Mamta Sharma is Theme Leader, Integrated Crop Mangement (ICM), Research Program-Asia, at ICRISAT headquarters in Hyderabad, India.
With a PhD from Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India, Sharma leads a team having over 45 staff, including 10 scientists and other technical staff, to develop cost-effective and eco-friendly disease and insect-pest management technologies by engaging in basic, strategic and applied research in the areas of etiology, biology, epidemiology, and host plant resistance (identification of resistant sources and mechanisms of resistance). She is also leading ICRISAT‘s Center of Excellence on Climate Change Research for Plant Protection.
She has published more than 100 journal articles in peer-reviewed and high impact journals, such as Scientific Reports, BMC Genomics, Plant Disease, Food Security, Frontiers in Plant Sciences, Crop Protection, Field Crops Research, European Journal of Plant Pathology, and so on. She has guided over 15 MSc and PhD students and trained many PDFs and researchers. She has been awarded with the Promising Young Scientist Award; and her team-based work has received recognition through Outstanding Research Article and Exceptional Scientific Article awards.
Expertise in: Etiology, epidemiology, host plant resistance, phenotyping, pathogenomics, climate change and plant protection, integrated disease management
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