Research Interest:

Professional Experience

  • 1979- 1980 Junior college lecturer in H. H. C. P. High School for Biology subject.
  • 1980 Joined Plant Tissue Culture group and continued till date.
  • November 2001- January 2002 and October- November 2002 deputed to Genetic Centre, Agriculture University, Uppsala, Sweden

Selected Publications

  • Pandey M., Dhar U. , Samant S. S. , Shirgurkar M. V. Thengane S. R. (2011):Recurrent somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in Angelica glauca Edgew., a critically endangered medicinal plant of the Western Himalaya Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology (2011) 86 (5) 493–498
  • Shirgurkar M. V. and Thengane S. R.(2010): Studies of antimicrobial activity of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) leaves and rhizomes collected during plant growth phases. Research Journal of Biotechnology. 5(2):24-28.
  • Shirgurkar M V, Naik V B, Arnold Sara von, Nadgauda R S, Clapham D H (2006): An efficient protocol for genetic transformation and shoot regeneration of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) via particle bombardment. Plant Cell Reports 25: 112-116.
  • Shirgurkar M V, John C K, Nadgauda R S (2001): Factors affecting in vitro microrhizome production in turmeric. Plant Cell, Tissue Organ Culture 64: 5-11.
  • Shirgurkar M V, Thengane S R, Poonawala I S, Jana M M, Nadgauda R S, Mascarenhas A F (1996): A simple in vitro method of propagation and rhizome formation in Dendrocalamus strictus Nees. Current Science 70 (10): 940-943.
  • Nair S, Shirgurkar M V, Mascarenhas A F (1986): Studies on endosperm culture of Annona squamosa Linn. Plant Cell Reports 5(2): 132-135.
  • Nair S, Gupta P K, Shirgurkar M V, Mascarenhas A F (1984) In vitro organogenesis from leaf explants of Annona squamosa Linn. Plant Cell Tissue Organ Culture 3: 29- 40.
  • Gupta P K, Kendurkar S V, Kulkarni V M, Shirgurkar M V, Mascarenhas A F (1984) Somatic embryogenesis from zygotic embryos of coconut (Cocos nucifera) in vitro. Plant Cell Reports 3: 222-225.