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Dr. Babu Rao Vundinti


Phone: +( 91-22) 2413 8518/19
Department: Cytogenetics

Academic Background

  • M.Sc.Osmania University (Genetics 1990)
  • Ph.D Osmania University (Genetics 1995)

Professional Experience

  • Scientist NIIH 1997-Present
  • Instituto Genetica, University of Bari, Bari, Italy 2001
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute , Harvard Medical School,USA 2008
  • Visiting fellow Radiation Biology Centre, Laboratory of DNA damage signalling- 2016
  • Cancer Genomics Unit, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, USA 2018
  • Editor-NIIH Bulletin 2002-2007
  • Editorial Board Member- Indian Journal of Human Genetics 2004-2015.
  • Recognised Guide for Ph.D. - University of Mumbai, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.
  • Life Member - Indian Society of Human Genetics
  • Life Member - Bombay Hematology Group
  • Founder member, Life Member - Molecular Pathologists Association of India

Research Interests

  • Characterization of Chromosomal aberration in haematological malignancies and genetic diseases.
  • Understanding the molecular mechanism in haematological malignancies.
  • Genetics of inherited Bone marrow failure syndrome
  • Special interest on Fanconi Anemia
  • Molecular Genetic studies in Genetic diseases.

Awards & Achievements

  • 1990-92 Junior Research Fellow of CSIR –UGC, Institute of Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
  • 1992-95 Senior Research Fellow (CSIR), Institute of Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
  • 2000-2001 BOYSCAST Fellow, Department of Science and Technology (DST), University of Bari, Italy.
  • Dr. L. D. Sanghvi Award, Bombay Hematology Group (BHG), Mumbai ,India
  • 2007 -2008 ICMR Young Bio-Medical Scientist Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • 2017 ICMR BGRC oration award for the year 2016.
  • 2017 ICMR International Fellowship for Senior Scientists.



