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Chandrakanth Emani, Ph.D. Osmania University
Chandrakanth Emani, Ph.D. Osmania University
- Associate Professor of Plant Molecular Biology and Online Non-Thesis Graduate Program Director

BIOL 312 Bioinformatics

BIOL 327 Genetics

BIOL 350 Introduction to Recombinant DNA

BIOL 399 Research Problems in Biology

BIOL 412 Cell Biology Lab

BIOL 430/430G Evolution Theory and Process

BIOL 447 Biochemistry lab

BIOL 450 Recombinant gene technology

BIOL 495/495G Molecular Genetics

BIOL 496 Plant Biotechnology

BIOL 599 Thesis Research and Writing

BIOL 675 Advanced Topics in Biology


Plant Genetic Engineering

  • Transgenic bamboo as a non-human model to understand the molecular basis of the non-neuronal acetylcholine pathway
  • Transgenic basil for production of the anti-cancerous compound eugenol
  • Transgenic sorghum and tobacco with Acidothermus cellulyticus cellulase gene – for utilization as biofuel enzyme sources

Plant Molecular Evolution

  • Tracing the evolution of acetylcholine pathway enzymes choline acetyltransferase and acetylcholine esterase across life forms with bamboo as a reference
  • Utilizing phylogenetic analysis to trace the molecular evolution of eugenol synthase in plants with basil as a reference

Biology History and Philosophy

Using episodic history in biology to instill scientific thought process in classroom and educating the general public about scientific method and scientific thinking


Doctorate of Philosophy  in Genetics/Plant Molecular Biology, Osmania University, India, 1997

Master of Science in Biochemistry, University of Pune, India 1991

Bachelor of science in Genetics, Zoology, Chemistry, Nizam College, India, 1989


Chandrakanth Emani (2013) Insect resistance (In) Genomics and breeding for climate resilient crops, Chittaranjan Kole (Ed.), Springer: NY.

Depace C, Ricardii L, Kumar A, Pavan S, Lotti C, Dixit S and Chandrakanth Emani (2013) Identification of traits, genes and crops for future (In) Genomics and breeding for climate resilient crops, Chittaranjan Kole (Ed.), Springer: NY.

Chandrakanth Emani (2012) Focused plant biotechnological research to preserve plant biodiversity. Journal of biodiversity management and forestry. 1:1-2

Chandrakanth Emani (2011) Gossypium (In) Wealth of wild crop relatives: genetic, genomic and breeding resources, Volume 8: Wild relatives of industrial crops, Chittaranjan Kole (Ed.), Springer: NY.

Chandrakanth Emani (2010) Using the “DNA story” to inculcate a scientific thought process in the classroom. American Biology Teacher 72:410-413.

Mona B. Damaj, Siva Prasad Kumpatla, Chandrakanth Emani, Avutu Sam Reddy, Keerti S. Rathore, Terry L. Thomas and T. Erik Mirkov (2010) Stem-regulated, plant defense promoter and uses thereof in tissue-specific expression in monocots. Planta 231:1439-1458

Miloslav Juricek, Chandrakanth Emani, Sunnee Kertbundit and Timothy C. Hall (2009) Metabolic engineering of pathways and gene discovery. (In) Biotech crops: concepts, construction, contribution and concerns, Chittaranjan Kole, Charles H. Michler, Albert G. Abbott and Timothy C. Hall (Eds.), Springer: NY.

Chandrakanth Emani and Timothy C. Hall (2008) Phaseolin: structure and evolution. The Open Evolution Journal, 2: 66-74.

Chandrakanth Emani, Yiming Jiang, Berta Miro, Timothy C. Hall and Ajay Kohli (2008) Rice. (In) A compendium of transgenic crop plants, Volume 1: Cereals and forage grasses, Chittaranjan Kole and Timothy C. Hall (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell: New York.

Chandrakanth Emani, Juan Manuel Garcia, Emily Lopata-Finch, Maria Jose Pozo, Pedro Uribe, Dong-Jin Kim, Ganesan Sunilkumar, Douglas R. Cook, Charles M. Kenerley and Keerti S. Rathore (2003) Enhanced fungal resistance in transgenic cotton expressing an endochitinase gene from Trichoderma virens. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 1: 321-326.

Chandrakanth Emani, Ganesan Sunilkumar and Keerti S. Rathore (2002) Transgene silencing and reactivation in sorghum. Plant Science, 162: 181-192.

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