My laboratory is extensively working in India on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) research and cervical cancer. My major areas of research interest at present are eary cervical cancer detection & prevention; HPV-DNA diagnostics, transcriptional regulation of viral oncogene expression, cancer drug discovery, micro-RNA research, cancer signaling pathways epigenetics and immuno-therapeutics.
Moreover, the laboratory also works on other common cancers in India such as Breast, Gall bladder, esophageal wherein we are trying to map the genetic landscapes to come up with some of the novel India specific/predisposed genetic markers which may eventually help in diagnosis / management of these cancers. I have published more than 100 research papers including book chapters in reputed journals and have several ongoing projects as principal investigator. Most importantly, my Laboratory is recognized by CDSCO for providing HPV- DNA diagnostics and teaching/training to young and curious minds who are eager to take up cancer research as career.