  1. Mohanty P and Vundinti BR. An Insight into the Role of Spliceosomal Mutations in Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Journal of Hematology and Blood Disorders 2018;4: 1-11.
  2. Seema Korgaonkar, Somprakash Dhangar, Vinayak Kulkarni, Lily Kerketta Babu Rao Vundinti. Clinical and Cytogenetic profile of 490 cases of Primary amenorrhea. J Med Sci Clin Res 2018; 6: 487-494.
  3. Dhangar S, Chandrakala S, Vundinti BR. Imatinib resistance due to a novel and rare class of mutation at position S348 (1043nt C→A) of Bcr/Abl gene in a chronic myeloid leukemia patient. Leuk Res. 2018 Sep;72:96-98.
  4. Kerketta LS, Ghosh K, Nadkarni A, Madkaikar M, Vundinti BR. Centrosome Aberration Frequency and Disease Association in B-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In Vivo 2017;31:215-220.
  5. Joshi D, Shanmukhaiah C, Vundinti BR.  Down regulation of DNA repair genes Lig4, Ku70, Ku80, XRCC3 in primary myelodysplastic syndromes. Meta Gene 2017;12:78-82.
  6. Devika Nair, Somprakash Dhangar, Chandrakala Shanmukhaiah, Babu Rao Vundinti. Association of genetic polymorphisms of the ABCG2, ABCB1, SLCO1B3 genes and the response to Imatinib in chronic myeloid leukemia patients with chronic phase. Meta Gene 2017;11:14-19.
  7. Solanki A, Kumar Selvaa C, Sheth F, Radhakrishnan N, Kalra M, Vundinti BR. Characterization of two novel FANCG mutations in Indian Fanconi anemia patients.Leuk Res. 2016 Nov 29;53:50-56. doi: 10.1016/j.leukres.2016.11.013. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Mohanty P, Korgaonkar S, Shanmukhaiah C, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. Cytogenetic abnormalities and genomic copy number variations in EPO (7q22) and SEC-61(7p11) genes in primary myelodysplastic syndromes.Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2016 Jul;59:52-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bcmd.2016.04.005. Epub 2016 Apr 13.
  9. Jacob S, Nayak S, Kakar R, Chaudhari UK, Joshi D, Vundinti BR, Fernandes G, Barai RS, Kholkute SD, Sachdeva G. A triad of telomerase, androgen receptor and early growth response 1 in prostate cancer cells. Cancer Biol Ther. 2016 Apr 2;17(4):439-48. doi: 10.1080/15384047.2016.1156255.
  10. Solanki A, Mohanty P, Shukla P, Rao A, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR.FANCA Gene Mutations with 8 Novel Molecular Changes in Indian Fanconi Anemia Patients. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 22;11(1):e0147016. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147016. eCollection 2016.
  11. Joshi D, Korgaonkar S, Shanmukhaiah C, Vundinti BR. Association of XPD (Lys751Gln) and XRCC1 (Arg280His) gene polymorphisms in myelodysplastic syndrome. Ann Hematol. 2016 ;95(1):79-85.
  12. Vaidya S, Ghosh K, Shanmukhaiah C, Vundinti BR. Genetic variations of hOCT1 gene and CYP3A4/A5 genes and their association with imatinib response in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Eur J Pharmacol. 2015 Oct 15;765:124-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2015.08.034. Epub 2015 Aug 21.
  13. Garg S, Shanmukhaiah C, Marathe S, Mishra P, Babu Rao V, Ghosh K, Madkaikar M. Differential antigen expression and aberrant signaling via PI3/AKT, MAP/ERK, JAK/STAT, and Wnt/β catenin pathways in Lin-/CD38-/CD34+ cells in acute myeloid leukemia. Eur J Haematol. 2016 Mar;96(3):309-17 2015 May 23. doi: 10.1111/ejh.12592. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Vaidya S, Vundinti BR, Shanmukhaiah C, Chakrabarti P, Ghosh K. Evolution of BCR/ABL gene mutation in CML is time dependent and dependent on the pressure exerted by tyrosine kinase inhibitor. PLoS One. 2015 Jan 28;10(1):e0114828. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114828. eCollection 2015.
  15. Joshi D, Chandrakala S, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR.Down-regulation of miR-199b associated with imatinib drug resistance in 9q34.1 deleted BCR/ABL positive CML patients. Gene 542(2):109-12 2014. Mar 26. pii: S0378-1119(14)00384-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2014.03.049. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. Shukla P, Solanki A, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR.DNA interstrand cross-link repair: understanding role of Fanconi anemia pathway and therapeutic implications. Eur J Haematol. 2013 Jul 17. doi: 10.1111/ejh.12169. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Vaidya S, Joshi D, Ghosh K, Chakrabarti P, Vundinti BR. A novel 5-way translocation t(9;11;13;19;22) in a case of chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia. Hum Pathol. 2013 Oct;44(10):2365-9. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2013.02.021. Epub 2013 Jun 4. 2013 Jun 4
