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Brajesh N. Vaidya

Research Assistant

(478) 825-1986

(478) 825-1126


Research Area: Plant Biotechnology

Research Interests:
  • Research
  • Plant tissue culture and management
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy

Master of Science: Plant Biotechnology - Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA (2013)

Bachelor of Art: Biology - New England College, Henniker, NH (1991)

Recent Publications/Presentations:

B. N. Vaidya. 2019. Nepal: A Global Hotspot for Medicinal Orchids. In: Medicinal Plants: From Farm to Pharmacy. N. Joshee, S. A. Dhekney, P. Parajuli (Eds). Springer. Ch. 3. Pp. 35-80.

L. Irvin, C. Jackson, A. L. Hill, R. Bajaj, C. Mahmoudi, B. N. Vaidya, N. Joshee. 2019. Skullcaps (Scutellaria spp.): Ethnobotany and Current Research. In: Medicinal Plants: From Farm to Pharmacy. N. Joshee, S. A. Dhekney, P. Parajuli (Eds). Springer. Ch. 7. Pp. 141-168.

L. Bing, T. Yun-Hong, S. Liu, R. Olmstead, D.-Z. Min, Z-D/ Chen, N. Joshee, B. N. Vaidya, R. Chung,  B. Li, 2019. Phylogenetic relationships of Cyrtandromoea and Wightia revisited: a new tribe in Phrymaceae and a new family in Lamiales. JSE. 2018-07-083

B. N. Vaidya, B. Asanakunov, L. Shahin, H. L. Jernigan, N. Joshee and Sadanand A. Dhekney, 2019. Improving micropropagation of Mentha × piperita L. using a liquid culture system. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Plant. .  55(1):71-80. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11627-018-09952-4

K. Soundappan, R. Bajaj, B. N. Vaidya, N. Joshee. 2018. Anatomical and biochemical investigations on medicinal tree Murraya koenigii Spreng. J Biotech Res. 9: 70-78.

N. Ramadoss, D. Gupta, B. N. Vaidya, N. Joshee, C. Basu, 2018. Functional characterization of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidasegene in Arabidopsis thaliana and its potential in providing flood tolerance. Biochem. Biophy Res Comm. 503(1):365-370.

W. M. Stewart, B. N. Vaidya, A. K. Mahapatra, T. H. Terrill, N. Joshee, 2018. Potential Use of Multipurpose Paulownia elongata Tree as an Animal Feed Resource. Am J P la n t Sci 9: 1212 -1227.

B. Tisserat, H. Hwang, S. Vaughn, M. Berhow, S. C. Peterson, L. Riefschneider,  N. Joshee, B. N. Vaidya and R. Harry-O’Kurue, 2018. Fiberboard Created Using the Natural Adhesive Properties of Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles. Bioresources. 13 (2) 2678-2701.

S. F. Vaughn, J. A. Kenar, B. Tisserat, M. A. Jackson, N. Joshee, B. N. Vaidya and S. C. Peterson, 2017. Chemical and physical properties of Paulownia elongata biochar modified with oxidants for horticultural applications. Ind Crop Prod 97:260-267.

B. N. Vaidya, C. L. Jackson, Z. D. Perry, S. A. Dhekney, and N. Joshee, 2016. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of thin cell layer explants of Scutellaria ocmulgee Small: A rare plant with anti-tumor properties. Plant Cell Tiss Org 127 (1) 57-69.

L. A. Croom, C. L. Jackson, B. N. Vaidya and N. Joshee, 2016. Thin Cell Layer (TCL) culture system for herbal biomass production and genetic transformation of Bacopa monnieri L. Wettst. Am J Plant Sci 7:1232-1245.

T. He, B. N. Vaidya, Z. D. Perry, S. A. Dhekney, P. Parajuli and N. Joshee, 2016. Paulownia as a Medicinal Tree: Traditional Uses and Current Advances. Eur J Med Plants 14 (1): 1-14.

C. Basu, N. Joshee, T. Gazelian, B. N. Vaidya, A. Saditkit, H. Hemmati, and Z. D. Perry, 2015. Field and genetic studies to assay biofuel potentials of Paulownia elongata. Bioethanol 2: 12-23.

T. A. Brearley, B. N. Vaidya, N. Joshee, 2014. Cytokinin, Carbon Source, and Acclimatization Requirements for in vitro propagation of Scutellaria barbata D. Don and Scutellaria racemosa Pers. Am J Plant Sci 5: 3662-3672.

B. N. Vaidya, T. A. Brearley, N. Joshee, 2013. Antioxidant Capacity of Fresh and Dry Leaf Extracts of Sixteen Scutellaria Species. J of Medicinally Active Plant. J Med Active Plants 2 (3)42-49.

N. K. Yadav, B. N. Vaidya, K. Henderson, J. F. Lee, W. M. Stewart, S. A. Dhekney, N. Joshee, 2013. A Review of Paulownia Biotechnology: A Short Rotation, Fast Growing Multipurpose Bioenergy Tree. Am J Plant Sci 4:2070-2082.

Joshee, N., Vaidya B. and A. Yadav, 2003. Prospects for the Medicinal and Nutraceutical Uses of Orchids. HortSci 38(5):827.

B. N. Vaidya and H.J. Blech, 2003. Orchideen Nepals im Himalaja. Die Orchidee 54(4): 478-484.

B. N. Vaidya, 2002.  Conservation of orchids in the Himalayan region: Issues and Challenges. In proceedings of International Seminar on Mountains, held in Kathmandu from March 6-8, 2002.

B. N. Vaidya and D. E. Sitling, 2001. Bibliographic database of orchid flora of Nepal in CD-ROM. J Orchid Soc India 15 (1) 103-106.

B. N. Vaidya, M. Shrestha and N. Joshee. 2000. Report on Nepalese orchid species with medicinal properties. In Proceeding: Nepal-Japan Joint Symposium on Conservation and Utilization of Himalayan Medicinal Plants held in Kathmandu, Nov 8-10, 2000.

S. Sinha, N. Joshee, B. N. Vaidya and S. Pokhrel, 1999. In vitro micropropagation and callus induction in Scutellaria discolor Colebr. - A medically important plant of Nepal. Indian J Pl Genet Res 12(2): 219-223.

S. Malla, B. N. Vaidya, and N Joshee, 1997. Arundina graminifolia Ldl. (Bamboo leaf orchid) from Shivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve. (Short communication). Nat Hist Soc Nepal Bull 7 (1-4): 35.