Dr Tushar Kaushik

Name : Sruthi O P

Designation : Junior Research Fellow (CSIR -JRF)

Brief Background :

I completed graduation in Botany from S N college (Kannur university) and post-graduation in Applied Plant Science from Department of Botany, Calicut university, Kerala. I have qualified both CSIR junior research fellowship (2020) and GATE (2020) in life science.

I have joined as a JRF on a SERB project entitled “Unravelling the symbiosis of algal and fungal partners in lichen family Graphidaceae and Parmeliaceae from the Western Ghats through polyphasic taxonomic approach and ecological studies” at ARI Pune.

Currently pursuing Ph.D. in lignicolous Ascomycota at Biodiversity & Palaeobiology (Fungi) Group, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune under the guidance of Dr. Rajesh Kumar K.C.

Contact Details :

Lignicolous Ascomycota, Fungal systematics, Phylogeny, Lignin degradation

Currently, I am working on the molecular reappraisal of lignicolous Ascomycota from the Western Ghats region using modern phylogenetic approaches and screening for their lignin degrading activities.