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Dr. Rakesh K Mishra

Rakesh K Mishra Chief Scientist and Group Leader
Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research
Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad

Academic background:
    Obtained M.Sc. (Chemistry) in 1981 and Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) in 1986 from the University of Allahabad

Research experience:

  • 1986-1988:
    Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Studied DNA conformations and DNA topology
  • 1988-1992:
    Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. Studied transcription initiation in prokaryotes, and Chemical recognition and cleavage of DNA.
  • 1992-1995:
    University of Bordeaux, France. Antisense oligonucleotide mediated knock down against protozoan parasites
  • 1995-1996:
    Saint Louise University, School of Medicine, USA. Role of small nucleolar RNAs in Xenopus oocytes in rRNA maturation
  • 1996 to 2001:
    University of Geneva, Switzerland. Chromatin organization and regulation of Hox genes in Drosophila melanogaster
  • 2001- to date:
    Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. Genome organization and regulation of genetic information

Current research interests:
    -Comparative and functional genomics of non-coding DNA
    -The evolutionary logic of anterior-posterior body axis formation in animals
    -Epigenetic regulation and development

Elected fellow of:
    1. Indian National Science Academy
    2. Indian Academy of Sciences
    3. National Academy of Sciences, India

Publications:
    > 100 articles in international journals

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