Dr. Bishun Deo Prasad is an Assistant Professor-cum-Jr. Scientist, Biotechnology at the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering, Bihar Agricultural College, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour. He acquired Master’s Degree in Agricultural Biotechnology from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat; Doctorate from M. S. University, Baroda and Post Doctorate from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has published several research papers in reputed peer reviewed international journals with more than 100 citations. He has published 6 authored books (Kalyani Publication, India), 2 edited (AAP, USA) and several book chapters. He has received young scientist award from DST (Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists award by DST: 2012) and BARC (DAE Young Scientist Research Award: 2013), Outstanding Achievement Award (2014) from ECOBASM-2014 at Directorate of Rice Research, Hyderabad and Inventor of the year award (2015) from Society of Scientific & Applied Research Centre at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. He has isolated several bacterial isolates from different sources and submitted their sequences to National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). His area of research lies in Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Rice, Safflower and Arsenic tolerant bacteria.