Ph. D.,  Plant Molecular Biology (1998), Durham University, United Kingdom
M. Phil.,  Biochemistry and Genetics (1998), Kurukshetra University (India)
M. Sc.,  Botany (1987), Kurukshetra University (India)
B. Sc.,  Medical (1985), Maharishi Dayanand University (India)


• STOCKSCH 650 - Global Challenges in Agriculture and the Environment
• STOCKSCH/ENVIRSCI 587/687 - Phyto/Bioremediation
• STOCKSCH 591A - Plant Biotechnology
• STOCSCH 390A - Plant Biotechnology and Tissue Culture (Laboratory)
• Honors 391A – Climate Change and Global Food Security Challenges


  • Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in plants (including heavy metals, drought, high temperature, salinity and nutrient stress) for developing ‘climate resilient crops'
  • Glutathione homeostasis for enhanced oxidative stress tolerance in plants for improved crop productivity
  • Metabolic engineering of oil seed crops for increasing oil contents for food, biofuels and value-added bioproducts
  • Molecular and physiological strategies for developing arsenic free rice
  • Engineering non-food crops for phytoremediation of heavy metals and metalloids
  • Nanomaterial as nano-fertilizes and nano-pesticides for sustainable agriculture and food safety


  • Selected Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
  • Selected Fellow of the Agronomy Society of America (ASA)
  • Selected Fellow of the International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB)
  • Selected Fellow of the Indian Society for Plant Physiology
  • Outstanding Agriculture Research Scientist Award, Association of Agriculture Scientist of Indian Origin (AASIO)
  • Nominated for Outstanding Research Award, UMass Amherst (2022)
  • Nominated as the Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS)- 2022
  • Elected Vice President for the International Phytotechnology Society (IPS, 2015-2018, 2019-2023)
  • Haryana Gaurav Samman Award, Govt of Haryana State, India (2017)
  • Chair, Faculty Senate Council for University Relations and Advancement (2016-2019)
  • Member, International Award Committee, Agronomy Society of America (ASA)- 2019-2021
  • Member, International Award Committee, Crop Science Society of America (ASA)- 2019-2021
  • Member, Steering Committee Responding to Climate Change, Worldwide University Network (WUN) (2016-2022)
  • Adjunct Professor, Haryana Agriculture University Hisar, India (2019- present)
  • Member, Faculty Senate Council for University Relations and Advancement (2019-2021)
  • Member, Dean’s Research Advisory Committee, College of Natural Sciences, UMass (2017-2021, 2021-2024)
  • Member Executive Committee, Indian Society of Plant Physiology (ISPP), 2015-present
  • Faculty Honor/ Recognition for Patent Awards, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2020
  • Healey Endowment Award for Faculty Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005
  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, 2003
  • Best Presentation Award at an international conference "Heavy Metals in Plants: Ecosystem to Biomolecules", University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2002
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Award by Commonwealth Commission London (U.K.), October 1994 to December 1997


  • Editor, Plant Cell Reports (2022- present)
  • Editor, Plant Physiology Reports (2015- present)
  • Editor, International Journal of Plant & Environment (2015- present)
  • Editor, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants published by Elsevier (2004-2009).
  • Senior Associate Editor, International J. of Phytoremediation, 2016-present
  • Associate Editor, The Plant Genome (2022-2024)
  • Associate Editor, Crop Science (2020-2023)
  • Associate Editor, Food & Energy Security, 2019- present
  • Guest Editor for 6 Special Issues (Plant Cell and Environment; Journal of Experimental Botany; Genes; Frontiers in Plant Sciences; International Journal of Molecular Sciences; Indian J. Plant Physiology)
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Plants- Agricultural Biological Chemistry, 2014-2018.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Plant Biology Research, 2014-2017.
  • Editorial Board, Plants, 2019-present
  • Editorial Board, International J. of Phytoremediation (2009- present)
  • Editorial Board, Plant and Soil Journal (2007-2011)


  • American Society for Plant Biologists (since 2001)
  • Crop Soil Society of America (since 2013),
  • Agronomy Society of America (since 2013)
  • Soil Science Society of America (since 2022)
  • International Phytotechnology Society (since 2009)
  • International Society for Environmental Botanists (since 2009)


Received ~ $10 millions as PI and Co-PI, since Joining UMass-Amherst in 2005 from various international, national and regional funding agencies in the form of grants and contracts


117 publications (113 published, 4 under review), 4 published Books, 5 International Patents, one Technical Note, one Policy/White Paper, over 150 abstracts/conference proceedings, One Podcast, and edited/editing 6 special issues)

Pooja Sihag, Upendra Kumar*, Vijeta Sagwal, Prexha Kapoor, Yogita Singh, Sheetal Mehla, Priyanka Balyan, Reazul Rouf Mir, Rajeev K Varshney, Krishna Pal Singh, Om Parkash Dhankher. Effect of terminal heat stress on osmolyte accumulation and gene expression during grain filling in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The Plant Genome (Under review, 2022)

Noble Louis, Om Parkash Dhankher, and Jos T. Puthur. Seed priming can enhance and retain stress tolerance in ensuing generations by inducing epigenetic changes and trans-generational memory. New Phytologists (Under review, 2022)

Yogita Singh, Upendra Kumar*, Prexha Kapoor, Pooja Sihag, Sheetal Mehla, Vijeta Sagwal, Sourav Panigrahi, Priyanka Balyan, Krishna Pal Singh, Om Parkash Dhankher*. Nanoparticles as novel elicitors in plant tissue culture: Current status & Future outlooks. Plant Cell Reports (Under review,  2022).

Cao, Y.; Ma, C.; Yu, H.; Tan, Q.; Mo, A.; White, J.C.; Dhankher, O.P.; Xing, B. 2022. The role of sulfur nutrition in plant response to metal(loid) stress: Facilitating biofortification and phytoremediation. J. Haz. Mater. (Under review, 2022)

Sudhakar Srivastava, Om P Dhankher, Rudra D. Tripathi. Towards the Nano-future to Deal with Metal and Metalloid Contamination. Int. J. Plant & Environment, 7(3): 38-42 (2021). DOI

Suhas Balasaheb Karle, Kundan Kumar, and Om Prakash Dhankher. The Versatile Role of Plant Aquaglyceroporins in Metalloid Transport. In:  K. Kumar, S. Srivastava (eds.), Plant Metal and Metalloid Transporters. (2022).

