Laishram Shantikumar Singh earned his graduate and post degree in Microbiology from Bangalore University, Bangaluru, India and received his PhD degree in the field of Microbial Biotechnology from Dibrugarh University, India through research work at CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, Assam, India. Currently he is serving as Scientist, Microbial Biotechnology in Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Sikkim Centre, DBT, Govt. of India, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. His research interests are as follows: 1. Microbial Diversity 2. Bioactive compound and antimicrobial agents from actinomycetes, endophytes 3. Biopesticides and plant pathogens of certain crops 4. Plant endophytes relation 5. Fight against drug resistant and opportunistic pathogens 6. Antimicrobial potential of medicinal plants 7. Chemical Ecology of Endophytes .