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Department :  Human Genetics

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Name:Dr. Gursatej Gandhi (neè Dhingra)
Areas of Interest / SpecializationHuman Genetics, Human Cytogenetics, Genetic Toxicology, Population Biomonitoring, Bioethics
Best Ten Publications:1. Gandhi, G., Chowdhury, J.B., Sareen, P.K. and Dhillon, V.P.S. (1995). Genotoxic effects of deltamethrin in the mouse bone marrow micronucleus assay. Mutat. Res. 346: 203-206. 2. Gandhi, G. and Kaur, B. (2003). Elevated frequency of micronuclei in uterine smears of cervix cancer patients. Caryologia 56: 217-222. 3. Gandhi, G. and Kumar, N. (2004). DNA damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes of individuals residing near a wastewater drain and using underground water resources. Environ. Mol. Mutagen. 43: 235-242. 4. Gandhi, G. and Singh, B. (2004). DNA damage in untreated and treated leprosy patients. Mutagenesis 19: 483-488. 5. Gandhi, G. and G. Chopra (2009). DNA Damage In Peripheral Blood Leukocytes of Physically Active Individuals as measured by the Alkaline Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis Assay. Environmental & Molecular Mutagenesis 50:291-303 Online DOI 10.1002/em.20457. 6. Gandhi, G. and Jeevan Jyoti (2010). Assessment of DNA damage in Peripheral Blood Leukocytes of Patients with Essential Hypertension by the Alkaline Comet Assay. Cytologia 75: 131-140. 7. Gandhi, G., Buttar, B.S., Albert, L., Hasan, Q. and R. K. Aggarwal (2011). Psoriasis- associated Genetic Polymorphism in North Indian population in the CCHCR1 Gene and in a Genomic Segment flanking the HLA-C region. Disease Markers 31(6):361-370 (DOI: 10.3233/DMA-2011-0851, ISSN: 0278-0240, I Factor 1.723, USA). 8. Gandhi,G., G. Kaur and U Nisar (2014). A cross-sectional case control study on genetic damage in individuals residing in the vicinity of a mobile phone base station. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 1-11 (Online) (doi: 10.3109/15368378.2014.933349; Impact Factor (2013) 0.769). 9. Gandhi, G., Naru, J., Kaur, M. and G. Kaur (2014). Genetic Damage Assessment in Individuals Residing in the Vicinity of a Mobile Phone Base Station. Int. J. Hum. Gen.14(3&4): 107-118 (ISSN: 0972-3757; Impact Factor 0.16). 10. Gandhi, G. and G. Kaur (2015). Pre-cancerous Lesion (Oxidative DNA Damage), Oxidative Stress and Genetic Susceptibility- Prognostic Scores in ‘missing’ COPD Cases. Int. J. Hum. Gen. (3): 97-119 (ISSN: 0972-3757; Impact Factor 0.16).
Awards and Honours:1. Topped in School in the W.A.S.C. Examination (1974). 2. Merit Scholarship during M.Sc. (1978-79) 3. First in Ph.D. batch of the year 1985-86. 4. National level Department of Atomic Energy Fellowships (DAE-JRF,1982-1984; SRF- 1984-1986). 5. Awarded UGC Research Associateship ( 1987-1990) 6. Guest Scientist at Nuclear Research Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany (January 1991-June 1991) 7. Biographical note in Reference Asia (1989), Asia’s “Who’s Who of Men and Women of Achievment”, Rifacimento International, New-Delhi, India, Vol. 5, 1989, p.36. 8. International Workshop on ‘Asian Genomics’. International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, March 27-28, 2002. 9. Panel Discussant on UNESCO’s Regional Meeting on ‘ Ethics of Science and Technology in the Asia-Pacific’, Bangkok, Thailand, November 5-7, 2003. 10. Consultant in UNESCO meeting on ‘Ethical Codes in Sciences and Engineering’, New Delhi, April 24-25, 2006. 11. Discussant on DSDS Special Event on “Emerging Technologies In Developing Countries: Capabilities And Governance Issues”, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India, Feb. 4, 2009. 12. A total of 288 gene sequences deposited in the NCBI GenBank of work on Psoriasis patients carried out in collaboration with CCMB, Hyderabad.