Sudhakar Pandey

Principal Scientist
Areas of Interest: 

Cucurbits genetics, conventional and molecular breeding

    1. ICAR Award for Team Research for the Biennium 2003-04 awarded for outstanding research contribution in development of new varieties and hybrids of vegetable crops in 2006 given by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New delhi).
    2. Awarded with a Certificate of Recognition, February 2017 for effective leadership and personal involvement in implementation of various provisions of PPV&FR Act, 2001 from Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare, New Delhi.
    3. Awarded “Himadri Young Scientist Award” 2010 for outstanding contribution in field of vegetable from Indian Society of Horticulture Research and Development, Uttarakhand.
    4. Awarded “Scientist of the Year Award” 2013 for outstanding contribution in the field of Horticulture (Vegetable Science)” from Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development, Allahabad.
    5. Best PosterAward (First prize) in National symposium on “Precision Horticulture for Small and Marginal Farmers” at held at IGKV, Raipur, Chhattisgarh from 24-27 June, 2014.
    6. Best Oral PresentationAward in National seminar on “Value Added Functional Food: Prospects and Future Challenges” organized by Janta College Bakewar (Etawah) from 23-24 February, 2013.
  1. Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Science (NAAS), New Delhi – 2018
  2. Fellow, Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Science (UP Council of Agricultural Research, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh), Lucknow in area of Horticulture (First selected Fellow in Horticulture after establishment of academy)
  3. Fellow, Hill Horticulture Development Society (FHHDS), Uttarakhand)
  4. Fellow, Indian Society of Vegetable Science (ISVS), Varanasi
  1. Ansari WA, Atri N, Singh, B, Kumar P, Pandey S* (2018). Morpho-physiological and biochemical responses of muskmelon genotypes to different degree of water deficit. Photosynthetica,
  2. Pandey S*, Ansari WA, Choudhary BR, Pandey M, Singh AK, Jena SN, Dubey RK, Singh B (2017). Microsatellite analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of hermaphrodite ridge gourd (Luffa hermaphrodita). 3 Biotech,
  3. Lietzow CD, Zhu H, Pandey S, Havey MJ and Weng Y (2016). QTL mapping of parthenocarpic fruit set in North American processing cucumber. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 129 (12): 2387-2401.
  4. Bo KL, Wang H, Pan YP, Behera TK, Pandey S, Wen CL, Wang YH, Simon PW, Li YH, Chen JF and Weng Y (2016). Short Hypocotyl1 encodes a human SMARCA3-like chromatin remodeling factor regulating elongation. Plant Physiology172: 1273-1292.
  5. He X, Li Y, Pandey S, Yandell B, Pathak M and Weng Y (2013). QTL mapping of powdery mildew resistance in WI 2757 cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 126: 2149-2161.
  6. Pandey S*, Ansari WA, Mishra, VK, Singh AK and Singh M (2013). Genetic diversity in Indian cucumber based on microsatellite and morphological markers. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 51: 19 -27.