Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh Pandey, PhD

Rajesh Pandey is working as Project Scientist in CSIR Ayurgenomics Unit-TRISUTRA. He completed his PhD from CSIR-IGIB in 2012. His work involved elucidation of functional significance of regulatory elements within Alu repeats in human transcriptome.

Area of Expertise

Functional Genomics, non-coding RNA (ncRNA) biology, application of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies.

Area of Research

He is primarily involved in identifying the determinants of Prakriti at the genome wide level and the mechanism underlying these differences. Currently, he is engaged in determining the:

  • Spectrum of exonic variations in individuals of contrasting Prakriti types

  • Explore differences at the level of microbial enterotypes as a consequence of inter-individual differences

  • Contribution of ncRNA in modulating regulatory networks that differ between the constitution types

Selected Publications
  • Mandal AK, Pandey R, Jha V, Mukerji M. Transcriptome-wide expansion of non-coding regulatory switches: evidence from co-occurrence of Alu exonization, antisense and editing. Nucleic Acids Research. 2013 Feb 1;41(4):2121-37, Epub 2013 Jan 8.

  • Pandey R, Mandal AK, Jha V, Mukerji M. Heat shock factor binding in Alu repeats expands its involvement in stress through an antisense mechanism. Genome Biology. 2011 Nov 23;12(11):R117.

  • Pandey R, Mukerji M. From ‘JUNK’ to just unexplored noncoding knowledge: the case of transcribed Alus. Briefings in Functional Genomics. 2011 Sep;10(5):294-311.

Rajesh Pandey


Contact Information
Lab No. 319,
CSIR-IGIB,Sukhdev Vihar,
Mathura Road,
New Delhi – 110 020
Tel: 91-11-29879 341

e-mail: rajeshp@igib.in