Satish K. Gupta
Dr. S.K. Gupta is working as Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology)-cum Student’s Welfare Officer in the Students Welfare Organization of Dr. YSP University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan and made rich contribution in the management of horticultural crop diseases.He attained the position of Principal Scientist in July, 2006, Scientist Incharge cum Programme Coordinator, Horticultural Research and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kandaghat in June, 2010, Joint Director (Communication), Directorate of Extension Education in August, 2013 and Professor and Head, Department of Plant Pathology in April, 2017. He has to his credit 95 research papers published in various National and International Journals, 21 review/ book chapters, four, Research Information bulletins, one manual and five books. He has guided 10 M.Sc. and one Ph.D. students. He was the member of University statutory bodies like research/ extension councils. Dr. Gupta visited Italy and France in connection with various academic pursuits.
Dr. R.C. Sharma, Professor, did his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from IARI, New Delhi. Recipient of Himachal Pradesh University Gold Medal, Aspee Gold Medal, Lal Bahadur Shastri and Major J. Sharma Guleri Memorial Gold Medals. Dr. Sharma was awarded French Government Fellowship and worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (1983-84). He was UNDP/FAO Fellow at CSIRO, Canberra, Australia during 1989. He was President of Indian Phytopathological Society, (North Zone) for the year 2003 and Councillor during 1992. Dr. Sharma has over 85 research papers in Indian and foreign journals, 38 review/book chapters, 2 technical bulletins and 7 books to his credit. He is a fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi. In recognition of his professional achievements, he has been conferred with honorary appointment to the Research Board of Advisors of American Biographical Institute, USA, since 2001.
Dr. (Mrs.) Monica Sharma is Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan. She did her B. Sc. from Delhi University; M. Sc. from Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan; Ph. D. and Post-Doctorate from Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. She received University Gold Medal and Gold Medal from "Himotkarsh" academy, Una, for excellence in Academics as Topper in M. Sc. Horticulture. She also received Certificate of Merit and Certificate of Honour during her M. Sc. She received STIBET fellowship, sponsored by DAAD and BASF, Germany during her Ph. D. Programme. She has published more than 19 research papers in national and international journals, 4 book chapters, one edited book and one manual. Her main work is on molecular plant pathology including molecular plant-microbe interaction, induced resistance, fungal and bacterial molecular biology.