Shikha Mittal
Research Associate


  • M.Sc Bioinformatics
  • Ph.D Bioinfromatics (Pursuing)


  • Creating a fully characterized genetic resource pipeline for mustard improvement programme in India.

Research Interest

  • NGS analysis
  • Gene and protein networking
  • GS and GWAS
  • Genomics

Awards and Honours

  • ICAR-NET qualified
  • Best poster presentation award in Interdrought-V conference, Hyderabad

Important Publications

  • Shikha M, Kanika A, Rao AR, Mallikarjuna MG, Gupta HS and Nepolean T (2017) Genomic Selection for Drought Tolerance Using Genome-Wide SNPs in Maize. Front. Plant Sci. 8:550. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00550.

  • Aravind J, Rinku S, Pooja B, Shikha M, Kaliyugam S, Mallikarjuna MG, Kumar A, Rao AR and Nepolean T (2017) Identification, Characterization, and Functional Validation of Drought-responsive MicroRNAs in Subtropical Maize Inbreds. Front. Plant Sci. 8:941. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00941
  • Van Gioi H, Mallikarjuna MG, Shikha M, Pooja B, Jha SK, Dash PK, Basappa AM, Gadag RN, Rao AR and Nepolean T (2017) Variable Level of Dominance of Candidate Genes Controlling Drought Functional Traits in Maize Hybrids. Front. Plant Sci. 8:940. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00940

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