Sheetal Mehla, Prexha Kapoor, Yogita Singh, Pooja Sihag, Vijeta Sagwal, Priyanka Balyan, Anuj Kumar, Navjeet Ahalawat, Nita Lakra, Krishna Pal Singh, Reyazul Rouf Mir, Om Parkash Dhankher. Functional and structural insights into the candidate genes with potential involvement in flag leaf development in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Front. Genetics 13: 933560; doi: 10.3389/fgene.2022.933560

Yi Wang, Chaoyi Deng, Wade Elmer, Christian O. Dimkpa, Sudhir Sharma, Gilberto Navarro, Zhengyang Wang, Jacquelyn LaReau, Blaire Steven, Zhenyu Wang, Lijuan Zhao, Chunqiang Li, Om Dhankher, Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Baoshan Xing, Jason White. Therapeutic Delivery of Nanoscale Sulfur to Suppress Disease in Tomatoes: In Vitro Imaging and Orthogonal Mechanistic Investigation. ACS Nano 2022, 16(7): 11204-11217;

Monika A. Roy, Sudhir Sharma, Kylie P. Braunius, Asha M. Ajmani, Andrew D. Keyser, Caitlyn S. Butler, David A. Reckhow, Om P. Dhankher. The application of calcium hydroxide (lime) treated urine improves sunflower (Helianthus annuus) growth without greatly shifting soil microbial communities. Applied Soil Ecology, 178, October 2022, 104575;

Haiyan Yuan, Qingquan Liu, Jiahao Fu, Yuming Sun, Chunsun Gu, Haiying Tong, Zhi Guo, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Sulfur nanoparticles Improved Plant Growth and Reduced Mercury Toxicity via Mitigating the Oxidative Stress in Brassica napus L. Environmental Pollution, 2021 (submitted)

Prexha Kapoor, Rahul Kumar Dhaka, Pooja Sihag, Sheetal Mehla,Vijeta Sagwal, Yogita Singh, Sonu Langaya, Priyanka Balyan, Krishna Pal Singh, Baoshan Xing, Jason C. White, Om Parkash Dhankher, Upendra Kumar. Nanotechnology-enabled Biofortification Strategies for Micronutrient Enrichment of Food Crops: Current Understanding and Future Scope. NanoImpact Volume 26, April 2022, 100407

Guoyong Huang, Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Jason C. White, Hongqing Hu, Baoshan Xing, Om Parkash Dhankher. Simultaneous exposure to CuO and S nanoparticles: Altered toxicity due to reduced Cu accumulation and modulated antioxidant response in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Science Total Environment, Volume 839, 15 September 2022, 156285.

E. Janeeshma, Akhila Sen, K.P. Raj Aswathi, Riya Johnson, Om P. Dhankher, Jos T. Puthur. Reclamation and Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Land. In : Bioenergy Crops: A Sustainable Means of Phytoremediation. Eds: Josh Puthur and Om Parkash Dhankher. CRC press (A Taylor and Francis group). ISBN: 978-0-367-48913-7 (2022).

PP Sameena, Nair G Sarath, Louis Noble, MS Amritha, Om P Dhankher, Jos T Puthur. Bioenergy Plants: A Sustainable Solution for Heavy Metal Phytoremediation. In : Bioenergy Crops: A Sustainable Means of Phytoremediation. Eds: Josh Puthur and Om Parkash Dhankher. CRC press (A Taylor and Francis group). ISBN: 978-0-367-48913-7 (2022).

Rajesh Kumar Singhal, Mahesh Kumar, Sananda Mondal, Sudhakar Srivastava, Om Prakash Dhankher, Rudra Deo Tripathi, and Bandana Bose. Heavy metal phytotoxicity in crops and its mitigation through seed priming technology. Int. J. Phytoremediation,  May 2022, DOI: 10.1080/15226514.2022.2068502

Yu Shen, Jaya Borgatta, Chuanxin Ma, Gurpal Singh, Carlos Tamez, Neil P. Schultes, Zhiyun Zhang, Om Parkash Dhankher, Wade H. Elmer, Lili He,  Robert J. Hamers, Jason C. White. Role of foliar biointerface properties and nanomaterial chemistry in controlling Cu transfer into wild type and mutant Arabidopsis thaliana leaf tissues. J. Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 70 (14), 4267-4278 (2022).

Chhaya Yadav, Sneh Pareek, Om Parkash Dhankher, Ashwani Pareek. Physiological and molecular signatures reveal differential response of rice genotypes to drought and drought combination with heat and salinity stress. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, Vol 28(4): 899-910 (2022).

Pradyumana Kumar Singh; Yuvraj Indoliya; Lalit Agrawal; Surabhi Awasthi; Farah Deeba; Debasis Chakrabarty; Pramod A Shirke; Vivek Pandey; Nandita Singh; Om Parkash Dhankher; Saroj Kanta Barik; Sanjay Dwivedi. Genomic, proteomic responses and biotechnological intervention for enhanced drought tolerance in plants. Current Plant Biology, 19: 100239 (2022).

