Rahul Tyagi PhDResearch Associate, Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Dr. Rahul Tyagi obtained his Ph.D. degree from Neuroscience Research Lab, Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, in the discipline of neurogenetics and cognitive and computational neurosciences. He worked on the genotype-phenotype correlation studies in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to elucidate the effect of DMD gene variations and corresponding cognitive impairment. He investigated DMD gene variations and corresponding predicted alterations in the short isoforms of dystrophin protein in the brain. The spectrum of DMD gene variants in the Indian DMD cohort and amenability to exon skipping trials was investigated. He also worked on the effect of advanced meditation on acute mountain sickness by analyzing biochemical, anthropometric, neurophysiological, and molecular changes. He is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Allergy and Immunology laboratory, Advanced Paediatric Centre at PGIMER, Chandigarh. In this project, he is investigating the genetic basis of Common Variable Immunodeficiency’s (CVID) in the Indian pediatric cohort through whole-exome analysis. He has received research fellowships from the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi; Council for scientific and industrial research, India and Travel fellowships from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi and Developing country travel award from the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG).