Mitali Mukerji

Senior Principal Scientist
Genomics and Molecular Medicine, Ayurgenomics

Mitali Mukerji research is in the broad area of understanding human genome structure and variation for its application in the discovery of biomarkers for predicting susceptibility to diseases, understanding human phenotypes and adaptations and mapping mutational histories. She has also developed the area of Ayurgenomics for application in precision medicine.
Her research interests include:

  • Application of IGV data in mapping mutations, disease origins in SCAs and environmental adaptations
  • Discovery of markers for predicting high altitude adaptation, hypoxia responsiveness and outcomes through Ayurgenomics
  • Novel regulatory networks through exaptation of Alu repeats in human transcriptome


Multi-omic studies of healthy individuals stratified on the basis of Prakriti concepts of Ayurveda can enable identification of markers that can predict differential responsiveness to drugs and environment, susceptibility to diseases and provide actionable points for stratified interventions. Exonized Alu repeats in the transcriptome provides sites for miRNA interactions that can modulate transcript isoform density in stress further highlighting their involvement in novel regulatory networks.

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Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Mall Road, Delhi.
Phone no:+91-11-2766 6156/7
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Room No. 302,
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e-mail: mitali@igib.res.in
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Pushpalata Ranade National Woman Award 2017
VASVIK award for Woman Scientist, 2016
Elected fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 2014
Pandit Shiv Nath Sharma Shodh Puruskar for research in Ayurveda 2012
S.S. Katiyar Oration Lecture, Indian National Science Congress 2011
Recipient of the national Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Medical Sciences 2010
Recipient of national DBT Young Women Bioscientist award in 2008.
Nominated HUGO (Human Genome organization) Member in 2006.
Young Women Bioscientist award, Indian National Science Congress 2004.
Recipient of CSIR Young Scientist Award on September 24th, 2001.
Awarded Institute Gold Medal for Outstanding performance in M.Sc at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (1991)