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Giriraj R ChandakMD, PhD, DNB

Scientist and Group Leader, CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad

Role in EMPHASIS: Principal Investigator (India)

Giriraj Ratan Chandak is a Scientist and Group Leader at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. Giriraj completed his medical graduation from RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata and DNB in Biochemistry from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. Subsequently, he did MD in Biochemistry from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and PhD from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He was a visiting fellow at Department of Medical Genetics, North-West Centre for Medical Genetics, Indiana University where he was trained in Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling. His major research interests focus on understanding genetic basis of complex disorders of pancreas such as chronic pancreatitis, type 2 diabetes mellitus and associated intermediate traits such as obesity, insulin resistance. His group is also investigating gene-gene and gene-nutrient interaction in the pathophysiology of above complex diseases. He is also interested in understanding the genetic and epigenetic bases of complex diseases that form the core of Developmental Origins of Health and Adult Diseases (DOHaD). Giriraj also runs a State of the Art “Molecular Diagnostic and Genetic Counseling” facility, which provides such services for close to 30 common monogenic disorders. He is also associated with various Focus Disease Groups (FDGs) such as Indian Association of Muscular Dystrophy, Hemophilia Federation of India, Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Society that work towards providing comprehensive care to patients with different genetic disorders.

Dr. Giriraj R Chandak

Principal Investigator


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