Kiran Sharma


Dr. Kiran Sharma is the Principal Scientist (Cell & Molecular Biology) at ICRISAT, a non-profit organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Dr. Sharma earned a Master’s degree in plant physiology from the CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in India and a PhD from the University of Delhi. During his postdoctoral work at the University of Calgary in Canada, Dr. Sharma worked on various aspects of cell and developmental biology and biotechnology. In 1991, ICRISAT with the responsibility to develop transformation systems for ICRISAT’s mandate legume crops, as well as providing group leadership for transformation work and the development of strategies for collaborative research with advanced research institutes and national agricultural research institutions of various developing countries in the semi-arid tropics. Dr. Sharma has been involved in conceptualizing and setting up of an Agri-Business Incubator (ABI) at ICRISAT, and in the conceptualization of a Platform for the Translational Research on Transgenic Crops (PTTC), which has recently been established at ICRISAT.