Subhash Minocha

Phone: (603) 862-3840
Office: Biological Sciences, Rudman Hall Rm 103, Durham, NH 03824

My areas of research are: genetic manipulation of plant metabolism and stress response in plants; cloning and characterization of genes involved in polyamine biosynthesis; and cloning and characterization of genes in marine algae for genetic manipulation.

Faculty Award Winner

Award Type:  Excellence in International Engagement Award
Year:  2013


  • Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of Washington
  • M.S., Botany/Plant Biology, Panjab University
  • B.S., Botany/Plant Biology, Panjab University

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 409: Intro to Botanical Sciences
  • BIOL 412/412H: Intro Biol: Evol Biodiv & Ecol
  • BIOL 444A: Biotechnology & Society
  • BIOL 495: Biology Research Experience
  • BIOL 544: Your Genes, Your Life
  • BIOL 600: Field Experience
  • BIOL 702/802: Tech in Plant Phys & Biochem
  • BIOL 795W: Independent Investigations
  • BIOL 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • BMS 795W: Investigations Biomedical Sci
  • GEN 774/874: Plant Genetic Engineering
  • GEN 795W: Investigations in Genetics
  • GEN 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • INCO 430: Marine & Environmental Science
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Biological Sciences
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Biology Sciences

Selected Publications

Wuddineh, W., Minocha, R., & Minocha, S. C. (2018). Polyamines in the Context of Metabolic Networks. Unknown Journal, 1-23. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-7398-9_1

Majumdar, R., Shao, L., Turlapati, S. A., & Minocha, S. C. (2017). Polyamines in the life of Arabidopsis: profiling the expression of S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (SAMDC) gene family during its life cycle. BMC Plant Biology, 17(1). doi:10.1186/s12870-017-1208-y

Williams, J. P., Hanavan, R. P., Rock, B. N., Minocha, S. C., & Linder, E. (2017). Low-level Adelges tsugae infestation detection in New England through partition modeling of Landsat data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 13-25. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.005

Page, A. F., Cseke, L. J., Minocha, R., Turlapati, S. A., Podila, G. K., Ulanov, A., . . . Minocha, S. C. (2016). Genetic manipulation of putrescine biosynthesis reprograms the cellular transcriptome and the metabolome. BMC Plant Biology, 16(1). doi:10.1186/s12870-016-0796-2

Williams, J. P., Hanavan, R. P., Rock, B. N., Minocha, S. C., & Linder, E. (2016). Influence of hemlock woolly adelgid infestation on the physiological and reflectance characteristics of eastern hemlock. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(3), 410-426. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2015-0328

Minocha, R., Majumdar, R., & Minocha, S. C. (n.d.). Polyamines and abiotic stress in plants: a complex relationship1. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5. doi:10.3389/fpls.2014.00175

Mattoo, A. K., Minocha, S. C., Minocha, R., & Handa, A. K. (2010). Polyamines and cellular metabolism in plants: transgenic approaches reveal different responses to diamine putrescine versus higher polyamines spermidine and spermine. Amino Acids, 38(2), 405-413. doi:10.1007/s00726-009-0399-4

Bhatnagar, P., Glasheen, B. M., Bains, S. K., Long, S. L., Minocha, R., Walter, C., & Minocha, S. C. (2001). Transgenic Manipulation of the Metabolism of Polyamines in Poplar Cells. Plant Physiology, 125(4), 2139-2153. doi:10.1104/pp.125.4.2139

DeScenzo, R. A., & Minocha, S. C. (1993). Modulation of cellular polyamines in tobacco by transfer and expression of mouse ornithine decarboxylase cDNA. Plant Molecular Biology, 22(1), 113-127. doi:10.1007/bf00039000

Minocha, S. C., Minocha, R., & Robie, C. A. (1990). High-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of dansyl-polyammines. Journal of Chromatography A, 511, 177-183. doi:10.1016/s0021-9673(01)93283-2

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