Dr. Archana Giri obtained her PhD in the area of Medicinal Plant Biotechnology from CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow, India . She is working as Professor at Centre for Biotechnology, JNT University, and Hyderabad, India. Her research areas include in vitro production of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants using biotechnological and molecular approaches. She got training in functional genomics of secondary metabolites at Plant Biotechnology Institute (PBI), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She also underwent training in metabolic engineering at Technical University at Dortmund, Germany.
Dr. Archana’s research program is focused upon development and integration of plant biotechnological approaches for in vitro production of secondary metabolites of pharmaceutical value, cloning and over expression of genes of secondary metabolic pathways. Her other research interests include production of high value recombinant proteins in plant cell cultures and screening of biological activities viz. antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer properties of medicinal plants. She is currently working on transcriptome analysis of medicinal plants and elicited cell suspension cultures to study the biosynthetic pathways and differential expression of genes.
Dr. Archana is life member of many scientific bodies. She is also Board of examiner for Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe. She is member Institutional Biosafety committee for several organizations appointed by Department of Biotechnology. Govt. of India.