Dr. (Mrs.) Susmita Shukla is M.Sc and PhD in Biotechnology and has more than 20 years of vast experience of teaching and research in leading Universities and Institutes. She is actively involved in mentoring, guiding, supervising graduates, post graduates students and PhD scholars. Her broad research area is in vitro clonal propogation of elite medicinal and economic tree species, embryo rescue, secondary metabolite production, mass multiplication through tissue culture and transgenics. She has developed robust micropropagation protocols of some rare and endangered tree species, medicinal starch yielding, horticultural crops such as Olea europeae, Punica granatum, Stereospermum suaveolens, Sterespermum personatum, Citrus, Indigenous Musa varieties etc. and involved in establishment of in vitro regeneration via direct and indirect mediated genetic transformation Systems. She is recipient of various prestigious award as IASc-INSA-NASI fellowship, DBT travel grant Women Scientist BioCARe, Best Young Scientist Award, Scientist of the Year Award, Best Oral presentation award, Best Educator award etc. She has run successfully Projects funded by Biotech Industry and DBT(Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India). She has published research papers in reputed National and International journals. She has presented her research work in National and International conference and filed patent of commercial use. She has delivered invited speech in National and International Forum and has organized National, International seminars/conferences, Indo-African Training Program for African Professionals etc. Dr Shukla’s Lab’s focuses on production of quality planting material by altering the plant hormones for growth and developments and in development of transgenic plants specifically underlying biotic and abiotic stress tolerance.