  18. Shukla P, Rao A, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. Identification of a novel large intragenic deletion in a family with Fanconi anemia: first molecular report from India and review of literature. Gene. 2013 Apr 15;518(2):470-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2013.01.016. Epub 2013 Jan 29.
  19. Ankolkar M, Salvi V, Warke H, Vundinti BR, Balasinor NH. Methylation status of imprinted genes DLK1-GTL2, MEST (PEG1), ZAC (PLAGL1), and LINE-1 elements in spermatozoa of normozoospermic men, unlike H19 imprinting control regions, is not associated with idiopathic recurrent spontaneous miscarriages. Fertil Steril. 2013 May;99(6):1668-73. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.01.107. Epub 2013 Feb 14.
  20. Gupta M, Madkaikar M, Rao VB, Mishra A, Govindaraj P, Thangaraj K, Ghosh K. Mitochondrial DNA variations in myelodysplastic syndrome. Ann Hematol. 2013 Jul;92(7):871-6. doi: 10.1007/s00277-013-1706-4. Epub 2013 Mar 9.
  21. Ghosh K, Swaminathan S, Madkaikar M, Gupta M, Kerketta L, Vundinti B. FLT3 and NPM1 mutations in a cohort of AML patients and detection of a novel mutation in tyrosine kinase domain of FLT3 gene from Western India. Ann Hematol. 2012 Nov;91(11):1703-12. doi: 10.1007/s00277-012-1509-z. Epub 2012 Jun 26.
  22. Kerketta LS, Rao VB, Ghosh K. Standard karyotyping concentrates microfilaria and can be a valid concentrating technique for their detection. Trop Med Int Health. 2012 Oct;17(10):1222-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03044.x. Epub 2012 Aug 16.
  23. Joshi D, Gosh K, Vundinti BR. MicroRNAs in hematological malignancies: a novel approach to targeted therapy. Hematology. 2012 May;17(3):170-5.
  24. Shukla P, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. Current and emerging therapeutic strategies for Fanconi anemia. The HUGO Journal 2012, 6:1 
  25. Vaidya S, Sonawani A, Idicula-Thomas S, Vundinti BR, Ghosh K.Imatinib resistance due to a novel tri-nucleotide insertion in the SH2/C lobe interface of BCR/ABL kinase domain between position K357 and N358. Leuk Res. 2012 May;36(5):e110-2. Epub 2012 Mar 3. No abstract available.
  26. Vundinti BR, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K.De novo origin of multiple small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMCs) in a child with intellectual disability and dysmorphic features.Gene. 2012 Apr 25;498(1):128-30. Epub 2012 Feb 9.
  27. Kawankar N, Korgaonkar S, Kerketta L, Madkaikar M, Jijina F, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR.DNA copy number changes and immunophenotype pattern in karyotypically normal acute myeloid leukemia patients from an Indian population.Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2012 Apr;16(4):265-70. Epub 2011 Nov 22.
  28. Vaidya S, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. Recent developments in drug resistance mechanism in chronic myeloid leukemia: a review. Eur J Haematol. 2011 Nov;87(5):381-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0609.2011.01689.x. Epub 2011 Oct 2.PMID:21815933[PubMed - in process]
  29. Balatzenko G, Vundinti BR, Margarita G. Correlation between the type of bcr-abl transcripts in chronic myeloid leukemia-a possible influence of mdr1 gene expression. Hematology Reports 2011;volume 3; e3.
  30. Kawankar N, Vundinti BR. Chromosome abnormalities in myelodysplastic syndromes: An overview. Hematology 2011;16(13):131-138.
  31. Kawankar N, Farah J, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. Cytogenetic and comparative genomic study in Indian myelodysplastic syndromes. Cancer Epidemiol. 2011 Aug;35(4):e1-5. Epub 2010 Dec 28.
  32. Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K, Farah J, Vundinti BR. Chromosomal Breakage study in children suspected with Fanconia anemia from Indian population. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2010;32:606-610.
