Research Activities

Research in the Department of Studies in Genetics and Genomics is diverse, ranging from Drosophila genetics, human genetics to personalized genomic medicine, to bacterial and cancer cell biology.

We work on genetics and genomics of complex human genetic diseases like Asthma, Autism, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Congenital Heart Diseases and Parkinson's disease to elucidate the network on gene-gene, gene-protein and protein-protein interactions to identify and establish the disease-specific pathway and databases.


We have also focused on whole-genome sequencing of laboratory-evolved cytoraces to understand the adaptive evolution of genome in Drosophila as well as on whole-genome sequencing of pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

The underlying theme understands DNA level changes in normal and pathological conditions. Research in the department is supported by a number of grants funded by national agencies. The department receives support from DBT, UGC, DST, CSIR and ICMR funding agencies.

A broad spectrum of research interests combined with excellent facilities and interactive and supportive atmosphere provides an environment in which there is a vigorous exchange of ideas among students, faculties and researchers.

UGC- Major Research Project on "Elucidation and Validation of the burden of DNA Variations in Autism Spectrum Disorder to assess the impact on the genetic pathways"