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Rakesh Kaundal

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Director, Bioinformatics Facility

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: CIB 101B
DialPhone: 435-797-4117
SendEmail: rkaundal@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Plant Breeding & Genetics, (Plant Pathology), Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, 2006
Genetic analysis of yield components and blast resistance vis--vis identification of molecular markers for blast resistance in rice
PGD, Bioinformatics, Sikkim Manipal University, 2004
MS, Plant Breeding & Genetics, (Plant Pathology), CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, 1998
Stability Analysis for Yield and some other Quantitative Characters in Elite Varieties of Maize (Zea mays L.)
BS, Agriculture, (Crop Production), CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, 1995

Teaching Interests

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

Research Interests

Next-generation sequencing data analysis; Computational modeling using supervised (Machine Learning) and unsupervised (Bayesian-based) learning approaches; Data mining, develop and maintain bioinformatics software / tools; Develop algorithms to study Protein-Protein Interactions, intra- and inter-species (host-pathogen interactions); Protein function prediction.

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Sandhu, D., Pudussery, M.V, Kaundal, R., Suarez, D.L, Kaundal, A., Sekhon, R.S, (2018). Molecular characterization and expression analysis of the Na<sup>+</sup>/H<sup>+</sup> exchanger gene family in Medicago truncatula.. Functional & integrative genomics, 18:2, 141-153.
          • Volz, D.C, Leet, J.K, Chen, A., Stapleton, H.M, Katiyar, N., Kaundal, R., Yu, Y., Wang, Y., (2016). Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate Induces Genome-Wide Hypomethylation within Early Zebrafish Embryos.. Environmental science & technology, 50:18, 10255-63.
          • Weirick, T., Sahu, S.S, Mahalingam, R., Kaundal, R., (2014). LacSubPred: predicting subtypes of Laccases, an important lignin metabolism-related enzyme class, using in silico approaches.. BMC bioinformatics, 15 Suppl 11, S15.
          • Sahu, S.S, Weirick, T., Kaundal, R., (2014). Predicting genome-scale Arabidopsis-Pseudomonas syringae interactome using domain and interolog-based approaches.. BMC bioinformatics, 15 Suppl 11, S13.
          • Kaundal, R., Sahu, S.S, Verma, R., Weirick, T., (2013). Identification and characterization of plastid-type proteins from sequence-attributed features using machine learning.. BMC bioinformatics, 14 Suppl 14, S7.
          • Ahmed, F., Kaundal, R., Raghava, G.P, (2013). PHDcleav: a SVM based method for predicting human Dicer cleavage sites using sequence and secondary structure of miRNA precursors.. BMC bioinformatics, 14 Suppl 14, S9.
          • Kaundal, R., Saini, R., Zhao, P.X, (2010). Combining machine learning and homology-based approaches to accurately predict subcellular localization in Arabidopsis.. Plant physiology, 154:1, 36-54.
          • Benedito, V.A, Li , H., Dai, X., Wandrey, M., He, J., Kaundal, R., Torres-Jerez, I., Gomez, S.K, Harrison, M.J, Tang, Y., Zhao, P.X, Udvardi, M.K, (2010). Genomic inventory and transcriptional analysis of Medicago truncatula transporters.. Plant physiology, 152:3, 1716-30.
          • Kaundal, R., Raghava, G.P, (2009). RSLpred: an integrative system for predicting subcellular localization of rice proteins combining compositional and evolutionary information.. Proteomics, 9:9, 2324-42.
          • Kaundal, R., Kapoor, A.S, Raghava, G.P, (2006). Machine learning techniques in disease forecasting: a case study on rice blast prediction.. BMC bioinformatics, 7, 485.

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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              Publications - Technical Reports

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                Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                  Publications - Other

                    Other

                  • Wren, J.D, Toby, I., Hong, H., Nanduri, B., Kaundal, R., Dozmorov, M.G, Thakkar, S., (2016). Proceedings of the 2016 MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) Conference.. BMC bioinformatics
                  • Wren, J.D, Dozmorov, M.G, Burian, D., Perkins, A., Zhang, C., Hoyt, P., Kaundal, R., (2014). Proceedings of the 2014 MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) Conference.. BMC bioinformatics
                  • Wren, J.D, Dozmorov, M.G, Burian, D., Kaundal, R., Perkins, A., Perkins, E., Kupfer, D.M, Springer, G.K, (2013). Proceedings of the 2013 MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) Conference.. BMC bioinformatics
                  • Wren, J.D, Dozmorov, M.G, Burian, D., Kaundal, R., Bridges, S., Kupfer, D.M, (2012). Proceedings of the 2012 MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS) conference. Introduction.. BMC bioinformatics

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