Prof John Zothanzama

Joint Secretary

Personal Information:

Name : DR. JOHN ZOTHANZAMA
Father’s Name : V. L. SIAMA (L)
Date of Birth : 17.03.1976
Designation & Department : Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University
Address : Zonuam, House No- E112, Aizawl, Mizoram -796009

Education:

M.Sc & PhD (Botany) - NEHU Shillong, Meghalaya, India (2000 & 2011)
Post Doctoral - University of Minnesota, USA (2016)

Work History:

  1. Department of Environmental Sciences, Mizoram University (Assistant Professor and Associate Professor) - 2005-2021
  2. Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University (Professor) - 2021-Till date

Engagement in NGOs and Community Service:

  1. Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) - Member (Life) since 2015
  2. Mizoram Sustainable Development Foundation (MSDF) - General Secretary: 2013-2023
  3. Mizo Academy of Sciences (MAS) - Finance Secretary: 2019-2021 | General Secretary: 2021-2023
  4. Science & Environment Committee of Central YMA - Member: 2021-2022 | Member: 2022-2023
  5. Ailawng Village Ecotourism Development Society (AVEDSOC) - Adviser member: 2017-2023

Engagement in Government Committees:

  1. State Wildlife Board, Mizoram - Member: 2019-2022
  2. Mizoram State Biodiversity Board - Member: 2023-2025
  3. State Environment ImpactAssessment Authority Mizoram - Member: 2023-2025

ACADEMICS:

Research Projects (Completed and Ongoing):
Completed - 8 Consultancies - 3
Ongoing - 3 Policy Documents - 3
Publications:
Papers in Journals - 19
Papers in Books - 16
Books - 2

(a) Research Projects Completed:

  1. Environmental Impact Assessment of Municipal Waste of Aizawl City at Tuirial Dumping Site, Mizoram.
  2. Identification, Culture Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Wood rotting fungi of Mizoram.
  3. Identification, Culture Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Wood rotting fungi of Mizoram.
  4. Mizoram Sloping Agriculture Land Technology (MiSALT) Action Research Project.
  5. Identification of Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of Mizoram
  6. Biodiversity Documentation and Establishment of Natural History Repository
  7. A Study of Indian Himalayan Region (IHR); (Study assigned by NITI AAYOG, New Delhi)
  8. Mental Health and Psychosocial support-integrated Climate Change Adaptation for Subsistence Farming Communities in Mizoram, India

(b) Research Projects Ongoing:

  1. Capacity Building in Research, Training and Extension Activities for Bioprospecting and Disease Mitigation in Mizoram : A stride towards '
  2. Population Well-being and Personalized Healthcare
  3. Evaluation of pathogenicity of genetic variants identified in TNBC susceptibility genes
  4. Psycho-Social Adaptation, Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness of Climate Change affected Communities in Mizoram, India

(c) Consultancies:

  1. Forest Fire Prevention Assessment
  2. Community Based Ecotourism Project at Ailawng, Mizoram
  3. Assessment of spring water quality in Aizawl city, Mizoram

Policy Documents:

  1. Development of Extension and Outreach Organizational and Managerial Capacities by State and Public Institutions in Mizoram
  2. Climate Change Impacts on Forest and its Adaption study in Mizoram. By- Sahoo, U.K., Singh, S.L., Lalnundanga, Lalnuntluanga, Devi, A.S. and John Zothanzama.
  3. Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services in Mizoram. By- Sahoo, U.K., Singh, S.L., Lalnundanga, Lalnuntluanga, Devi, A.S. and John Zothanzama.
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