Rajeev Azad | Department of Biological Sciences

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Rajeev Azad

Rajeev Azad
Associate Professor- Bioinformatics
LIFE A316, GAB434
Dr. Azad's research interests include signaling mechanisms in plants and bioinformatics; computational genomics, genome evolution, pathogenomics, metagenomics; gene prediction, structural variation detection, disease gene identification


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Biological and Physical Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Master of Philosophy, Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Biological and Physical Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Selected Publications:

The following are the most recent publications of Azad's:

  • Pandey RS, Saxena G, Bhattacharya D, Qiu H, Azad RK (2017) Using complementary approaches to identify trans-domain nuclear gene transfers in the extremophile Galdieria sulphuraria (Rhodophyta). J Phycol. 53(1):7-11. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12466.
  • Burks DJ, Azad RK (2016) Identification and Network-Enabled Characterization of Auxin Response Factor Genes in Medicago truncatula.
  • Front Plant Sci. 7:1857. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01857.

  • Jani M, Mathee K, Azad RK (2016) Identification of Novel Genomic Islands in Liverpool Epidemic Strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using Segmentation and Clustering. Front Microbiol. 7:1210. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01210.
  • Pandey RS, Azad RK (2016) Deciphering evolutionary strata on plant sex chromosomes and fungal mating-type chromosomes through compositional segmentation. Plant Mol Biol. 90(4-5):359-373. doi: 10.1007/s11103-015-0422-y.
  • Garcia AM, Ladage ML, Dumesnil DR, Zaman K, Shulaev V, Azad RK, Padilla PA (2015) Glucose induces sensitivity to oxygen deprivation and modulates insulin/IGF-1 signaling and lipid biosynthesis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 200(1):167-84. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.174631.
  • Ré MA, Azad RK (2014) Generalization of entropy based divergence measures for symbolic sequence analysis. PLoS One 9(4):e93532. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093532.
  • Pandey RS, Wilson Sayres MA, Azad RK (2013) Detecting evolutionary strata on the human x chromosome in the absence of gametologous y-linked sequences. Genome Biol Evol. 5(10):1863-71. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evt139.
  • Azad RK, Li J (2013) Interpreting genomic data via entropic dissection. Nucleic Acids Res. 41(1):e23. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks917.
  • Accepted/In-press: Detecting laterally transferred genes (2011)
  • Towards more robust methods of alien gene detection (2011)
  • Detection of genomic islads via segmental genome hererogeneity (2009)

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