Vijeta Sagwal,  Pooja Sihag, Yogita Singh, Sheetal Mehla, Prexha Kapoor, Priyanka Balyan, Anuj Kumar, Reyazul Rouf Mir, Om Parkash Dhankher, Upendra Kumar. Development and Characterization of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Use Efficiency Responsive Genic and miRNA Derived SSRs Markers in Wheat. Heredity 128: 391–401 (2022)

Prabina Kumar Meher, Shbana Begam, Tanmaya Kumar Sahu, Ajit Gupta, Anuj Kumar, Upendra Kumar, Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao, Krishna Pal Singh, and Om Parkash Dhankher. ASRmiRNA: Abiotic Stress-Responsive miRNA Prediction in Plants by Using Machine Learning Algorithms with Pseudo K-Tuple Nucleotide Compositional Features. Int. J. Mol. Sci., 23, 1612 (2022). IF 5.92

Olivera S. Stamenković, Kshipra Gautam, Sneh L Singla-Pareek, Om P Dhankher, Ivica G. Djalović, Milan Kostić, Petar M. Mitrović, Ashwani Pareek, Vlada B. Veljković. Biodiesel production from Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz oil: present status and future perspectives. Food and Energy Security, e340, 2021. IF 4.2

Ahmed G Meselhy, Sudhir Sharma, Zhi Guo, Gurpal Singh, Haiyan Yuan, RD Tripathi, Baoshan Xing, Craig Musante, Jason C. White, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Nanoscale sulfur Improves Plant Growth and Reduces Arsenic Toxicity and Accumulation in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). Environmental Science & Technology, 2021, 55, 20, 13490–13503. IF 9.02

Amritha M. S, Kishore Sridharan, Jos. T. Puthur, and Om Prakash Dhankher. Priming with nanoscale materials for boosting abiotic stress tolerance in crop plants. J. Agric. Food Chem. (2021), 69, 10017−10035. IF 5.28

Haiyan Yuan, Qingquan Liu, Jiahao Fu, Yuming Sun, Chunsun Gu, Haiying Tong, Zhi Guo, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Sulfur nanoparticles Improved Plant Growth and Reduced Mercury Toxicity via Mitigating the Oxidative Stress in Brassica napus L. Cleaner Production, 318: 128589 (2021). IF 9.3

Khalid Anwar, Rohit Joshi, Om Parkash Dhankher, Sneh L Singla-Pareek, Ashwani Pareek. Elucidating the Response of Crop Plants towards Individual, Combined and Sequentially Occurring Abiotic Stresses. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22(11), 6119 (2021); IF 5.923

Xuesong Cao, Chuanxi Wang, Xing Luo, Le Yue, Jason C. White, Wade Elmer, Om Parkash Dhankher, Zhenyu Wang, Baoshan Xing. Elemental sulfur nanoparticles enhance disease resistance in tomato. ACS Nano 15:11817-11827 (2021). IF 15.9

Pooja Sihag, Vijeta Sagwal, Anuj Kumar, Priyanka Balyan, Reyazul Rouf Mir, Om Parkash Dhankher, Upendra Kumar. Analysis of genetic diversity, population structure and categorization of bread wheat genotypes for terminal heat tolerance based on heat responsive miRNA derived SSR markers. Front. Genet. 12:699420 (2021). DOI: 10.3389/fgene.2021.699420. IF 4.6

Chuanxin Ma, Yi Hao, Jian Zhao, Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Ahmed G. Meselhy, Om Parkash Dhankher, Yukui Rui, Jason C. White *, Baoshan Xing. Graphitic Carbon Nitride (C3N4) Reduces Cadmium and Arsenic Phytotoxicity and Accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Nanomaterials 11: 839 (2021). IF 5.1

Qingquan Liu, Yongxia Zhang,  Yinjie Wang,  Chunsun Gu, Suzhen Huang, Om Parkash Dhankher,  Haiyan Yuan. Combining single-molecule sequencing and next-generation sequencing to provide insight into the complex response of Iris halophila Pall. to Pb exposure. Industrial Crops and Products, 168: 113621 (2021). IF 5.65

Hesham M. Abdullah, Jessica Rodriguez, J. M. Salacup, Isla S. Castañeda, Danny J. Schnell, Ashwani Pareek, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Increased Cuticle Waxes by Overexpression of Wax Synthase, WSD1, Improves Tolerance Towards Osmotic Stresses in Plants. Int. J. Molecular Sciences 2021, 22(10), 5173; IF 5.923

Chuanxin Ma, Hong Liu, Guangcai Chen, Qing Zhao, Huiyuan Guo, Rakesh Minocha, Stephanie Long, Yuanzhi Tang, Emily M. Saad, Roberto DeLaTorreRoche, Jason C. White, Baoshan Xing, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Dual role of glutathione in silver nanoparticle detoxification and enhancement of nitrogen assimilation in soybean (Glycine max L.). Environ. Sci.: Nano, 2020, 7:1954-1966. IF 7.931

Zhenyu Wang, Le Yue, Om Parkash Dhankher and Baoshan Xing. Nano-Enabled Improvements of Growth and Nutritional Quality in Food Plants Driven by Rhizosphere Processes. Environment International, 142: 105831 (2020). IF 9.62

Qingquan Liu, Yongxia Zhang, Yinjie Wang, Weilin Wang, Chunsun Gu, Suzhen Huang, Haiyan Yuan and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Quantitative proteomic analysis reveals complex regulatory and metabolic response of Iris lactea Pall. var. chinensis to cadmium toxicity. J Hazardous Material, 400: 123165 (2020). IF 9.038

Ashwani Pareek, Om Parkash Dhankher*, and Christine H. Foyer. Mitigating the impact of climate change on plant productivity and ecosystem sustainability. J. Exp. Bot., 71 (2): 451-456 (2020). IF 7.011

Syed Adeel Zafar, Syed Shan-e-Ali Zaidi, Yashika Gaba, Sneh Lata Singla-Pareek, Om Parkash Dhankher, Xueyong Li, Shahid Mansoor, Ashwani Pareek. Engineering abiotic stress tolerance via CRISPR/ Cas-mediated genome editing. J. Exp. Bot. 71(2): 470-479 (2020). DOI: IF 7.011

L Fu, Z Wang, Om Parkash Dhankher, B Xing. Nanotechnology as a New Sustainable Approach for Controlling Crop Diseases and Increasing Agricultural Production. J. Exp. Bot. 71: 507-519 (2020). DOI: IF 7.011

Lomeshwar Sharma, Manu Priya, Neeru Kaushal, Kalpna Bhandhari, Shikha Chaudhary, Om Parkash Dhankher, PV Vara Prasad, Kadambot Hm Siddique, Harsh Nayyar. Plant growth regulating molecules as thermoprotectants: functional relevance and prospects for improving heat tolerance in food crops. J. Exp. Bot. 71: 569-594 (2020). DOI: IF 7.011

Reshu Chauhan, Surabhi Awasthi, Sudhakar Srivastava, Elizabeth A. H. Pilon-Smits, Om P. Dhankher and Rudra D. Tripathi. Understanding the metabolism of selenium and its role as a beneficial element in plants. Critical Review in Environ. Sci. & Technol., 39: 1937-1958 (2019). IF 12.09

Manu Priya, Om P. Dhanker, Kadambot H. M. Siddique, Bindumadhava HanumanthaRao, Ramakrishnan M. Nair, Sarita Pandey, Sadhana Singh, Rajeev K. Varshney, P. V. Vara Prasad, and Harsh Nayyar. Drought and heat stress-related proteins: an update about their functional relevance in imparting stress tolerance in agricultural crops. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 132(6), 1607-1638 (2019).

