Dr G. Taru Sharma is a molecular reproductive biologist, with the major research emphasis on stem cell therapeutics in livestock and pets, did her doctorate in 1989 from ICAR-IVRI in Animal Physiology as a Major discipline, Animal Biochemistry and Animal Reproduction as Minor disciplines, PDF in 1999 from LSU, Baton Rouge, USA on somatic cell cloning using bovine IVF embryos. Before joining NIAB, she served as a Principal Scientist and Head Physiology and Climatology Division, Director Centre for Advanced Faculty Training and Chairperson, faculty of Veterinary Physiology, at ICAR- IVRI, Izatnagar. During last 35 years of research and academic experience she did serve at the ICAR-Central institute for research on goats, Makhdoom, Centre for Biotechnology, NDDB, Mumbai, mentored by Prof. KKG Menon at NDDB and Dr. Lalji Singh at CCMB, Hyderabad for buffalo embryo sexing. Research Scientist at Bio Med., a vaccine producing unit, established a Cell culture Lab of QC Unit.
Dr. Sharma has developed a novel and efficacious three-dimensional (3D) microenvironment model, developed efficient technique for buffalo female germplasm cryopreservation in indigenously developed cryo-device. Elucidated expression pattern profile and characterization of developmental important gene for in-vitro produced and in-vivo derived buffalo embryos. Documented, excellent studies on translational feasibility & application of adult/fetal stem cells, her group has made a dent to highlight the molecular and cellular characterization from the bone marrow derived stem cells of buffaloes, goat fetal adnexa derived stem cells authenticated by its therapeutic application, before and after cryopreservation. Developed stem cells impregnated scaffolds for therapeutics. She has published 141 research papers of International repute and presented more than 223 papers at various National and International platform. She is Fellow NASI, NAAS (EC member), FAO and SAPI, has mentored more than a thirty M.V.Sc and Ph.D scholars, authored books/ book chapters, applied four patents, commercialized a technology. Member of the Inter academia panel for women in STEMM. Dr. Sharma holds important positions in various scientific societies and she is the founder president of Animal Physiologists Association.