Dr. Basudev Ghoshal

Image Basudev Ghoshal
Research Scientist

Dr. Ghoshal leads the Molecular Plant Virology (Ghoshal Lab) program. His research program aims to get a holistic view of the viral diseases of small fruit crops, fruit trees, and grapevines to develop crop treatment approaches and diagnostic tools using cutting-edge technologies. His laboratory is housed in two government centers - Summerland Research and Development Centre (AAFC) and Sidney Laboratory - Centre for Plant Health (CFIA) as a part of a new collaborative initiative. This initiative provides his lab a collaborative platform to strengthen scientific research on regulated and non-regulated viruses.

Current research and/or projects

- Metaviromics

- Interactions between Plant-virus-virus-environment

- Novel crop treatment approaches

- Diagnostic tools

Research and/or project statements

Our lab is interested in developing novel crop treatment approaches and diagnostic tools by studying plant viruses using genomics, genetics, and bioinformatics tools. We are interested in bridging the gap between the lab and the field.

Professional activities / interests

- Adhoc reviewer of scientific journals

Education and awards

Ph.D. Botany (Plant-virus interaction), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

M.Sc. Botany, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany, Surendranath College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics (PGDBI), Bioinformatics Institute of India, New Delhi, India


International experience and/or work

Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America

Key publications

  1. Ghoshal, B. A birds-eye-view on CRISPR-Cas system in agriculture. Nucleus (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13237-023-00462-2

    2024 - View publication details

  2. Alam, S.B., Reade, R., Maghodia, A.B., Ghoshal, B., Theilmann, J., Rochon, D.A. (2021). Targeting of cucumber necrosis virus coat protein to the chloroplast stroma attenuates host defense response. Virology, [online] 554 106-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2020.10.012

    2021 - View publication details

  3. Paudel, D.B., Ghoshal, B., Jossey, S., Ludman, M., Fatyol, K., Sanfaçon, H. (2018). Expression and antiviral function of ARGONAUTE 2 in Nicotiana benthamiana plants infected with two isolates of tomato ringspot virus with varying degrees of virulence. Virology, [online] 524 127-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2018.08.016

    2018 - View publication details

  4. Walker, M., Chisholm, J., Wei, T., Ghoshal, B., Saeed, H., Rott, M., Sanfaçon, H. (2015). Complete genome sequence of three tomato ringspot virus isolates: evidence for reassortment and recombination. Archives of Virology, [online] 160(2), 543-547. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00705-014-2240-y

    2015 - View publication details

  5. Ghoshal, B., Sanfaçon, H. (2014). Temperature-dependent symptom recovery in Nicotiana benthamiana plants infected with tomato ringspot virus is associated with reduced translation of viral RNA2 and requires ARGONAUTE 1. Virology, [online] 456-457(1), 188-197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2014.03.026

    2014 - View publication details

Research facility

4200 Highway #97
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0


- American Association for the Advancement of Science

- CIRTL Associate @UCLA



Other languages

Hindi, Bengali