Sanghamitra Majumdar, Chuanxin Ma, Marco Villani, Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Luca Pagano, Yuxiong Huang, Andrea Zappettini, Arturo A Keller, Nelson Marmiroli, Om Parkash Dhankher, Jason C White. Surface coating determines the response of soybean plants to cadmium sulfide quantum dots. NanoImpact, 14: 100151 (2019). IF 5.553

Manu Priya, Kadambot Siddique, Om P. Dhankher, P. V. Vara Prasad, H Bindumadhava, Ramakrishnan Nair & Harsh Nayyar. Molecular breeding approaches involving physiological and reproductive traits for heat tolerance in food crops. Indian J. Plant Physiology. 23 (4): 697-720 (2018). IF 0.81

Hesham M. Abdullah, Sudesh Chhikara, Parisa Akbari, Danny J. Schnell, Ashwani Pareek, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Comparative transcriptome and metabolome analysis revealed the bottlenecks for increasing the seed and oil yields in transgenic Camelina sativa expressing diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 11 (1): 335 (2018). IF 6.43

Ashwani Pareek, Ajay Arora and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Stepping forward and taking reverse as we move ahead in genetics. Indian J. Plant Physiology 23(4): 609-611 (2018). IF 0.81

Kundan Kumar, Kareem Mosa, Ahmed Ali, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Molecular Insights into the Plasma Membrane Intrinsic Proteins Roles for Abiotic Stress and Metalloids Tolerance and Transport in Plants. Indian J. Plant Physiology, 23 (4): 721-730 (2018). IF 0.81

H Yuan, Z Guo, Q Liu, C Gu, Y Yang, Y Zhang, Om Parkash Dhankher*, S Huang. Exogenous glutathione increased lead uptake and accumulation in Iris lactea var. chinensis exposed to excess lead. International J. Phytoremediation 20 (11): 1136-1143 (2018). IF 2.57

Y Yang, Z Guo, Q Liu, J Tang, S Huang, Om Parkash Dhankher, H Yuan. Growth, physiological adaptation, and NHX gene expression analysis of Iris halophila under salt stress. Environ. Sci. & Pollu. Res. 25 (25): 25207-25216 (2018). IF 3.3056

Roberto De La Torre Roche, Luca Pagano, Sanghamitra Majumdar, Brian D Eitzer, Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Chuanxin Ma, Alia D Servin, Nelson Marmiroli, Om Parkash Dhankher, Jason C White. Co-exposure of imidacloprid and nanoparticle Ag or CeO2 to Cucurbita pepo (zucchini): Contaminant bioaccumulation and translocation. NanoImpact 11: 136-145 (2018). IF 5.533

Naser A. Anjum, Sarvajeet S. Gill , Om P. Dhankher, Juan F. Jimenez and Narendra Tuteja. Editorial: The Brassicaceae-Agri-Horticultural and Environmental Perspectives. Editorial. Front Plant Sci. 9: 1141 (2018). IF 4.402

OP Dhankher, CH Foyer. Editorial: Climate resilient crops for improving global food security and safety. Plant, Cell & Environment 41 (5): 877-884 (2018). IF 6.362

A Dixit, P Tomar, E Vaine, H Abdullah, S Hazen, OP Dhankher*. A stress-Associated protein, AtSAP13, from Arabidopsis thaliana provides tolerance to multiple abiotic stresses. Plant, Cell & Environment 41 (5): 1171-1185 (2018). IF 6.362

Sudhakar Srivastava, Garima Dixit, Munish Kumar Upadhyay, Poonam, Om P. Dhankher and R.D. Tripathi.  Strategies to mitigate arsenic in crop plants: An approach towards enhancing crop quality. In: Genetic Engineering of Plants - Enhancing Productivity and Product Value Editors: Prabodh K Trivedi, Pravendra Nath and Mondher Bouzayen. John Willey and Sons Limited, UK. Published 2018.

Sudesh Chhikara, Hesham Abdullah, Parisa Akbari, Kenny Ablordeppey, Om Parkash Dhankher*. Combined expression of GPD1 and DGAT1 increased oil and seed yield in Camelina sativa. Plant Biotechnology J. 16: 1034–1045 (2018). IF 8.154

AA Saddhe, KA Mosa, K Kumar, M Prasad, OP Dhankher*. Genome-wide Characterization of Major Intrinsic Protein (MIP) Gene Family in Brachypodium distachyon. Current Bioinformatics 13 (5): 536-552 (2018). DOI : 10.2174/1574893612666171023152558. IF 2.068

Suchismita Roy, Manjari Mishra, Om Parkash Dhankher, Sneh L Singla-Pareek and Ashwani Pareek. Molecular chaperones in Plants: Players in abiotic stress responses. In: Genetic Enhancement of Crops for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress: Mechanisms and Approaches, Vol. I, Sustainable Development and Biodiversity 20, Eds: Vijay Rani Nagpal, Deepmala Sehgal, Avinash Kumar and S.N Raina. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018.

