Dr. Pushpa Robin

FACULTY OF SCIENCE >> Department of Bio-Chemistry
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D. in Biochemistry (M. S. University of Baroda)
Phone Nos : 912652795594
Email :
Experience : Date of Joining: 04/07/1994; Position: Professor
Areas of Interest : (1)Teaching: Plant Biochemistry and Mammalian Physiology (2)Research: Stress responses in plants.
Dr. Pushpa Robin

Detailed CV

Name: Dr. Pushpa Robin
Designation: Professor 
Department Of Biochemistry
Faculty Of Science
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Vadodara, Gujarat, India-390 002.
Phone: +91-265-2795594 (O)
             +91-265-2252991 (R)
             +91-9879120161 (Cell)
Email: pushparobin@yahoo.com
Academic background:
B.Sc.  (Chemistry) 1987; The M.S. Univ. of Baroda
M.Sc. (Biochemistry) 1989; The M. S. Univ. of Baroda
Ph.D. (Biochemistry) 1995; The M. S. Univ. of Baroda
Awards and Honor:
Gujarat State High School Scholarship award (1980)
UGC-CSIR NET (1989)  Life Sciences
Professional experience:
  • Professor: 2014 onwards Department of Biochemistry, The M.S.U of Baroda
  • Associate Professor: 2008-2014 
  • Temporary Lecturer: 1991-1994
  • Lecturer: 1994-1998
  • Sr. Lecturer: 1998-2008

Research interests:

1. Biofuels from Jatropha curcas
2. Effect of storage on viability of Jatropha curcas seeds
3. Environmental pollution and its effect on thyroid hormones and hence on reproduction:
   On Rat Model and Human Population Studies
4. Changes in blood lipids as biomarker of breast cancer
5. Bioprospecting of Bauhinia variegate for cancer treatment
Supervised doctoral theses and master's degrees:
  • Ph.D Thesis Supervised: Four
  • Registered Ph. D students: Four
  • Students to be registered soon: Three
  • Master’s Thesis: About 60
List of Publications:
1)    Joseph, P., Satta U., Dholakia B., Raol Y. and Srivastava S. K. (1998) Calcium -  mediated modulation of polyamine oxidase activity in Maize seedlings. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants, 4: 143-146.
 2)   Joseph, P., Datta, S. and Srivastava, S. K. (1996) Photoregula­tion of polyamine oxidase from maize seedlings.  Physiol.  Mol. Biol. Plant 2: 163- 168.
3)  Joseph,  P. and Srivastava, S. K. (1995) Inhibition  of  diamine oxidase and its reversal by a naturally occurring protein. Phyto­chemistry 38: 1099.
4)  Joseph, P.  and Srivastava, S. K. (1995).  Photoregulation  of diamine oxidase from pea seedlings. J. Plant Physiol. 146: 108.
5)  Vijay Makwana, Purna Shukla, Pushpa Robin (2010) GA application induces alteration in sex ratio and cell death in Jatropha curcas. Plant Growth Reg. 61(2):121-125
6)  Vijay Makwana, Purna Shukla, Pushpa Robin (2010) Comparing potential of GA and 2, 4-D in increasing fruit yield from Jatropha curcas. Journal of Biofuels 1(1):157-162
7)  Ashutosh Vasant Vadawale, Ritu Mihani, Pushpa Robin: (2011) Direct Organogenesis in Peanut Arachis  hypogaea L var. GG20. Asian J Pharm Biol Res :1(2): 163-168  e ISSN: 2231-2218
8)  Ashutosh Vadawale, Ritu Mihani, Asha Mathew and Pushpa Robin (2012) Transformation of Groundnut-Arachis Hypogea L. Var GG20 with the Cox gene-An attempt to develop salinity tolerance. International Journal of Pharma and BioSciences:3(1): 591-599. ISSN 0975-6299
9)  Vadawale A, Mihani R, Mathew A and Robin P (2011) Transformation of Agrobacterium Tumifascience LBA 4404 with a Cholin Oxidase-Cox Gene Conferring Salinity Tolerance. Proceedings of 2011 2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Animal Science IPCBEE vol.22 (2011) IACSIT Press, Singapore pp 175.
10)   Purna Shukla, Vijay Makwana, Daksha Bhatt, Pushpa Robin (2013) Efficient Method For Direct And Indirect Organogenesis In Biofuel Crop Jatropha Curcas: International Journal of Pharma and BioSciences 4(1):673-682
11) Vijay Makwana and Pushpa Robin (2013) Interaction between GA and Ethrel in Inducing female flowers in Jatropha curcas. International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering research. 4:465-472
Courses being taught during 2013-2014: Basic Physiology, Endocrinology, Advanced Plant Biochemistry, Microbial and Plant Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry-Laboratory Course
Previously taught courses: Metabolism, Nutrition
Detailed Curriculum Vitae: see link
Any other relevant information:
Joint Secretary, Alumni Association of Biochemistry Department


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