  33. Swaminathan S, Madkaikar M, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR, Kerketta L, Gupta M. Novel immunophenotypic and morphological presentation in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with JAK2 V617F mutation. Eur J Haematol. 2010 Feb 1;84(2):180-2. Epub 2009 Oct 12.
  34. Budrukkar A, Shahid T, Murthy V, Hussain T, Mulherkar R, Vundinti BR, Deshpande M, Ghosh-Laskar S, Agarwal JP. Squamous cell carcinoma of base of tongue in a patient with Fanconi’s Anemia treated with Radiation therapy: A case report and review of literature. Head Neck. 2010 Oct;32(10):1422-7. Epub2009.
  35. Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. Clinical, Genetic and cytogenetic study of Fanconia anemia in Indain population. Hematology 2010: 15: 58- 62.
  36. Gaitonde P, Dastur R, Gour R, Rao VB, Nadkarni J. Establishment and characterization of Human Glioblastoma derived cell line. J Neur Sci [Turkish] 2008; 25(4) : 258-265.
  37. Korgaonkar S, Babu Rao V, Kerketta L, Ghosh K. Chromosomal breakage in myelodysplastic syndrome. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2008; 9(1): 151-4.
  38. Abid S, Maitra A, Meherji P, Patel Z, Kadam S, Shah J, Babu Rao V, Gokral J. Clinical and laboratory evaluation of idiopathic male infertility in secondary referral center in India. J Clin Lab Anal 2008; 22: 29-38.
  39. Rao VB, Korgaonkar S, Kerketta L, Ghosh K. Differentiation of Nijmegen breakage syndrome from Fanconi anemia. Genet Mol Res 2007; 6 (3): 622-626.
  40. Rao VB, Kerketta L, Madkaikar M, Farah J, Ghosh K. Hybrid cytogenetics of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and follicular cell lymphoma in a case of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Acta Haematol 2006;116:150-152.
  41. Babu Rao V, Kerketta L, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K, Mohanty D. Maternal origin of extra marker chromosome 1q31.1—qter and 13pter—q12.2 in a child with dysmorphic features. Genet Counsel 2005;16(2) :139-143.
  42. Kerketta L, Babu Rao V, Madkaiker M, Jijina F, Ghosh K, Mohanty D. Biphenotypic expression due to pericentric inversion inv(6)(p12q24) in a case of acute leukemia. Cancer Genet Cytogenet 2005; 159(2) :187-189.
  43. Shiras A, Bhosale A, Shepal V, Shukla R, Babu Rao V, Prabhakara K, Shastry P. A unique model system for tumour progression in GBM, comprising two developed human neuro-epithelial cell lines with differential transforming potential and coexpressing neuronal and glial marker. Neoplasia, 5(6), 520 – 512, 2003.
  44. Ghosh K, Babu Rao V, Kereketta L, Madkaikar M, Farah J, Mohanty D. Severe megakaryocytic dysplasia in a case of myelodysplasia progressing to acute megakaryocytic leukemia presenting with dic(1:16)(q21 : p13.3) and t(1;22) (p13;q13). Cancer Genet Cytogenet, 146, 176 – 178, 2003.
  45. Babu Rao V, Madkaiker M, Kerketta L, Ghosh K, Farah J, Mohanty D. A novel translocation der (4)t(1:4)(q21; q35) and a marker chromosome in a case of myelodysplastic syndrome. Cancer Genet Cytogenet, 144, 175-176, 2003.
  46. Babu Rao V, Kereketta L, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K, Mohanty D. Paternal reciprocal translocation t(11:16)(p13 ; q24.3) in a Silver – Russel syndrome patient. Ann Genet, 46, 475 – 478, 2003.
  47. Ghosh K, Gosavi S, Pathare, Madkaikar M, Babu Rao V, Mohanty D. Low cost autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation performed in a municipal hospital for a patient with plasma cell leukemia. Clin Lab Haemat, 24, 187 – 190, 2002.
  48. Babu Rao V, Kerketta L, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K, Mohanty D. 18p deletion syndrome with a 45,XY,t(14 ; 18)(p11; q11.2),-18, Karyotype. Ann Genet, 44, 187 – 190, 2001.
  49. Jyothy A, Kumar KSD, Rao GNM, Babu Rao V, Umadevi B, Sujatha M, Reddy PP. Parental age and the origin of extra chromosome 21 in Down syndrome. J Hum Genet, 46, 347 – 350, 2001.
  50. Babu Rao V, Kereketta L, Ghosh K, Mohanty D. A 46, XY, dup[1] (q 21q32) add(11) (q23) karyotype in a case of Fanconi anemia. Leuk Res,25,348, 2001.
  51. Babu Rao V, Sudhakar K, Isaac G.S. The frequency and pattern of acrocentric chromosome association in parents of Down syndrome children and controls. Med Sci Res, 26, 159 – 161, 1998.