Amit Pal Singh, Garima Dixit, Amit Kumar, Seema Mishra, Navin Kumar, Sameer Dixit, Pradyumna Kumar Singh, Sanjay Dwivedi, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Vivek Pandey, Om Prakash Dhankher, Gareth J Norton, Debasis Chakrabarty, Rudra Deo Tripathi. A protective role for nitric oxide and salicylic acid for arsenite phytotoxicity in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Physiol. and Biochem., 115: 163-173 (2017). IF 3.966

Qing Zhao, Chuanxin Ma, Jason C. White, Om Parkash Dhankher, Xuejiao Zhang, Siyu Zhang and Baoshan Xing. Quantitative evaluation of multi-wall carbon nanotube uptake by terrestrial plants. Carbon 114 (2017) 661e670. IF 8.821

Junli Li, Hyunkyu Sang, Huiyuan Guo, James T Popko, Lili He, Jason C White, Om Parkash Dhankher, Geunhwa Jung, Baoshan Xing. Antifungal mechanisms of ZnO and Ag nanoparticles to Sclerotinia homoeocarpa. Nanotechnology 28 (15): 155101 (2017). DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa61f3.IF 3.551

Hong Liu, Chuanxin Ma, Guangcai Chen, Jason C. White, Om Parkash Dhankher*, and Baoshan Xing. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles alleviate tetracycline toxicity to Arabidopsis thaliana. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2017, 5 (4), pp 3204–3213. IF 7.632

Alia D. Servin, Luca Pagano, Hiram Castillo-Michel, Roberto De la Torre-Roche, Joseph Hawthorne, Jose A. Hernandez-Viezcas, Rene Loredo, Sanghamitra Majumdar, Om Parkash Dhankher, Jason C. White. Weathering in soil increases nanoparticle CuO bioaccumulation within a terrestrial food chain. Nanotoxicology 11 (1), 98-111 (2017). IF 4.925

Luca Pagano, Francesco Pasquali, Sanghamitra Majumdar, Roberto De la Torre-Roche, Nubia Zuverza-Mena, Marco Villani, Andrea Zappettini, Robert E Marra, Susan M Isch, Marta Marmiroli, Elena Maestri, Om Parkash Dhankher, Jason C White, Nelson Marmiroli. Exposure of Cucurbita pepo to binary combinations of engineered nanomaterials: physiological and molecular response. Environmental Science: Nano 4 (7), 1579-1590 (2017). IF 7.931

Chuanxin Ma, Hong Liu, Guangcai Chen, Wenjun Cai, Lee Newman, Joseph Hawthorne, Jason White, Baoshan Xing, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Effects of titanium oxide nanoparticles on tetracycline accumulation and toxicity in Oryza sativa (L.). Environmental Science: Nano, 4 (9): 1827-1839 (2017). IF 7.931

Hesham M. Abdullah, Bibin Paulose, Danny Schnell, Ashwani Pareek, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Transcriptome Profiling of Camelina sativa to Identify Genes Involved in Triacylglycerol Biosynthesis and Accumulation in Developing Seeds. Biotechnology for Biofuels 9:136 (2016). IF 6.43

Guangcai Chen, Chuanxin Ma, Arnab Mukherjee, Craig Musante, Jianfeng Zhang, Jason C. White, Om Parkash Dhankher, Baoshan Xing. Tannic acid alleviates Nd2O3 bulk and nanoparticle toxicity in pumpkin: physiological and molecular response. Nanotoxicology 11: 1-11 (2016) IF 4.925

Eucharia O. Nwaichi and Om Parkash Dhankher. Heavy Metals Contaminated Environments and the Road Map with Phytoremediation. J. Environmental Protection, 7(1): 41-51 (2016). IF 1.46

Pankaj Kumar Verma, Shikha Verma, Alok Kumar Meher, Veena Pande, Shekhar Mallick, Amit Kumar Bansiwal, Rudra Deo Tripathi, Om Parkash Dhankher, Debasis Chakrabarty. Overexpression of rice glutaredoxins (OsGrxs) significantly reduces arsenite accumulation by maintaining glutathione pool and modulating aquaporins in yeast. Plant Physiol. Biochem., 106: 208-217 (2016). IF 3.966

Klaus Nüsslein, Om Parkash Dhankher. Food Security Needs Social Science Inputs. Nature 535, 37 (07 July 2016) doi:10.1038/535037d (This is an opinion article in Nature Correspondence section). IF 69.5

Pagano L., Servin A., De La Torre-Roche R., Majumdar S., Mukherjee A., Hawthorne J., Marmiroli M., Maestri E., Dhankher, Om Parkash, White J.C., Marmiroli N. Nanomaterials and crop plants: health and environmental safety related to molecular effects of ENMs exposure. Environ. Sci. Technol, 50: 7198-7207 (2016). IF 7.864

Pankaj Kumar Verma, Shikha Verma, Veena Pande, Shekhar Mallick, Rudra Deo Tripathi, Om Parkash Dhankher, Debasis Chakrabarty. Overexpression of Rice Glutaredoxin OsGrx_C7 and OsGrx_C2.1 Reduces Intracellular Arsenic Accumulation and Increases Tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Sciences, 7: 740 (2016). IF 4.3

Kareem A. Mosa, Ismail Saadoun, Kundan Kumar, Mohamed Helmy, Om Parkash Dhankher. Potential Biotechnological Strategies for the Cleanup of Heavy Metals and Metalloids. Frontiers in Plant Sciences, 7: 303 (2016). IF 4.3

Kareem Mosa, Kundan Kumar, Sudesh Chhikara, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Enhanced Boron Tolerance in Plants Mediated by Bidirectional Transport Through Plasma Membrane Intrinsic Proteins. Nature Scientific Reports 6:21640 (2016). IF 4.956

Arnab Mukherjee, Sanghamitra Majumdar, Alia D. Servin, Luca Pagano, Om Parkash Dhankher and Jason C. White. Carbon Nanomaterials in Agriculture: A Critical Review. Frontiers in Plant Sciences, 7: 172 (2016). IF 4.3

Amit Pal Singh, Dixit G, Kumar A, Mishra S, Singh PK, Dwivedi S, Trivedi PK, Chakrabarty D, Mallick S, Pandey V, Dhankher OP and Tripathi RD. Nitric Oxide Alleviated Arsenic Toxicity by Modulation of Antioxidants and Thiol Metabolism in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). Front. Plant Sci. 6: 1272 (2016). IF 4.3

Srivastava, Sudhakar, Tripathi, R.D., Dhankher, Om Parkash, and Upadhyay, Munish. (2016). Arsenic Transport, Metabolism and Toxicity in Plants. Intern. J. Plant and Environment. 2: 17-28 (2016).

