Sumya Pathak


Cohort- 2021


Sumya’s work is focus on innovation strategies to globalize traditional Indian system of medicine. Sumya is workingon framework for comparative strategies on legal regulations (with reference of China, EU andUSA) and innovation on international market for TM, to propose solutions that can help facilitatethe internationalization of TM of India and strengthening the patent regime for the future. Earlier she worked as DST STI Post-doctoral Policy fellow in DST- Centre for Policy research at BBAU Lucknow, U.P. on ‘Internationalization of Traditional Indian medicine:Strengthening patent regime, Strategies and Modulation of policy’.

She earned her PhD inBotany jointly from CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.She has been awarded with various national fellowships including CSIR JRF/SRFship, DST-SERB NPDF, Biocare Women Scientist and UGC- DS Kothari- Post Doctoral Fellowship. In herPh.D. research work, attempts have been made to elucidate papaverine biosynthesis pathwayfrom Opium Poppy. She has also contributed in development of Neem Genome Database. She haspublished several publications in international repute, and got best research paper award in six international conferences.

Research Interests:

Traditional Medicine System
Health Diplomacy
Internationalization of AYUSH system: Policy Studies
Medicinal Plant Policy
Indigenous Technology and Indigenization
Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP)


Mishra BK, Pathak S, Sharma A, Trivedi PK, Shukla S (2010) Modulated gene expression in newly synthesized autotetraploidof Papaversomniferum L. South African Journal of Botany, 76, 447–452.(I.F. 2.0)

Pathak S, Mishra BK, Misra P, Misra P, Joshi VK, Shukla S, Trivedi PK (2012) High frequency somatic embryogenesis, regeneration and correlation of alkaloid biosynthesis with gene expression in Papaversomniferum. Plant Growth Regulation, 68, 17–25.(I.F. 2.972)

Pathak S, Lakhwani D, Gupta P, Mishra BK, Shukla S, Asif MH, Trivedi PK (2013) Comparative transcriptome analysis using high papaverine mutant of Papaversomniferum reveals pathway and uncharacterized steps of papaverinebiosynthesis. PLoS ONE, 8, e65622. (I.F. 4.234)

Gupta P, Goel R, Pathak S, Srivastava A, Singh SP, Sangwan RS, Asif MH,Trivedi PK (2013) De novo transcriptome sequencing of Withaniasomnifera to identify genes involved in the biosynthesis of tissue-specific withanolides. PLoSONE, 8, e62714.(I.F. 4.234)

Asif MH, Lakhwani D, Pathak S, Bhambhani S, Bag SK, Trivedi PK (2014) Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of the mitogen-activated protein kinase gene family from banana suggest involvement of specific members in different stages of fruit ripening. Functional and Integrative Genomics. March 2014, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 161–175.(I.F.3.37)

Agarwal P*, Pathak S*,Lakhwani D, Gupta P, Asif MH, Trivedi PK (2015) Comparative analysis of transcription factor gene families from Papaversomniferum: identification of regulatory factors involved in benzylisoquinolinealkaloid biosynthesis.Protoplasma. DOI. 10.1007/s00709-015-0848-8 (I.F.3.356)

M H Asif, D Lakhwani, S Pathak, P Gupta, S K Bag, P Nath, and PrabodhKumar Trivedi (2014) Transcriptome analysis of ripe and unripe fruit tissue of banana identifies major metabolic networks involved in fruit ripening process. BMC Plant biology.14, 316.(I.F. 4.215)

P Agarwal, S Pathak, R S Kumar, YV Dhar, A Pandey, S Shukla, PK Trivedi (2019) 3′O‑Methyltransferase, Ps3′OMT, from opium poppy: involvement in papaverine biosynthesis. Plant Cell Reports. DoI

(I.F. 3.1)

Agarwal, P., Pathak, S., Kumar, R. Shankar, Dhar, Y. Vikram, Shukla, S., Asif, M. Hasan, & Trivedi, P. Kumar. (2020). Short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase, PsDeHase, from opium poppy: putative involvement in papaverine biosynthesis. Plant cell, tissue, and organ culture, 143, 431-440. doi: 10.1007/s11240-020-01930-2 (I.F 2.711)

S Pathak*, R Singh** and S.A. Saraf (2021) COVID -19: An Opportunity to Revamp Pharmacovigilance System (RIS discussion paper:270) 

Book Chapters 

11) S Pathak, AV Agarwal, P Agarwal, PK Trivedi (2019) Secondary Metabolite Pathways in Medicinal Plants: Approaches in Reconstruction and Analysis Molecular Approaches in Plant Biology and Environmental Challenges, 339-364,
(Publisher Springer)

12) S Pathak, AV Agarwal, VC Pandey(2020) Phytoremediation—a holistic approach for remediation of heavy metals and metalloids(2020) Bioremediation of Pollutants, 3-16, (Publisher Elsevier)