In earning his PhD, Dr. Rajesh Pandey used a combination of functional genomics and computational tools to elucidate the role of noncoding RNA during stress response. This convinced him of the potential of the RNA regulatory repertoire and its role in shaping human evolution, health, disease states, diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics. Subsequently, he has employed diverse genomic toolkits to understand and explore RNA-level regulation at different hierarchies, encompassing human, mouse, plant, fungi, bacteria genomics, and metagenomics. In addition to his research work, Dr. Pandey has been a tutor at many workshops on applications of NGS technologies, and has published peer reviewed papers in such journals as Genome Biology; Genome Biology and Evolution; Nucleic Acids Research; Journal of Cell Science; PLOS Genetics; Frontiers in Microbiology; Scientific Reports; Molecular Cell; and Clinical Genetics. His future interest lies in investigating the role of noncoding RNA in modulating human phenotypic variation and its impact on health and disease spectrum.
Affiliations and Expertise
Principal Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB)
Associate Professor, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR)