The principal research interest of the lab is to comprehensively understand the biology of various forms of cancers that are either common in the Indian population or are distinctly different from their western counterpart(s). To this end, we use genomic, molecular genetic, molecular pathology and cell biology tools to identify and characterize recurrent genetic alterations in tumor samples. We recently successfully completed the first paired-end RNA Seq experiment performed on the ABI-SOLiD next generation sequencing (NGS) platform in India. We are currently testing various pipelines for analysis of NGS data and frequently use Python scripts for data analysis using the Linux OS. Prospective Graduate students/Postdocs interested in cancer research are strongly encouraged to submit a brief summary of their research interests. Details of current projects are given below.