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Prof. B.K. Thelma:

RESEARCH INTERESTS:


Human molecular genetics and Medical genomics

Genetics of complex brain and inflammatory disorders in humans (Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Inflammatory bowel disorders, Celiac Disease)
Pharmacogenetics of commonly used antipsychotic, anti-PD, anti rheumatoid drugs
Identification of new gene(s) for Mental retardation and Parkinson’s disease
Population genomic architecture
DNA Diagnostics

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

Team Leader, Centre For Excellence In Genome Sciences And Predictive Medicine - Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
Member, International consortia on Genetics of Celiac disease & Inflammatory bowel disorders
Member, Task Force, Dept. Biotechnology & Indian Council of Medical Research
Mentored several Ph.D. students, Published several research papers
Recipient of several national and international research funding

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Fellow, Indian National Science Academy
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, India
Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India
J.C.Bose fellow
Member, Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister
Member, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
Member, Human Genetics Task Force, Dept. of Biotechnology;
Subject expert, Indian Council of Medical Research
Member, Guha Research Conference
Trustee, XV International Genetics Congress Trust
Ex-Vice President, Indian Society of Cell Biology
 
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