Chuanxin Ma, Hong Liu, Huiyuan Guo, Craig Musante, Sanem Hosbas Coskun, Bryant C. Nelson, Jason C. White, Baoshan Xing, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Defense Mechanisms and Nutrient Displacement in Arabidopsis thaliana upon Exposure to CeO2 and In2O3 Nanoparticles. Environ. Sci.: Nano 3:1369-1379 (2016). IF 7.931

Chuanxin Ma, Jason C. White, and Om Parkash Dhankher*.  Phytotoxicity and Ecological Safety of Engineered Nanoparticles. Int. J. Plant and Environment, 1: 1-7 (2015).

Chuanxin Ma, Jason C. White, Om Parkash Dhankher, and Baoshan Xing. Metal-Based Nanotoxicity and Detoxification Pathways in Higher Plants. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49, 7109−7122 (2015). IF 7.864

Ma C, Chhikara S, Minocha R, Long S, Musante C, White JC, Xing B, Dhankher OP*. Reduced Silver Nanoparticle Phytotoxicity in Crambe abyssinica with Enhanced Glutathione Production by Overexpressing Bacterial γ-Glutamylcysteine Synthase. Environ Sci. Technol. 49: 10117−10126 (2015). IF 7.864

Garima Dixit, Amit Pal Singh, Amit Kumar, Pradyumna Kumar Singh, Smita Kumar,Sanjay Dwivedi, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Vivek Pandey, Gareth John Norton, Om Parkash Dhankher, Rudra Deo Tripathi. Sulfur mediated reduction of arsenic toxicity involves efficient thiol metabolism and the antioxidant defense system in rice. J. Hazardous Mat. 298: 241-251 (2015). IF 9.038

Parul R. Tomar, Anirudha A. Dixit, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Engineered Plants for Heavy Metals and Metalloids Tolerance. In: Genetic Manipulation in Plants for Mitigation of Climate Change. Eds: Pawan K. Jaiwal, Rana P. Singh and Om P. Dhankher. Springer Publishers, ISBN: 978-81-322-2660-4 (2015).

Manish Sainger, Poonam Ahlawat Sainger, Darshna Chaudhary, Ranjana Jaiwal, Rana Pratap Singh, Om Parkash Dhankher, and Pawan Kumar Jaiwal. GM Crops for Developing World in the Era of Climate Change: For Increase of Farmer’s Income, Poverty Alleviation, Nutrition and Health. In: Genetic Manipulation in Plants for Mitigation of Climate Change. Eds: Pawan K. Jaiwal, Rana P. Singh and Om P. Dhankher. Springer Publishers, ISBN: 978-81-322-2660-4 (2015).

Sanjay Singh Parmar, Anjali Jaiwal, Om Parkash Dhankher, Pawan K Jaiwal. Coenzyme Q10 production in plants: current status and future prospects. Critical Rev. Biotechnol., 35(2): 152-164 (2015). IF 8.108

Kundan Kumar, Kareem A. Mosa, Sudesh Chhikara, Craig Musante, Jason C. White and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Two Rice Plasma Membrane Intrinsic Proteins, OsPIP2;4 and OsPIP2;7, are Involved in Transport and Providing Tolerance to Boron Toxicity. Planta, 239:187-98 (2014). IF 3.687

Bibin Paulose, Sudesh Chhikara, Joshua Coomey, Ha-il Jung, Olena Vatamaniuk and Om Parkash Dhankher*. A g-Glutamyl Cyclotransferase Protects Arabidopsis Plants from Heavy Metal Toxicity by Recycling Glutamate to Maintain Glutathione Homeostasis. Plant Cell, 25: 4580–4595 (2013). IF 9.618

Chuanxin Ma, Sudesh Chhikara, Baoshan Xing, Craige Musante, Jason C. White, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Physiological and Molecular Response of Arabidopsis thaliana to Nanoparticle Cerium and Indium Oxide Exposure. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2013, 1: 768−778. IF 7.632

Richa Dave, Pradyumna Kumar Singh, Preeti Tripathi, Manju Shri, Garima Dixit , Sanjay Dwivedi, Debasis Chakrabarty, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Yogesh Kumar Sharma, Om Prakash Dhankher, Francisco Javier Corpas, Juan B. Barroso, Rudra Deo Tripathi. Arsenite Tolerance is Related to Proportional Thiolic Metabolite Synthesis in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 64(2): 235-42 (2013). if 2.714

Sudesh Chhikara, Indrajit Dutta, Pawan Jaiwal, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Developing an Agrobacterium-mediated stable transformation method for industrial oilseed crop Crambe abyssinica ‘BelAnn’. Industrial Crops and Products 37: 457– 465 (2012). IF 4.583

Kareem A. Mosa, Kundan Kumar, Sudesh Chhikara, Joseph Mcdermott, Zijuan Liu, Craig Musante, Jason C. White, Om Parkash Dhankher*. Members of rice plasma membrane intrinsic proteins subfamily are involved in arsenite permeability and tolerance in plants. Transgenic Res. 21:1265–1277 (2012). IF 1.974

Om Parkash Dhankher*, Sharon Dotty, Richard B Meagher, and Elizabeth Pilon-Smits. Biotechnological Approaches for Phytoremediation. In: Plant biotechnology and agriculture: Prospects for the 21st Century, Eds: Arie Altman and Paul Hasegawa. Elsevier Press. (2012).

