Dr. Achala Bakshi, alumnus of Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad has been awarded the “Springer SPBB- Young Investigator Award for excellence in plant biology”-2019 by the Springer Nature, India and Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology (SPBB) for outstanding contributions made in her Ph.D. research. The award was given during the National Conference on Integrative Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology which was held at ICAR-Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad.

Dr. Achala Bakshi has completed her Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. P. B. Kirti in the Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences, UoH and was awarded with University gold medal/ Dr. Rajendra Kumar Nigam and Srimati Meera Nigam Best PhD Thesis award in the year 2019. She is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad, financially supported by DBT, GoI.