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MizzouForward Keynote – Environmental influences, Epigenetic inheritance, and the health of future generations



December 1st | 11:00am – 12:00pm

111 Tucker Hall

Join us for “Environmental influences, Epigenetic inheritance, and the health of future generations" a keynote presentation by College of Arts & Science – Biological Sciences, MizzouForward faculty candidate, Dr. Ramji Bhandari. Dr. Bhandari will present on his research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.


Dr. Ramji Bhandari is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Endocrinology from Hokkaido University, Japan.


Dr. Bhandari is interested in understanding how gene-environment interactions lead to reproductive and metabolic diseases within the gut-liver-gonad axis. He uses chemicals to which humans and other non-human organisms are exposed as environment, epigenetic mechanisms as drivers, and altered health outcomes, mainly reproductive and metabolic health, as phenotypic traits. He takes comparative, molecular, cellular, and bioinformatics approaches and in vitro 3D human cell co-culture and in vivo animal models (fish and rodents) in research. Using advanced research tools, including next-generation genomic and epigenomic sequencing, artificial intelligence, transgenesis, and CRISPR-Cas9/dCas9-mediated genome/epigenome editing, he has been exploring mechanisms underlying intra-, inter-, and transgenerational inheritance of health phenotypes. His research will lead to the development of diagnostic and predictive biomarkers for environmental health and disease.


You can access Dr. Bhandari’s CV via OneDrive here:

​CV 10-10-2022_R. Bhandari.pdf icon CV 10-10-2022_R. Bhandari.pdf (University log in required to access)

After the keynote, please provide candidate feedback with our brief survey.

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