Name: Subhash C. Minocha
Nov. 1999 - Present Director, Biology Program
1985 - Present Professor of Plant Biology and
Jan - Jul 1996 Research Scientist, NZ Forestry Research Institute, Rotorua, NZ
July - Aug 1991 Visiting
Jan - Aug 1989 Visiting Professor,
l982 - 1988 Chair, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, UNH
May - Aug l982 Visiting
June l98l - Apr l982 Visiting Professor,Univ.
l979 - Aug 1981 Assoc. Professor; Chair, Intercollegiate Biological Sciences Org.
1977 - Aug 1977 Visiting Scientist,
1976 - Jul 1976 Visiting Scientist,
l974 - Aug l979 Asst. Prof., Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, UNH
Scholarships & Awards
• UNH Distinguished Professor, 2002. - Based on overall contributions to teaching, research and public service, in all aspects of university, particularly, the education and training of high school teachers, high school students, and public, and UNH students.
• TOKTEN (Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals) - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, Program of the United Nations for a visit to Delhi University, Dabur Research Foundation and SPIC Research Foundation; Oct. 15-Nov. 17, 1998.
• Excellence in Public Service 1995, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; based on contributions to the education and training of high school teachers, high school students, and public at large in the area of biotechnology and other related topics.
• Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan, for visit to Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan for 8 months for collaborative research; January - August 1989.
• TOKTEN (Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals) - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, Program of the United Nations for a visit to Delhi University for collaborative research and research advice; December 1988 - January 1989.
• Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Germany for a sabbatical year at the University of Frankfurt, W. Germany and the University of Bergen, Norway; June 1981 - August 1982.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Plant Physiologists
International Society of Plant Molecular Biologists
International Plant Tissue Culture Association
International Plant Growth Substances Association
Summary of Publications and Presentations:
Total number of publications (chapters in books, proceedings, journals) = 84
Number of presentations (Abstracts at scientific meetings)
last 5 years - 60 last 10 years - 100
Books - Co-editor of two volumes of a book
entitled: “Molecular Biology of Forest Trees” Kluwer Scientific Publishers,
Introductory Biology Lab Manual - S.C. Minocha (ed.); Under Review (Kendal Hunt Publishers).
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATES AND OTHER TRAINEES/VISITORS - (1990-2005)
1. Dr. Per Nissen 1990-91. Visiting Professor from the Agriculture
2. Dr. Barbara Hard.1992-93. Post Doc., currently at Microbiology Inst.,
3. Dr. Janet Kübler. 1991-93. Post Doc., currently at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
4. Dr. Xiaohang Huang 1993-95. Post Doc. Currently at
5. Dr. Dennis Mathews 1995- 1998. Post. Doc. Currently Research Asst. Prof., UNH.
Dr. Hisae Maki 1998. Visiting scientist,
7. Dr. Jae Soon Lee 1998-2000, Visiting
Scientist, Forest Genetics Research Inst.,
S. Badrinarayan, May - Nov., 2000. Dabur Research Foundation,
Pradeep K. Chand, September, 2000 - May, 2001.
11. Dr. Saule Atabayeva, Oct-Nov. 2004 – Inst. of
Plant Physiology and Genetics,
12. Dr. Kayrat Uteulin, Oct-Nov. 2004 – Inst. of
Plant Physiology and Genetics,
Prof. Batyrbek Sarsanbayev, Oct-Nov. 2004 – Inst. Plant Physiol. and Genetics,
Graduate students and their thesis topics – (2001-Present)
1. Yi Quan, M.S. 2001. Transgenic approach to study the interaction of polyamine and ethylene metabolism in poplar and tomato.
5. Robert Chretien, M.S. 2003. Genetic manipulation of polyamine metabolism in carrot.
6. Matt Hunt, M.S. Expected 2003. Cloning and characterization of genes involved in sulfur metabolism in a red alga Porphyra.
7. Jeffrey Mitchell, M.S. 2004. The expression of polyamine biosynthetic genes arginine decarboxylase (ADC2) and S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (SAMDC1).
8. Kelly Burney, M.S. Heavy metal sequestration by algae. (Thesis ready for submission)
10. Michelle Serapiglia, M.S. Expected 2005. Nitrogen metabolism and its relation to forest decline.
11. Charles Rice, M.S. Expected 2006. Profiling the expression of polyamine biosynthetic genes
12. Vasavi Challa, M.S. (Genetics) Expected 2005. The role of polyamines in flower development