Dr. Sharma completed his Masters in Biotechnology from School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and worked with Dr. Swati Tiwari on in silico Entamoeba Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway categorization. With a research fellowship from CSIR, he obtained his Ph.D. in Microbial Genomics with Dr. Srikrishna Subramanian from Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh, India. During his Ph.D., he sequenced 15 novel myxobacterial strains and did some interesting comparative genomic work in the field of myxobacterial biology. Later he worked with Prof. Mitchell Singer at the University of California, Davis to understand more about myxobacterial evolution using genomics, transcriptomics and molecular genetics. Dr. Sharma has joined IBAB on August 2019 to start his lab focused on plant microbiome and microbial genomics. He has been awarded INSPIRE Faculty Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology (DST), India for 2019-2024.

Further details are to be found at https://www.ibab.ac.in/research/gaurav-sharma