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Gagandeep K Walia PDF Print

Senior Research Fellow (Genetics)

Gagandeep waliaGagandeep Kaur Walia is working as a SRF in Genetic Epidemiology in SANCD, where she is involved in various projects focusing on genetic determinants of cardio-metabolic disorders and is responsible for their conception, implementation and management. She has also been extensively involved in the management of a trans-generational epidemiological cohort based in South India. She is well skilled with the molecular genetics methods and techniques and is also trained for epigenetic laboratory techniques. Thus, she is also managing the genetic and epigenetic analysis of the biological samples in the Genetics and Biochemical Laboratory (GBL) belonging to different projects of SANCD.

Dr. Walia is Biological Anthropologist by training and worked on genetics of pregnancy complications, with special reference to recurrent pregnancy loss, during her doctoral work. She has experience in conducting both hospital and population based field works involved in genetic epidemiology and population genetics. She is well versed with techniques and strategies involved in field work concerning rapport establishment, subjects recruitment, collection of demographic and clinical data, biological sample collection, etc. She won the ‘Gold Medal’ during her master’s degree and was also awarded ‘UGC meritorious research fellowship’ during her PhD from November 2008 to January 2010.

Areas of interest :

Genetic and Epigenetic Epidemiology, Molecular Anthropology and Human Population Genetics


  • Walia GK, Mukhopadhyay R, Saraswathy KN, Puri M and Chahal SMS. 2008. Immuno-Molecular Etiology of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and the Anthropological Perspective. International Journal of Human Genetics 8(2): 227-235.
  • Walia GK. 2008. Inherited Thrombophilia and Pregnancy Complications with Special Reference to MTHFR C677T Polymorphism. Research Proceedings in Anthropology. New Series: 31-36.
  • Saraswathy KN, Samtani R, Asghar M, Walia GK and Saxena R. 2010. Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Beta Thalassemia among Sindhi Community of Delhi, India. National Medical Journal of India. 22: 324.
  • Sinha E, Walia GK, Gupta BP, Ghosh PK, Saraswathy KN. 2010. LDL-R AVA II and Nco I Polymorphism: An Indirect Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease among a Mendelian population of Delhi, India. Biochemical Genetics. 48: 807-815.
  • Sinha E, Walia GK, Mukhopadhyay R, Samtani R, Gupta BP, Ghosh PK, Saraswathy KN. 2010. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase Polymorphism: An independent Risk Determinant of Coronary Heart Disease in an Endogamous Population from Delhi (India). European e-Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.  doi:10.1016/j.eclnm.2010.07.005
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