Recently back in March, Dr. Sahil Mehta has been awarded his Ph.D. degree under the joint supervision of Dr. M. K. Reddy and Dr. Neel Sarovar Bhavesh in International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Before Ph.D., he completed his M.Sc. (Botany) degree from very reputed Department of Botany, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. During his Ph.D. tenure, he had also served in the Faculty of Life Sciences Institute of Applied Medicines and Research (IAMR), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India as a Guest Lecturer of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology. In addition, he has been teaching undergraduate students since 2018 actively in many private institutes aimed at PG level entrance examinations.
His primary research interests include (i) the development of transgenics and their biotechnological applications in cutting-edge areas, (ii) the effect of herbicides on plant microbiome, (iii) fungicidal application of agrochemicals, and (iv) application of nanotechnology in plant protection and alleviating non-biological stresses. To date, he has received CSIR-JRF fellowships twice, CSIR/ARS-NET twice, two Best Poster Presentation Award, and one Young scientist award. In addition, he is a lifetime member of the Indian Phytopathological Society and Delhi University Botanical Society and teaches graduate students in the School of Agricultural Sciences, K.R. Mangalam University, Gurugram.
To date, he (h-index 12) has published more than 15 research and review articles along with 45+ book chapters, 12 popular articles and produced more than 5 conference papers in the last three years. Recently, he is editing a Taylor and Francis book “Applications of Nanoscaled Platforms In Gene Delivery” along with many stalwarts in Nanotechnology.