University of Bordeaux, France
Dr. Mishra is a quantitative geneticist who develops and applies methods to understand the genetic risk architecture of complex human diseases and associated endophenotypes. He carried out his Ph.D. at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Center and the University of Queensland, Australia under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Stuart Macgregor, where he developed the widely used post-GWAS analytical tools VEGAS2 and VEGAS2Pathway. He applied these methods to endophenotypes of glaucoma identifying associated genes and pathways.
After finishing his Ph.D., he moved to the Netherlands for postdoctoral fellowship at the Neuroscience Campus, VU Amsterdam, under the supervision of Prof. Danielle Posthuma, where he worked to identify genes and pathways associated with fronto-temporal dementia. In November 2016 he held a postdoctoral position in Prof. Stéphanie Debette’s team at the University of Bordeaux in France, where he used a number of novel strategies to disseminate the risk architecture of cerebral small vessel disease, stroke and dementia using brain imaging, whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, bisulphite sequencing and genome-wide genotype data from the 3C-Dijon and i-Share cohorts.