Genetics and Genomics Lab- University of Mysore

The contributions of Dr. N. B. Ramachandra, to science, have been recognized by the State Government and he has been awarded Sir C. V. Raman Young Scientist State Award for the Year 2007. He worked for Ph.D. from 1982-1988 in the Department of Zoology, University of Mysore. After his postdoctoral work at Canada, he joined as a Lecturer, in the Department of Zoology, University of Mysore, Mysore during 1992. Since then he has worked with Prof. H. A. Ranganath as a collaborator as well as independently. He currently serves as the Chairman of Department of studies in Genetics and Genomics, University of Mysore, Mysuru.

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  • Prof. Ramachandra has over 35 years of Research and Teaching experience as Junior and Senior UGC Research Fellow, Lecturer, Reader, Professor and Coordinator in the Department of Studies in Zoology, later, 2015 to till date as the Chairman in the Department of Studies in Genetics and Genomics, University of Mysore, Mysuru, India.
  • He has foreign research assignments like, Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada; Senior Research Associateship-II at Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, at University of California, Los Angeles, USA and also Visiting Professor to teach a course on “Genetics and Development” at the Department of Zoology, University of Innsbruck, Austria.
  • He has delivered over 200 invited scientific and technical lectures in different Universities, Institutes in India and also various Universities of Canada and USA. He has inaugurated, delivered keynote addresses and chaired several sessions at National and International Conferences, Workshops, and Refresher courses.
  • He has been ranked one of the top academicians in the Academic Administrative Audit Committee (AAA) report in the assessment of University Faculty during 2004-05 and 2006-07.
  • He has been awarded Research funding from different funding agencies such as Department of Science and Technology, Central Indian Institute of Languages, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Biotechnology and University Grants Commission to the tune of more than 3.5 crores. He has also established several National and International collaborations including Indo-Canada collaborative research project.
  • He has made original contributions in the area of Drosophila Genetics and Evolution, Microbial Genetics as well as Human Genetic Diseases and Genomics. He has published more than 200 research papers in reputed journals such as Genetics (USA), Chromosoma, PLoSOne, BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Medical Genetics, American Journal of Medical Genetics-Part II, Insect Molecular Biology, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Behavior Genetics, Lung, Genome, Development Genes Evolution, Experientia, Gene / DNA sequences deposited in the database of National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), USA, etc.
  • He has published chapters on scientific advancements in national and international books.
  • He was instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of University of Mysore Genome Centre- at University of Mysore, Mysuru, India. Homepage:
  • He was the key player for the establishment of the center called “Unit on Evolution and Genetics” with the funding (Rs. 1.32 crores) during 2006-2010 from the Department of Science and Technology, Delhi under the scheme of ‘Intensification of Research under high priority areas’.
  • He was also involved in the establishment, maintenance and activities (1992-2015) of National Drosophila Stock- The Central Facility at University of Mysore, Mysuru, India. Various fly meetings were organized in the Department.
  • He has nearly 2000 scientific citations with H-Index 20 and i-Index 45 for his research contributions as of December 2017.
  • He has guided 21 Ph.D., candidates and 09 candidates are currently working under his supervision.
  • Significant  contributions  in  Human  Genetics  include  the  identification  of 'advanced maternal grandmother's age' as a potential risk factor for chromosomal anueploidy leading to Downs and other syndromes; consanguineous marriages as risk factor for congenital heart diseases (CHD); Identification of new recombination hotspot- pseudoautosomal region 3 (PAR3) between the X and Y chromosomes; neurotransmission and cell adhesion process defects in Dyslexia; five new genes involved in spinal plasticity; novel SNPs associated with CHD, Asthma and Dyslexia; role of ADAM33 interactive pathway in Asthma; Copy number variations studies identify the genomic variations which propose new migratory routes with two settlements; influence of miRNA on gene regulation; Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus disease risk genes; Identification of differentially expressed genes in Parkinson’s disease; and DNA sequencing-based drug resistance detection for Tuberculosis.
  • Novel contributions in Drosophila Genetics consist of demonstrating 'recombinational speciation’, factors for rapid genomic changes and ‘adaptive genome evolution' through long-range interracial hybridization experiments; evolution of new introgressed genetic systems in the environs of laboratory called Cytoraces, both short-lived and long-lived, a sort of evolutionary experimentation; eight times higher rate of substitution in aly of cytoraces; second chromosome specific indirect flight muscle mutants generated in D. melanogaster have an impact on myofibril assembly.
  • Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru-80. At present, Dr. Ramachandra is the only Professor who is a Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc-2017) in the University of Mysore and other Universities of Karnataka.


Department of Studies in Genetics and Genomics

University of Mysore, Manasagangotri

Mysuru-570 006, Karnataka, INDIA



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