Department of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal


Personal Details


  • Name: Dr. Nagarjun Vijay
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biological Sciences
  • E-Mail: nagarjun@iiserb.ac.in
  • Phone: +91 755 269 1433


Background & Experience


  • Assistant Professor (May 2017 onwards), Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.
  • 2016-2017: Research Scholar, University of Michigan, USA.
  • 2011-2016: Ph.D. Evolutionary Genomics, Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • 2009-2011: Master of Science in Bioinformatics from Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • 2007-2009: Assistant Systems Engineer, TATA Consultancy Services, Kochi, India.
  • 2003-2007: Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, India

Research


We analyze large genomic datasets to understand the patterns of evolution and the processes driving these patterns. To answer questions related to this, we use computational approaches to obtain new insights.


How does the accumulation of genetic changes along the genome affect the phenotype? What is the role of changes in gene expression and the regulatory program in evolution? When during evolution did various novelties arise and diversify? Evolution of RNA modifications (like splicing and editing) provide interesting new insights about the genotype-phenotype link. We are very interested in pursuing such questions computationally, including generating new datasets.


In addition to this, we are focused on exploring new strategies and tools to analyze large-scale datasets (not necessarily genomic).


Authors Title of Article Journal Year
Ashutosh Sharma
Saumya Gupta
Ajinkya Bharatraj Patil
Nagarjun Vijay
Birth and Death in Terminal Complement Pathway bioRxiv 2022
Sagar Sharad Shinde
Sandhya Sharma
Lokdeep Teekas
Ashutosh Sharma
Nagarjun Vijay
Recurrent erosion of COA1/MITRAC15 exemplifies gene dispensability in oxidative phosphorylation Scientific Reports 2021
Ajinkya Bharatraj Patil
Sagar Sharad Shinde
S Raghavendra
B N Satish
C G Kushalappa
Nagarjun Vijay
The genome sequence of Mesua ferrea and comparative demographic histories of forest trees Gene 2021
Pavitra Ramdas
Vipin Bhardwaj
Aman Singh
Nagarjun Vijay
Ajit Chande
Coelacanth SERINC2 inhibits HIV-1 infectivity and is counteracted by envelope glycoprotein from foamy virus Journal of Virology 2021
Ajinkya Bharatraj Patil
Nagarjun Vijay
Repetitive genomic regions and the inference of demographic history Heredity 2021
Girish Chandra Bhatt
Nagarjun Vijay
Amit Agrawal
Next-generation sequencing in nephrolithiasis/nephrocalcinosis Indian J Child Health 2021
Shubham K Jaiswal
Ankit Gupta
Aaron BA Shafer
Vishnu PK Prasoodanan
Nagarjun Vijay
Vineet K Sharma
Genomic Insights Into the Molecular Basis of Sexual Selection in Birds Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2021
Nagarjun Vijay
Loss of inner kinetochore genes is associated with the transition to an unconventional point centromere in budding yeast PeerJ 2020
Pavitra Ramdas
Vipin Bhardwaj
Aman Singh
Nagarjun Vijay
Ajit Chande
Coevolution of retroviruses with SERINCs following whole-genome duplication divergence bioRxiv 2020
Ajinkya Bharatraj Patil
Sagar Sharad Shinde
Raghavendra S
Satish B N
Kushalappa C G
Nagarjun Vijay
CoalQC - Quality control while inferring demographic histories from genomic data: Application to forest tree genomes bioRxiv 2020
Sandhya Sharma
Sagar Sharad Shinde
Lokdeep Teekas
Nagarjun Vijay
Evidence for the loss of plasminogen receptor KT gene in chicken Immunogenetics 2020
Meghana Natesh
Vinay K L
Samriddha Ghosh
Rajah Jaypal
Shomita Mukherjee
Nagarjun Vijay
V V Robin
Contrasting trends of population size change for two Eurasian Owlet species -Athene brama and Glaucidium radiatum from South Asia over the late Quaternary Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2020
Deepak Pant
Sathiya Pandi Narayanan
Nagarjun Vijay
Sanjeev Shukla
Hypoxia-induced changes in intragenic DNA methylation correlates with alternative splicing in breast cancer Journal of Biosciences 2020
Ulrich Knief
Christen M Bossu
Nicola Saino
Bengt Hansson
Jelmer Poelstra
Nagarjun Vijay
Matthias Weissensteiner
Jochen B W Wolf
Epistatic mutations under divergent selection govern phenotypic variation in the crow hybrid zone Nature Ecology and Evolution 2019
Parul Mittal
Shubham K Jaiswal
Nagarjun Vijay
Rituja Saxena
Vineet K Sharma
Comparative analysis of corrected tiger genome provides clues to their neuronal evolution Scientific Reports 2019
Sagar Sharad Shinde
Lokdeep Teekas
Sandhya Sharma
Nagarjun Vijay
Signatures of relaxed selection in the CYP8B1 gene of birds and mammals Journal of Molecular Evolution 2019
Shubham K Jaiswal
Ankit Gupta
Aaron Shafer
Rituja Saxena
Vishnu PK Prasoodanan
Ashok K Sharma
Parul Mittal
Ankita Roy
Nagarjun Vijay
Vineet K Sharma
Genome Sequence of Peacock Reveals the Peculiar Case of a Glittering Bird Frontiers in Genetics 2018
Nagarjun Vijay
Ajit Chande
A hypothetical new role for single-stranded DNA binding proteins in the immune system Immunobiology 2018
Nagarjun Vijay
Chungoo Park
Jooseong Oh
Soyeong Jin
Elizabeth Kern
Hyun Woo Kim
Jianzhi Zhang
Joong-Ki Park
Population genomic analysis reveals contrasting demographic changes of two closely related dolphin species in the last glacial. Molecular Biology and Evolution 2018

Group


Highly motivated individuals interested in using evolutionary approaches to analyze large genomic datasets are encouraged to contact me at nagarjun@iiserb.ac.in. It would be a good idea to include your CV, project proposal and a letter explaining your motivation in your email.


Students wishing to apply for a Post-doc position are encouraged to contact me directly. Vacancies are also available for Project and PhD students. Interested candidates may contact through email.