Dr Manisha Mangal obtained her Ph D in Biotechnology and is presently serving as a Principal Scientist (Agricultural Biotechnology) in the Division of Vegetable Science, ICAR-IARI-New Delhi. She has been conferred with Kunwar Saxena Bahdur award by the Society for Recent Development in Agriculture in 2020. Earlier she received Young Scientist Associate Award-2014 from Society for Recent Development in Agriculture in 2015.
Dr Manisha was admitted as the Fellow of Society of Plant Research (FSPR) during International .Conference on Biotechnology: A renedezvous with basic sciences for global prosperity (BTBS-2012) held at NASC Complex, on 26-27 Dec 2012. She is the recipient of Young Scientist Award from Hi-Tech Horticultural Society in 2011.
Dr Manisha was Awarded BOYCAST (Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science and Technology) fellowship for the year 2008-2009 by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi to work in the area of Life Sciences on Molecular Biology of biotic and abiotic stresses in plants at University of California , Davis, USA from 2009 to 2010 at the Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis under Prof. Abhay M Dandekar’s guidance.
Dr Manisha Mangal successfully handled externally funded projects from DBT, DST, ICAR , NMPB and mentored three women scientist in projects granted by DST, GOI, New Delhi. She has so far published ninety research papers in high impact journals of international repute besides four patents granted from Indian Patent office as co-inventor. She edited two books, three monographs and seven manuals besides 25 book chapters.
Dr Manisha had been working on the improvement of horticultural crops through the application of biotechnological approaches for the last 25 years. She has been working on the role of different genes involved in important biological pathways such as glucosinate, anthocyanin and carotenoid in cauliflower and chilli and temperature related curding mechanism in cauliflower. She guided 4 MSc and 4 PhD students at IARI, New Delhi.