Dr. Shambhu Kumar is presently working as a Senior Scientist at Department of Forest Pathology, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Botany (Mycology) from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, India. He has over ten year’s research experience. Dr. Kumar is the recipient of Fast Track Young Scientist award by SERB-DST, Government of India and worked at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow. He has published over fifty research papers in peer-reviewed and reputed international and national journals. He has participated and presented papers in several international and national conferences/workshops and acquired national training on Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Molecular taxonomy. He is a member of the International Society for Fungal Conservation (ISFC), UK and Life member of the Mycological Society of India, and Society for Basic and Applied Mycology. He is an Editorial member and reviewer of various international and national journals.
Dr. Shambhu Kumar research interests are Biodiversity; Bioinformatics; Molecular Taxonomy.