  1. Shukla P, Korgaonkar S, Kerketta L, Vundinti BR. Prevalence and Association of Dermatological Manifestations with Fanconi Anemia: A Retrospective Study. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2018 Sep-Oct;9(5):341-342
  2. Mishra P, Gundre NP, Vaideeswar P, Vundinti BR, Mohanty P. Carney complex caused by novel de novo genetic mutation. Ind J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg 2017;33:258-260.
  3. Korgaonkar S, Vundinti BR. Tetrasomy X in a Child with Upper Limb Deformity. Indian Pediatr. 2015 May;52(5):439. 
  4. Korgaonkar S, Vundinti BR. Trisomy 8 Mosaicism in a Boy with Dysmorphic Features. Indian Pediatr. 2015 Sep 8;52(9):812-3.
  5. Kerketta LS, Vundinti BR, Ghosh K. Pattern of chromosome involvement in childhood hyperdiploid pre-B-cell acute lymhoblastic leukemia cases from India. Indian J Hum Genet. 2014 Jan;20(1):32-6. doi: 10.4103/0971-6866.132751.
  6. Vundinti BR, Kerketta L, Korgaonkar S, Vaidya S, Ghosh K. Isodicentric Philadelphia [idic(Ph)] chromosome in a case of CML at chronic phase. Indian J Cancer. 2014 July-September;51(3):383-384. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.146749. 
  7. Vundinti BR. Methylenetetrahydrofolatereductase C677T polymorphism and folate metabolism in human health. Indian J Hum Genet. 2014 Apr;20(2):99-100. doi: 10.4103/0971-6866.142840.
  8. Solanki A, Vundinti BR. Prenatal detection of Fanconi anemia. Indian Pediatr. 2014 Jun;51(6):501. 
  9. Kerketta LS, Rao VB, Ghosh K. Chimeric Fusion Karyotypes in Childhood B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Indian Pediatr. 2014 Feb 8;51(2):152-3.
  10. Vaidya S, Vundinti BR. Octaploidy in idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura: Is it incidental or causal? Indian J Hum Genet. 2012 Sep;18(3):379. doi: 10.4103/0971-6866.108055. No abstract available.
  11. Vundinti BR, Ghosh K. Incidence of down syndrome: Hypotheses and reality. Indian J Hum Genet. 2011 Sep;17(3):117-9. No abstract available.
  12. Vaidya S, Madkaikar M, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. Deletion of ABL/BCR on der(9) associated with severe basophilia. Indian J Hum Genet. 2011 May;17(2):100-3.
  13. Vundinti BR, Ghosh K. Chromosomal aberrations in hematological malignancies: A guide to the identification of novel oncogenes (Editorial). Ind J Hum Genet 2011;43-44.
  14. Vaidya S, Madkaikar M, Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. Deletion of ABL/BCR on der(9) associated with severe basophilia. Ind J Hum Genet 2011;17(2):100-103.
  15. Vundinti BR, Korgaonkar S, Kerketta L, Ghosh K. A rare case of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia with t(2;14)(p13;q32), +X, +11, +12, +13,+der(1p) karyotype. Indian J Cancer. 2011;48(3):387-8.
  16. Korgaonkar S,Ghosh K, Vundinti BR. A first case of primary amenorrhea with i(X)(qter—q10::---qter),rob(13;14)(q10;q10),inv(9)(p13q13) karyotype. J Hum Repr Sci 2011;4:53-55.
  17. Vundinti BR, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K. Incidence of Clonal chromosome abnormalities in Fanconi anemia. Ind J Can 2010; 47:397-399.
  18. Muranjan M, Chaudhari T, Vundinti BR. Phenotypic heterogencity and parental origin of extra chromosome 21 in Down syndrome. Ind Paed. 2010;47:429-432. Epub 2009 Jul 1.
  19. 1Vundinti BR, Ghosh K.Chromosomal instability and cancer: An insight into the rhythm of life (Editorial). Ind J Hum Genet 2009; 15:1-2.
  20. Vundinti BR, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K. A first case of familial small supernumerary marker chromosome (sSMC) (14)(:p11-q11:) in a child with translocation Down syndrome . Ind J Ped 2009; 76:1265-1267.
