Dr. Divya Srivastava has joined Adamas University as an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology at School of Life Science and Biotechnology in August 2019. She completed her B. Tech in Biotechnology from Mangalayatan University in 2013 and M. Tech in Biotechnology from G. B. Pant Engineering College, Uttarakhand Technical University where she worked on a TQEP II sponsored project entitled as, “Alteration in photosynthetic pigments, antioxidant enzymes and protein profile in imparting lead stress tolerance to two varieties of Triticum aestivum L.” also worked as a Teaching Assistant under TQEP II for two years. Dr. Srivastava earned her Ph. D in Agricultural Biotechnology on the topic, “Isolation and characterization of local strains of endospore forming Bacillus spp. and investigation of their larvicidal properties against gram pod borer (Helicoverpa armigera)” in 2019 from Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya and her research work was done at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. She has more than three years of teaching and research experiences. She has 15 publications in her credit among which 11 got published as manuscripts in national and international journals, three as book chapters and one as technical manual. She has participated in many National and International conferences and also received two Best Oral Presentation Awards and one Excellence in Research Award for her presentation. She has a keen interest in Bioformulation related aspects to control biotic stress in agriculture. In her Ph.D, she worked on insecticidal bacterial strains. Before joining Adamas University, she worked as a Senior Research Fellow at ICAR- Nation Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms situated at Mau Nath Bhanjan, Uttar Pradesh for seventeen months and formulated a liquid based bioformulation of Trichoderma sp. to control diseases in chickpea crop.
Dr. Srivastava wants to make her carrier as an academician and researcher in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology. She wants to dedicate her work for the farmers of developing countries and is also highly interested to provide research training to the students and supervise them for their theses.