Women Section
Agricultural Sciences

Dr. G. Taru Sharma

Education: Obtained her Ph.D in Animal Physiology from I.V.R.I, Izatnagar. Dr. G. Taru Sharma is presently working as Senior Scientist at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar.

Fields of Specialization: Her current area of research work focuses on functional genomics of the pre-implantation buffalo embryos. She has developed vitrification protocol for buffalo oocytes which ensures very high recovery , a protocol for the somatic cell development after serum starvation and their use for somatic cell cloning in bovines and buffaloand a protocol for the immuno-histochemical localization of the protein and steroid hormones and their receptors.

Awarded National Bioscience Award for Career Development for the year 2006 for her significant contributions in functional genomics of the pre-implantation buffalo embryos. Dr. Sharma has published papers in national and international journals of repute. She has been awarded Punjabrao Deshmukh Women Agricultural Scientist Award by Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Women Empowerment and Livelihood Award (WEAL) from the Indian Society for Integrated Women & Child Development (ISIWCD) during the World Women Summit. She has been awarded fellowship by FAO and also got honorary appointment to the professional Women?s Advisory Board by the American Biographical Institute.

Source: PIB Press Release