Dr. Astha Gupta is working as Assistant Professor in School of Agricultural Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. She worked as Principal Investigator (National Postdoctoral Fellow: 2018-2020) in SERB-DST funded project “Quantitative Trait Loci mapping for agricultural important traits in safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)” at Department of Botany, University of Delhi, North Campus, New Delhi. She has earned her Ph.D. in (Biological Science) on title “Mapping quantitative trait loci for traits related to biomass in Arabidopsis thaliana” from Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research–National Botanical Research Institute (AcSIR-NBRI), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. She has obtained her M.Sc. from the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. However, she has published 12 research articles, 1 book, 4 book chapters, 2 review article and training manual in reputed journals. In addition to that two book chapters published and three book chapters accepted with Springer and Taylor & Francis group. One book published entitled “Advances in Agricultural and Food Sciences for Environment and biosecurity” with Weser books, Germany in 2022 and available in Amazon. She has awarded Foreign Travel Grant from Department of Biotechnology-CTEP and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 2019. She has invited as speaker in the “2nd International Conference on Plant & Molecular Biology” held on 23rd-25th October 2019 at Amsterdam, Netherlands and world bank-ICAR funded NAHEP-CAAST training program on “Pre-breeding and Molecular breeding approach: Two important pillars for the vegetable and crop improvement” held on 17th February-1st March 2020 at ICAR-National Institute for Plant Biotechnology, New Delhi. Recently, she has received “Best Young Scientist Award 2021” and “Best Paper Presentation Award 2021”. She has also invited for virtual oral presentation at 9th International Congress & Expo on Biotechnology and Biomaterials (BiotechMaterials2021) Venice, Italy during September 23-25, 2021 and delivered talk on Suno Sharda 90.8 FM radio. She has attended several faculty development programs, webinars and online modules, national and international conferences. In addition to that she has published two patents entitled “Turmeric lip balm” and “5+ Herbal Sanitizer” and two are under process. In addition to that she is also associated with various scientific societies, editorial board and reviewers.