  21. Vundinti BR, Kerketta L, Farah J, Ghosh K. Cytogenetic study of myelodysplastic syndrome from India. Ind J Med Res 2009; 30: 155-159.
  22. Babu Rao V, Kerketta L, Madkaikar M, Jijina F, Ghosh K. Three way translocation in a new variant of t(8;21) acute myeloid leukemia involving Xp22. Ind J Cancer 2008; 45(1): 30-32.
  23. Kerketta L, Babu Rao V, Ghosh K. Translocation t(2;14)(p13;q32) in a case of Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Ind J Human Genet. 2007;13: 125-126.
  24. Babu Rao V, Kerketta L, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K. Dandy-Walker malformations in a case of partial trisomy 9p(p12.1-pter) due to maternal translocation t(9;12)(p12.1;p13.3). Ind J Hum Genet 2007; 13(1):33-35.
  25. Babu Rao V, Kerketta L, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K. Pericentric inversion of chromosome 9[inv(9)(p12q13)] : Its association with genetic diseases. Ind J Hum Genet 2006; 12: 129-132.
  26. Babu Rao V, Colah RB. Chromosomal instability in bone marrow failure syndromes (Commentary). Ind J Med Res 2006; 124 : 11-12, 2006.
  27. Babu Rao V, Ghosh K. Chromosomal variants and genetic diseases (Editorial) . Indian Journal of Human Genetics 2005;11(2), 59-61.
  28. Babu Rao V, Ghosh K, Mohanty D. Nucleolar organizing region evaluation using new NOR FISH probe. Indian Journal of Human Genetics 2005;11(1)144-146,2005.
  29. Vundinti BR, Kerketta L, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K, Mohanty D.Molecular cytogenetic evaluation of Xq deletion mosaicism in a case of primary amenorrhea. Int J Hum Genet 2004;, 4 :75-76.
  30. Parikh TB, Udani RH, Nanavati RN, Vundinti BR. Fanconi Anemia in new born. Ind Ped 2005; 42: 285-287.
  31. Babu Rao V, Ghosh K. Combined Down and Klinefelter syndrome. Ind Ped, 40, 917 – 918, 2003.
  32. Babu Rao V, Seema K, Lily K, Ghosh K, Mohanty D. Trisomy 22 with unusual phenotype. Ind Ped, 40, 371 – 372, 2003.
  33. Babu Rao V, Kereketta L, Korgaonkar S, Ghosh K, Mohanty D. Fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of balanced t(8:22)(q24.3; q12.2) in a female with recurrent spontaneous abortions. Ind J Hum Genet, 8(1), 32 – 3, 2002.
  34. Jyothy A, Rao GNM, Kumar, KS, Rao VB, Umadevi B, Reddy PP. Translocation Down syndrome. Ind J Med Sci. 56(3), 122-126,2002.
  35. Jyothy A, Kumar KSD, Rao GNM, Babu Rao V , Swarna M, Umadevi B, Sujatha M, Kusuma Kumari C, Reddy PP. Cytogenetic study of 1001 Down syndrome cases from Andhra Pradesh, India. Ind J Med Res,111, 133-137, 2000.
  36. Sudhakar K, Sujatha M, Rao VB, Jyothy A, Reddy PP. Serum and erythrocyte magnesium levels in hypertensive and their first degree relatives. J Ind Med Assoc, 97(6), 211 – 213, 1999.
  37. Babu Rao V , Bibhas kar. Single cell translocations: Is it coincidental or causal ? Ind Ped, 36, 321 – 322, 1999.
  38. Babu Rao V. Maternal age of Down syndrome in Hyderabad, India. J Ind Med Ass, 97(1), 25, 1999.
  39. Rajeev C, Ramasharan L, Babu Rao V, Manisha M, Pathare AV, Moahanty D. A rare cytogenetics abnormality in a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Ind J Haemat and Blood Transf, 16(2) 67 – 68, 1998.
  40. Babu Rao V, Kusuma Kumari C, Sujatha M, Isaac G.S. Maternal reproductive history and the occurrence of Down syndrome. J Ind Med Ass, 95(9),. 495 – 496. 1997.
  41. Rajangam S, Fernandez P, Babu Rao V, Thomas M. Maternal abortions and birth of Down syndrome. Ind Ped, 34, 635 – 636, 1997.
  42. Babu Rao V. Jyothy A, Isaac G.S. Origin of extra chromosome 21 in subjects with Down syndrome and their parents. J Basic Appl Biomed, 4(4), 13 – 16, 1996.
  43. Babu Rao V, Kusum Kumari C, Isaac G.S. Parental age and non- disjunction of chromosome 21. J Viv Inst Med Sci, 191(1), 35 – 37,1996


