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  1. Validation of the potential of a novel 2’o methyl ps based RNA antisense mediated exon skipping strategies as therapeutics in duchenne muscular dystrophy Department of Science and Technology (DST; SERB-Chemical Biology), Govt. of India, New Delhi; September 2017-August 2020;  (as co-PI).
  2. Unraveling the Cellular and Molecular roles of CG9650, taxi and Beadex genes during development and function of the neurons in Drosophila melanogaster. Department of Science and Technology (DST; SERB-BBMM), Govt. of India, New Delhi; August 2017-July 2020;  (as PI).
  3. Investigation of molecular mechanism of lung and prostate cancers metastasis and in vivo validation using Zebrafish xenograft models. Funded by Department of Biotechnology’s Twinning Program for the North East, Govt. of India, January 2017 – January 2020.
  4. Whole genome sequencing and functional genomics of golden silk moth Antheraea assamensis. Funded by Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles – Govt. Of India, Lahdoigarh, Jorhat, Assam; November 2015-October 2018.
  5. Development of Transgenic Silkworm (Bombyx mori) for the overexpression of Disease-Resistant genes for enhanced immunity. Funded by Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles – Govt. Of India, Bangalore; September 2015-August 2018.
  6. Protein aggregate myopathies – A clinical, pathological, immuno- histochemical, molecular genetics and proteomic investigation. DST, New Delhi, Oct. 2011-14; (as PI with 2 co-PIs from NIMHANS).
  7. Discovery of Bioactive natural products from microbes especially actinomycetes in niche biotopes in Manipur (as co-PI with three other investigators, DBT’s Twinning programme for the NE, March 2011-March 2014).
  8. Research in biophotonics and biomedical instrumentation, DBT, New Delhi, Oct. 2010; (Consortium from the Institute in collaboration with other six PIs).
  9. Development of Drosophila melanogaster and Danio rerio (Zebrafish) as host model systems to study Mycobacterium-host interactions. DBT, New Delhi. Feb. 2007 (Host-Pathogen Consortium from the Institute in collaboration with other five PIs).
  10. Molecular genetic studies of thin filament proteins in sarcomere assembly and muscle contraction using indirect flight muscles in Drosophila. DBT, New Delhi. Oct. 2006 (as PI, completed).
  11. Molecular-genetic characterization of two mutants that cause muscular myopathies in Drosophila melanogaster. CSIR, New Delhi. Oct. 2005 (as PI, completed).
  12. Studies on developmental regulatory networks of muscle precursor cell specification and migration in Drosophila and Zebrafish. DBT, New Delhi. November 2007. (As a member of the DBT-Institute scheme funding, biological networks in cell and developmental decisions).


Research in the lab is also supported by seed money provided by the Institute; and the MRDG Department which is supported by the ICMR, University Grants Commission (UGC) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).