Sudesh Chhikara, Darshana Chaudhary, Om Parkash Dhankher and Pawan K Jaiwal.  Combined expression of barley II chitinase and type I ribosomal inactivating protein in transgenic Brassica juncea provides protection against fungus Alternaria brassicae. Plant Tissue and Organ Culture 108(1): 83-89 (2012). IF 2.329

Anirudha Dixit and Om Parkash Dhankher*. A Novel Stress-Associated Protein ‘AtSAP10’ from Arabidopsis thaliana Confers Tolerance to Nickel, Manganese, Zinc, and High Temperature Stress. PLoS One, 6(6): e20921 (2011). IF 2.87

Asma Zulfiqar, Sudesh Chhikara, Bibin Paulose, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Identifying Genes/Gene Networks Involved in Chromium Metabolism and Detoxification in Crambe abyssinica. Environmental Pollution 159: 3123-3128 (2011). IF 6.939

Sudesh Chhikara, Bibin Paulose, Jason White and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Understanding the Physiological and Molecular Mechanism of Persistent Organic Pollutant Uptake and Detoxification in Cucurbit Species (Zucchini and Squash). Environ Sci. & Technol.  44: 7295-7301 (2010). IF 7.864

Dwivedi S, Tripathi, R.D., Tripathi P., Kumar A., Dave, R., Mishra S., Singh R., Sharma D., Rai U.N., Chakrabarty D., Trivedi P.K., Adhikari B.A., Bag M.K., Dhankher Om P., and Tuli R. Arsenate Exposure Affects Amino Acids, Mineral Nutrient Status and Antioxidants in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Genotypes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44: 9542–9549 (2010). IF 7.864

Bibin Paulose, Suganthy Kandasamy and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Expression Profiling of Crambe abyssinica under Arsenate Stress Identifies Genes and Gene Networks involved in Arsenic Metabolism and Detoxification. BMC Plant Biology 10:108 (2010). IF 4.494

Seema Misra, R.D. Tripathi, Sudhakar Srivastava, Sanjay Dwivedi, Prabodh K. Trivedi, Om Parkash Dhankher, and A. Khare. Thiol metabolism play significant role during cadmium detoxification by Ceratophyllum demersum L. Bioresource Technology, 100: 2155-2161 (2009). IF 7.270

Ackmez Mudhoo, Sanjay K. Sharma, Zhi-Qing Lin, and Om Parkash Dhankher. Phytoremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Environment. In: Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability. Eds: Madhoo and Sharma, CRC Press, pp 127-149 (2010).

Rakesh Minocha, P. Thangavel, Om Parkash Dhankher and Stephanie Long. Separation and quantification of monothiols and phytochelatins from a wide variety of cell cultures and tissues of trees and other plants using high performance liquid chromatography.  J. Chromatography A, 1207: 72-83 (2008). IF 4.049

Katty E. Smith, Raymond A. Putnam, Clifford Phaneuf, Guy R. Lanza, Om Parkash Dhankher, and John M. Clark. 2008. Selection of plants for optimizations of vegetative strips treating runoff pollutants from turfgrass. J. Environ. Quality, 37: 1855-1861 (2008). IF 2.142

Bibin Paulose, Pawan K. Jaiwal, and Om Parkash Dhankher*. Heavy Metal Transporters in Plants. In: Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters. Eds: Jaiwal, Singh, and Dhankher, CABI International 2008, Oxfordshire UK, pp 213-238 (2008).

Savita Dahiya, Darshna Chaudhary, Ranjana Jaiwal, Om Parkash Dhankher, Rana P. Singh, and Pawan K. Jaiwal. Elemental Biofortification of Crop Plants. In: Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters. Eds: Jaiwal, Singh and Dhankher, CABI International 2008, Oxfordshire UK, pp 345-371 (2008).

Richard B. Meagher, Aron P. Smith, Melissa Pischke, Tehrung Kim, Om Parkash Dhankher, and Andrew C.P. Heaton. Multigene Strategies for Engineering the phytoremediation of mecrcury and arsenic. Z. Xu et al (eds): Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond, 49-60 (2007) Springer.

Om Parkash Dhankher, Barry P. Rosen, Elizabeth C. McKinney and Richard B. Meagher. Hyperaccumulation of arsenic in the shoots of Arabidopsis silenced for arsenate reductase, ACR2. PNAS 103: 5413-5418 (2006). IF 11.2

Yujing Li, Om Parkash Dhankher, Laura Carreira, Aaron P. Smith and Richard B. Meagher. The shoot-specific expression of g-glutamylcysteine synthetase directs the long-distance transport of thiol-peptides to root conferring tolerance to mercury and arsenic. Plant Physiology 141; 288-298 (2006). IF 6.42

Om Parkash Dhankher*. Arsenic in Plants: an Inside Story. New Phytologist 168:503-505 (2005). IF 8.512

Tehrung Kim, Rebecca S. Balish, Andrew C.P. Heaton, Elizabeth C. Mckinney, Om Parkash Dhankher, and Richard B. Meagher. Engineering a root-specific, repressor-operator gene complex. Plant Biotechnology, 3 (6): 571-582 (2005). IF 8.151

Anne Marie, Om Parkash Dhankher, Bonnie McCaig and Richard B. Meagher. Ancient classes of plant metallothioneins bind nutrient and toxic metals differentially. Plant Molecular Biology 58(6): 839-55 (2005). IF 4.07

Om Parkash Dhankher, Yujing Li, Andrew C.P. Heaton and Richard B. Meagher. Strategies for phytoremediation of mercury and arsenic. In: Subsurface Contamination Remediation: Accomplishments of the Environmental Management Science Program; Berkey, E., Zachry, T., Eds.; American Chemical Society Symposium Series 904; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, pp 96-116 (2005).

Yujing Li, Om Parkash Dhankher, Laura Carreira, Rebecca Balish and Richard B. Meagher. Arsenic and mercury tolerance and cadmium sensitivity in Arabidopsis plants expressing bacterial g-glutamylcysteine synthetase. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 24, 1376-1386 (2005). IF 3.4

Yujing Li, Om Parkash Dhankher, Laura Carreira, David Lee, Alice Chen, Julian I Schroeder, Rebecca S Balish, Richard B Meagher. Overexpression of phytochelatin synthase in Arabidopsis leads to enhanced arsenic tolerance and cadmium hypersensitivity. Plant and Cell Physiology 45 (12): 1787-1797 (2004). IF 4.454

Om Parkash Dhankher and J.A. Gatehouse. Tissue-specific and developmental regulation of stress-induced Pisum sativum HSP70 promoter in transgenic tobacco. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 10(1): 49-58 (2004) (with cover page). IF 2.5