  1. Babu Rao V. Gene therapy – An ultimate medicine for genetic diseases. In :Souvenir, CME work shop on Human Genetics, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur, 50 – 54, 1996.
  2. Babu Rao V. Array-Comparative Genomic Hybridization : An efficient tool for genome analysis. Immunohaematology Bulletin 2006;37(3):1-12.
  3. Babu Rao V. Basic Cytogenetics : an overview. Journal of Genetics,Screening and Health 2007; 2: 8-21.
  4. Babu Rao V. Genetic and molecular pathology of Fanconi anemia. Immunohaematology Bulletin; May-Aug 2008.

Chapters in Books

  1. Babu Rao V, Isaac G.S. Down syndrome : An Overview. In Applied Human Genetics, (Eds). P.P. Reddy, M. Swarna, 41 – 51, 1992.
  2. Ghosh K, Rao VB. The Scope of cytogenetics in the study of haematological disorders. In : Haematology Today 2006. Ed : M.B.Agarwal, pp 367-394.
  3. Rao VB, Ghosh K. Cytogenetics of chronic myeloid leukemia : A review of Indian population. In : CML in India 2007. Ed. Agarwal M.B. pp 15-23.


Projects Ongoing

  1. Molecular study of telomerase RNA component (TERC) gene and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) gene and dyskeratosis congenita (DKC1) gene in idiopathic aplastic anemia (Funded by ICMR, 2015 - 2018)
  2. Molecular study of JAK2, MPL and CALR genes in BCR-ABL negative myeloproliferative neoplasm patients (Funded by ICMR, 2015 - 2018)
  3. Collaborative effort to understanding and characterization of novel molecular changes in Fanconi anemia (FA) [Funded by DST- JSPS (Indo-Japan Bilateral exchange programme), 2015 – 2018]
  4. Molecular study of SRC kinase family gene (Lyn, Hck) in drug resistance chronic myeloid leukemia (Funded by ICMR, 2016 - 2018)
  5. Study of Genotypes, Phenotypes and search for new genes in patients of Fanconi anemia with no mutations in known genes (Funded By DST, 2017 - 2020)
  6. Genetic and Epigenetic Study of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (Funded By ICMR, 2015 - 2018)
  7. Study of Splice factor mutation and risk assessment in primary myelodysplastic syndromes (ICMR-2018-2021)
  8. Study of clinical and genetics predictors in myelodysplastic syndromes (2018-2021)

Projects Completed:

  1. Study of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) of Multiple Candidate Genes (ABCB1, ABCG2, CYP3A4, CYP3A5, SLCO1B3, AGP1, SLC22A1) in imatinib resistance Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (Funded by CSIR, 2014 - 2017)
  2. Understanding the molecular mechanism of oxidative stress and ,itochondrial function in impaired Fanconi Anemia pathway (Funded by ICMR, 2013 - 2017)

Research Staff


Sr. No. Name Designation
1 Mr. Niranjan Chavan JRF Ph. D. Student
2 Ms. Purvi Mohanty Ph.D Student
3 Ms. Merin George JRF Ph. D. Student