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Dr. Utpal Bakshi

Assistant Professor

Contact:-  079-6180-4300
Email:- utpal.bakshi@iar.ac.in

Professional & Educational Qualification

  • Postdoc  : Postdoctoral Research Fellow(2018−2021), Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Ph.D.      : AcSIR Research Fellow (CSIR-NET) (2012-2018), CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (CSIR-IICB), Kolkata, India.
  • M.Tech. : in Bioinformatics (2011). West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), Kolkata.

Current Research interest and area working on

  • Human Microbiome, Microbial Genomics, Next generation sequencing data analysis, Algorithm and software development.

Latest 5 Publications

  1. Bakshi, U., Gupta, V.K., Lee, A.R., Davis, J.M., Yong-Su, J., Freeman, M.F. and Sung, J., 2021. TaxiBGC: a Taxonomy-guided Approach for the Identification of Experimentally Verified Microbial Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Shotgun Metagenomic Data. [Preprint: Link]
  2. Gupta, V.K., Cunningham, K.Y., Bakshi, U., Hur, B., Huang, H., Warrington, K.J., Taneja, V, Myasoedova, E., Davis, J.M. and Sung, J., 2021. Gut Microbiome Predicts Clinically Important Improvement in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. [Preprint: Link] [Media Coverage: Link]
  3. Gupta, V.K., Kim, M., Bakshi, U., Cunningham, K.Y., Davis, J.M., Lazaridis, K.N., Nelson, H., Chia, N. and Sung, J., 2020. A predictive index for health status using species-level gutmicrobiome profiling. Nature Communications,11(1):4635.[Download PDF] [PMID: 32934239, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-18476-8] [Media Coverage: Link1, Link2]
  4. Roy, C., Rameez, M.J., Haldar, P.K., Peketi, A., Mondal, N., Bakshi, U., Mapder, T., Pyne, P., Fernandes, S., Bhattacharya, S. and Roy, R., 2020. Microbiome and ecology of a hot spring-microbialite system on the Trans-Himalayan Plateau.Scientific reports, 10(1), pp.1-22. [Download_PDF] [PMID: 32246033, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62797-z]
  5. Roy, C., Bakshi, U., Rameez, M.J., Mandal, S., Haldar, P.K., Pyne, P. and Ghosh, W., 2019. Phylogenomics of an uncultivated, aerobic and thermophilic, photoheterotrophic member of Chlorobia sheds light into the evolution of the phylum Chlorobi. Computational biology and chemistry, 80, pp.206-216. [Download_PDF] [PMID: 30981103, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2019.04.001]

Teaching Interest :

Bioinformatics, Genomics, Genetics, Animal Biology, Preliminary and advanced statistics with R programming language.


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