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Department :  Human Genetics

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Areas of Interest / SpecializationHuman Molecular Genetics, Molecular Genetics of Complex Diseases
Best Ten Publications:Best 10 publications: 1 E Rai, S Sharma, A Koul, AK Bhat, AJS Bhanwer and RNK Bamezai. (2007). Interaction between the UCP2-866G/A. mtDNA 10398G/A and PGCαр. Thr394Thr and р.Gly482Ser polymorphisms in type 2 diabetes susceptibility in North Indian population. Hum Genet.122:535-540 2 Swarkar Sharma, Ekta Rai, Audesh K Bhat, AJS Bhanwer and Rameshwar NK Bamezai (2007) A novel subgroup Q5 of human Y-chromosomal haplogroup Q in India, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7:232 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-232 3 Sharma, S., Rai, E., Sharma, P., Jena, M., Singh, S., Darvish, K., Bhat, A.K., Bhanwer, AJS, Tiwari, P.K. and Bamezai, R.N.K. (2009). The Indian origin of paternal haplogroup R1a1 substantiates the autochthonous origin of Brahmins and the caste system. J. Hum. Genet. 54:47-55 4 J.S. Saini , A. Kumar , K. Matharoo , J. Sokhi, Badaruddoza , AJS Bhanwer (2012) Genomic diversity and affinities in population groups of North West India: An analysis of Alu insertion and a single nucleotide polymorphism. Gene 511: 293-299 5 Ekta Rai, Swarkar Sharma, Surabhi Kaul, Kamal Jain, Kawaljit Matharoo, Amarjit S. Bhanwer, Rameshwar N. K. Bamezai (2012) The Interactive Effect of SIRT1 Promoter Region Polymorphism on Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility in the North Indian Population. PLoS ONE 7(11): e48621. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048621. 6 Shafat Ali, Rupali Chopra, Siddharth Manvati, Yoginder Pal Singh, Nabodita Kaul,Anita Behura, Ankit Mahajan, Prabodh Sehajpal, Subash Gupta, Manoj K. Dhar,Gagan B. N. Chainy, Amarjit S. Bhanwer, Swarkar Sharma, Rameshwar N K Bamezai (2013) Replication of Type 2 Diabetes Candidate Genes Variations in Three Geographically Unrelated Indian Population Groups. PloS ONE 8(3): e58881. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058881 7 K Matharoo, P Arora and AJS Bhanwer (2013) Association of adiponectin (AdipoQ) and Sulphonylurea receptor (ABCC8) gene polymorphisms with Type 2 Diabetes in North Indian population of Punjab. Gene 527:228-234. 8 Sharma, R., Matharoo, K., Kapoor, R., Chopra, H and Bhanwer, AJS. (2013). Ethnic differences in CAPN10 SNP-19 for type 2 diabetes: a North-West Indian case control study and evidence from Meta analysis. Genetic Research. 95:146-55. doi: 10.1017/S0016672313000207.) 9 Sikka, R., Raina, P., Matharoo, K., Bandesh, K., Bhatia, R., Chakrabarti, S and Bhanwer, AJS. (2014). TNF-α (-308 G>A) and ADIPOQ (+45 T>G) gene polymorphisms in Type 2 diabetes and microvascular complications in the region of Punjab (North-West India). Current Eye Research. DOI: 10.3109/02713683.2014.892998 10 Raina P, Matharoo, K and Bhanwer, AJS. (2014). Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) g.-2518 A>G polymorphism and susceptibility to type 2 diabetes (T2D) and end stage renal disease (ESRD) in North-West Indian Population of Punjab. Annals of Human Biology, doi:10.3109/03014460 .2014.941932. 11 Raina P, Matharoo, K, Kumar A, Priyanka, Sharma R and Bhanwer, AJS (2014). Association of Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α) -308 G>A polymorphism with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in two North-Indian cohorts. Archieves of Rheumatology 29 (4): 1-9.
Awards and Honours:Vice President, Indian Society of Human Genetics Past President, Punjab Academy of Sciences