Postdoctoral researcher in genetic epidemiology
Serial Number  Degree University Year
1. Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India 2004-08
2. Master of Science in Analytical Genomics University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom 2009-10 
3. PhD in Statistical Genetics University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia  2011-15 

Dr. Aniket Mishra is a quantitative geneticist, who develops and applies methods to understand the genetic risk architecture of complex human diseases and associated endophenotypes. He did his PhD at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Center, Australia under supervision of Assoc. Prof. Stuart Macgregor, where he developed the widely used post-GWAS analytical approaches VEGAS2 and VEGAS2Pathway. He applied these methods to endophenotypes of the glaucoma identifying associated genes and pathways. After finishing his PhD he moved to the Netherlands for a postdoctoral training at the Neuroscience Campus, VU Amsterdam under supervision of Prof. Danielle Posthuma, where he worked to identify genes and associated pathways with frontotemporal dementia. From November 2016, Dr. Mishra is holding a postdoctoral position in Prof. Stephanie Debette’s laboratory at the University of Bordeaux, France, where he is using a number of novel strategies to disseminate the risk architecture of cerebral small vessel disease, Stroke and Dementia using cutting age Next Generation Sequencing and Brain Imaging data from the Three Cities and i-Share cohorts.

Dr. Mishra is involved in following consortia:

  1. The Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium
  2. Joint Program on Neurodegenerative Disease – BRAIN Imaging, Cognition, Dementia & Next Generation gEnomics: Transdisciplinary Approach (JPND-BRIDGET) Network
  3. International Fontotemporal Dementia Genomics Consortium (IFGC)
  4. International Glaucoma Genetics Consortium (IGGC)

Link for VEGAS2 and VEGAS2Pathway software:  

First authored publications as follows:

1. Gene-based association studies report novel genes in the etiology of clinical subtypes of frontotemporal dementia. Mishra A , Ferrari R-FTD International Genomics Consortium, Heutink P, Hardy J, Y Pijnenburg, D. Posthuma, Brain (in press, assigned to May 2017 issue)

2. A novel approach for pathway analysis of GWAS data highlights role of BMP signaling and muscle cell differentiation in colorectal cancer susceptibility. Mishra, A. , Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO), the Colorectal Cancer Family Registry (CCFR), & MacGregor, S. Twin Research and Human Genetics , 2017 Feb., 20 (1), 1-9.

3. New insights into genetics of primary open-angle glaucoma based on meta-analyses of intraocular pressure and optic disc characteristics. Springelkamp H, Iglesias AI, Mishra A , Höhn R, Wojciechowski R, et al. Human Molecular Genetics, 2017 Jan., ddw399.

4. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies novel loci associated with optic disc morphology. Springelkamp H, Mishra A , Höhn R, Hysi PG, Gharahkhani P, Khor CC, et al. Genetic Epidemiology , 2015 Jan., doi: 10.1002 / gepi.21886.

5. VEGAS2: software for more flexible gene-based testing. Mishra A and Macgregor S. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 2014 Dec., 18: 1-6.

6. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identified novel loci that influence cupping and the glaucomatous process. Springelkamp H, Höhn R, Mishra A , Hysi PG, Khor CC, Loomis SJ, et al. Nature Communications, 2014 Sep., 5: 4883. Doi: 10.1038 / ncomms5883.

7. Interrogation of the PDGFRA locus and corneal astigmatism in Australians of Northern European Ancestry: Results of a genome-wide association study. Yazar S, Mishra A , Ang W, Kearns LS, Mountain JA, Pennell C, Montgomery GW, Young TL, Hammond CJ, Macgregor S, Mackey DA, Hewitt AW. Molecular Vision, 2013 Jun; 19: 1238-46.

8. Genetic variants near PDGFRA are associated with corneal curvature in Australians. Mishra A, Yazar S, Hewitt AW, Mountain JA, Ang W, Pennell CE, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Hammond CJ, Young TL, Macgregor S, Mackey DA. Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science, 2012 Oct., 53 (11): 7131-6. Doi: 10.1167 / iovs.12-10489.


For all publications number of citations, H-index and i-10 index refer:

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