Dr. Rakesh Kaundal
Department of Plants, Soils and Climate
Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics
Center for Integrated BioSystems
(College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences)
Director, Bioinformatics Facility
Department of Computer Science
(College of Science)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Highly successful track record of integrating biology and bigdata analytics with over 14 years’ experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, and scientific programming. In-depth knowledge of bioinformatics data analysis tools and databases, information management, and integration to support diverse activities essential for organismal improvement and genomics-enabled studies.
Next-generation sequencing data (analysis, alignment, assembly, annotation); Computational modeling of -omics big data; Systems biology, develop algorithms to study intra- and inter-species interaction networks (e.g. host-pathogen interactions), predict Gene Regulatory Networks; Metagenomics (e.g. rhizosphere microbiome interacting with the host); Computational genomics. Develop workflows to facilitate data mining; Develop and maintain scientific software/tools.