Om Parkash Dhankher, Barry P. Rosen, Mark Fuhrmann and Richard B. Meagher. Increased cadmium tolerance and accumulation by plants expressing bacterial arsenate reductase. New Phytologist 159(2): 431-441 (2003). IF 7.69

Om Parkash Dhankher and J.A. Gatehouse. Non-systemic induction of polyphenol oxidase in pea and chickpea after wounding. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 9: 125-129 (2003). IF 2.5

Om Parkash Dhankher, Yujing Li, Barry P. Rosen, Jin Shi, David Salt, Julie F. Senecoff, Nupur A. Sashti and Richard B. Meagher. Engineered tolerance and hyperaccumulation of arsenic in plants by combining arsenate reductase and g-glutamylcysteine synthetase expression. Nature Biotechnology 20 (11): 1140-1145 (2002). (Highlighted in FACULTY of 1000 by Mary Lou Guerinot). IF 68.16

Om Parkash Dhankher*, Jason L. Tucker, Valentine A. Nzengung, and N. Lee Wolfe. Isolation, purification and partial characterization of plant dehalogenase-like activity from waterweed (Elodea canadensis). In: Phytoremediation and innovative strategies for specialized remedial applications. eds: Leesan and Alleman, vol. 6, pp 145-150 (1999). IF 4.08

Om Parkash Dhankher, J.E. Drew and J.A. Gatehouse: Characterization of a pea hsp70 gene which is both developmentally and stress regulated. Plant Molecular Biology 34: 345-352 (1997).

Om Parkash Dhankher and N.K. Matta: Effect of salinity on storage proteins of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seeds. J. Plant Science Research 8: 74-76 (1992).

Om Parkash Dhankher, Krishna Kumari and N.K. Matta: Qualitative and quantitative studies on seed protein fractions of Vigna unguiculata L.Walp. J. Plant Science Research 6:75-79 (1990).

Technical Notes

Om Parkash Dhankher. Fact sheet- Crambe abyssinica. Prepared for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources used for educational purpose for biofuel crops in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Submitted to MDAR, Massachusetts Govt. October 2009.

White Paper/Policy Document

Climate Resilient Open Partnership for Food Security (CROP-FS) Tackles Gritty  Issues of Global Food Security. Submitted June 2016. Lead Author: Om Parkash Dhankher on behalf of 14 other project partners.

Books Edited/Published: 4 Books

Genetic Manipulation in Plants for Mitigation of Climate Change. Eds: Pawan K. Jaiwal, Rana P. Singh and Om P. Dhankher. Springer Publishers, ISBN: 978-81-322-2660-4 (2016).

The Brassicaceae-Agri-Horticultural and Environmental Perspectives. Eds: Naser A. Anjum, Sarvajeet S. Gill , Om P. Dhankher, Juan F. Jimenez and Narendra Tuteja. Frontiers in Plant Science Publication, (2018).

Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters. Eds: Jaiwal, P.K., Singh, R.P. and Dhankher, Om Parkash. CABI International Publishers, Oxfordshire UK, ISBN 978-1-84593-402-6, 371 pages (2008).

Bioenergy Crops: A Sustainable Means of Phytoremediation. Eds: Jos Puthur and Om Parkash Dhankher. Publisher: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis group) ISBN: 978-0-367-48913-7 (2022).

Special Issues Editor

Genes, special Issue on “Metal Accumulator Plant Genetics: Insights into Phytoremediation”. Editors: Om Parkash Dhankher, R.D. Tripathi, Guilan Duan, Suphiya Khan. Expected publication Feb 2021.

International J. of Molecular Sciences, special issue on “Mechanisms of Drought and Salinity Tolerance in Plants”. Editors: Om Parkash Dhankher, Vara prasad, and Sergey Shabala. Expected publication Jan 2021.

J. Experimental Botany, special Issue on “Mitigating the impact of climate change on plant productivity and ecosystem”. Editors: Ashwani Pareek, Christine Foyer and Om Parkash Dhankher. Published January 2020 (24 manuscripts).

Plant, Cell & Environmental journal, special Issue on “Climate Resilient Crops.” Editors: Om Parkash Dhankher and Christine Foyer. published In May 2019. Published 23 manuscripts in this special issue.

Indian J. Plant Physiology, Special issues on “Forward and Reverse Genetics for Crop Improvement.”  Editors: Ashwani Pareek, Ajay Arora, and Om Parkash Dhankher. Published December 2018 (20 manuscripts).

Frontiers in Horticulture, special Issue on “The Brassicaceae- Agri-Horticultural and Environmental Perspectives.” Editors- Om Parkash Dhankher, Naser A. Anjum, Sarvjeet S. Gill, Juan F. J. Bremont and Narendra Tuteja, published in 2016 with 28 peer-reviewed articles.

Patents (US and International) Awarded

US Patent: US 7,816,579 B2. “Metal Resistant Plants, Methods of Manufacture, and Methods of use Thereof.” Inventor: Om Parkash. Awarded October 2010.

US Patent: US 7,951,992 B2. Genes for Improving Tolerance to Heavy Metals and Environmental Stresses.” Inventors: Om Parkash and Anirudha Dixit. Awarded May 2011.

US patent: US 8,329,987 B2. Metal Resistant Plants and methods of Manufacture thereof. Inventors: Om Parkash and Anirudha Dixit. Awarded May 11, 2012

US patent: US 7,700,827. “Metal Resistant Plants and Phytoremediation of Environmental Contamination.” Inventors: Richard B. Meagher, Om Parkash and Yujing Li. Awarded April 2010.

U.S. 10,947,551 B2. “Compositions and Methods for Engineering Oil Contents in Plants. Inventor: Om Parkash Dhankher and Sudesh Chhikara. Awarded March 16, 2021.

UMass Docket # UMA0113US2 (UMA 18-012): Transgenic Plants having Increased Wax Synthase for Drought and Salt Tolerance. Inventor: Om Parkash Dhankher and Hesham Abdullah (Currently under review at USPTO).


I have developed strong research and faculty/student exchange program in India, China, Italy and Egypt. I visited various labs in these countries, actively engaged in research collaboration and hosted several visiting faculty and students in my lab.