Rajeev K. Azad
University of North Texas
Biological Sciences
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Education

PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2002.
Major: Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Biological and Physical Systems
MPhil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1998.
Major: Mathematical Modeling of Nonlinear Biological and Physical Systems

Professional Positions

Uncategorized
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas. (2011 – Present).
Research Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University. (20102011).
Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh. (20072010).
Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh. (20042007).
Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology. (20022004).

Professional Memberships

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. (2016 – Present).

International Society for Computational Biology. (2006 – Present).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
BIOC 5950, Master's Thesis, 2 courses.
BIOC 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 1 course.
BIOL 4810, BioComputing, 2 courses.
BIOL 4900, Special Problems, 9 courses.
BIOL 4930, Special Problems, 2 courses.
BIOL 5005, TOPICS IN BIOLOGY, 6 courses.
BIOL 5810, BioComputing, 2 courses.
BIOL 5900, Special Problems, 3 courses.
BIOL 5910, Special Problems, 9 courses.
BIOL 5950, Master's Thesis, 3 courses.
BIOL 6810, Advanced Topics in Computational Life Science, 9 courses.
BIOL 6900, Special Problems, 6 courses.
BIOL 6910, Special Problems, 1 course.
BIOL 6940, Individual Research, 15 courses.
BIOL 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 10 courses.
CSCE 4810, BioComputing, 2 courses.
CSCE 5810, BioComputing, 2 courses.
CSCE 5933, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, 5 courses.
CSCE 6810, Advanced Topics in Computational Life Science, 9 courses.
MATH 1680, Elementary Probability and Statistics, 4 courses.
MATH 2900, Special Problems, 1 course.
MATH 4810, Biocomputing, 1 course.
MATH 4900, Special Problems, 4 courses.
MATH 4980, Experimental Course, 1 course.
MATH 5220, Numerical Analysis, 1 course.
MATH 5700, Selected Topics in Contemporary Mathematics, 6 courses.
MATH 5900, Special Problems, 11 courses.
MATH 5910, Special Problems, 2 courses.
MATH 6710, Topics in Applied Mathematics, 6 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Other, Biological Sciences. (2018 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2018 – Present).

Major Professor, Biological Sciences. (2018 – Present).

Major Professor, Biological Sciences. (2018 – Present).

Major Professor, Biological Sciences. (2018 – Present).

Other, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (2018 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2017 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2016 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2015 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2015 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair, Biological Sciences. (2015 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2015 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2015 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2014 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2014 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2014 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2014 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2013 – Present).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (2013 – Present).

Other, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20172018).

Other, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20172018).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20152018).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20142018).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20142018).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair,"Genomic island discovery through enrichment of statistical modeling with biological information," Biological Sciences. (20122018).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20162017).

Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair,"Investigating Human Gut Microbiome in Obesity with Machine Learning Methods," Biological Sciences. (20142017).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (20132017).

Dissertation Committee Co-Chair,"Developing a phylogeney based machine learning algorithm for metagenomics," Biological Sciences. (20112017).

Doctoral Advisory Committee Chair,"Markov Model of Segmentation and Clustering: Applications in Deciphering Genomes and Metagenomes," Biological Sciences. (20112017).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"Understanding influenza virus evolution and outbreak through phylogenetic approaches," Mathematics. (20142016).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Computer Science and Engineering. (20152015).

Master's Thesis Committee Member, Mathematics. (20142015).

Dissertation Committee Co-Chair,"Understanding Microbial Biodegradation of Environmental Contaminants," Biological Sciences. (20112015).

Other, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. (20122013).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"Detection of Copy Number Variations in Cancer Genomes via Entropic Dissection," Mathematics. (20112013).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Burks, D., Azad, R. K., Wen, J., Dickstein, R. (2018). The M. truncatula genome: genomic data availability. Medicago truncatula: Methods and Protocols. Springer.
Azad, R. K. (2008). Genes in prokaryotic genomes and their computational prediction. Computational Methods for Understanding Bacterial and Archaeal Genomes. Xu, Y. and Gogarten, J.P. (eds.) Series on Advances in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Vol. 7. Imperial College Press, London. ISBN-13: 978-1-86094-982-1, ISBN-10: 1-86094-982-7..
Azad, R. K. (2007). Segmentation of genomic DNA sequences. Advanced Computational Methods for Biocomputing and Bioimaging, Eds. Pham, T.D., Yan, H. and Crane, D.I., Nova Science Publishers, New York. ISBN: 1600212786..
Azad, R. K. (2004). Prokaryotic gene identification in silico. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, Part 4. Bioinformatics, Sec 4.2. Gene Finding and Gene Structure, Eds. Dunn, M.J., Jorde, L.B., Little, P.F.R. and Subramaniam, S. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., New York. ISBN: 0470849746.
Conference Proceeding
Azad, R. K. (2003). Analysis of DNA sequences through segmentation: Exploring the mosaic via statistical measures. Physica Scripta T106: 21-25. Physica Scripta T106: 21-25..
Journal Article
Zhuo, C., Rao, X., Azad, R. K., Pandey, R., Xiao, X., Harkelroad, A., Wang, X., Chen, F., Dixon, R. (2019). Enzymatic basis for C-lignin monomer biosynthesis in the seed coat of Cleome hassleriana.. The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
Sturtevant, D., Romsdahl, T. B., Yu, X., Burks, D. J., Azad, R. K., Shanklin, J., Chapman, K. (2019). Tissue-specific differences in metabolites and transcripts contribute to the heterogeneity of ricinoleic acid accumulation in Ricinus communis L. (castor) seeds. Metabolomics. 15(1), . https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85059652912
Sengupta, S., Nechushtai, R., Jennings, P. A., Onuchic, J. N., Padilla, P. A., Azad, R. K., Mittler, R. (2018). Phylogenetic analysis of the CDGSH iron-sulfur binding domain reveals its ancient origin. Scientific Reports. 8, .
Zandalinas, S. I., Sengupta, S., Burks, D., Azad, R. K., Mittler, R. (2018). Identification and characterization of a core set of ROS wave-associated transcripts involved in the systemic acquired acclimation response of Arabidopsis to excess light.. The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology.
Choudhury, F. K., Devireddy, A. R., Azad, R. K., Shulaev, V., Mittler, R. (2018). Local and Systemic Metabolic Responses during Light-Induced Rapid Systemic Signaling.. Plant Physiology. 178(4), 1461-1472.
Choudhury, F. K., Devireddy, A. R., Azad, R. K., Shulaev, V., Mittler, R. (2018). Rapid accumulation of glutathione during light stress in Arabidopsis.. Other.
Azad, R. K., Shulaev, V. (2018). Metabolomics technology and bioinformatics for precision medicine.. Other.
Jani, M., Sengupta, S., Hu, K., Azad, R. K. (2017). Deciphering pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance islands in methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> genomes.. Other. 7(12), pii: 170094.
Burks, D. J., Norris, S., Kauffman, K. M., Joy, A., Arevalo, P., Azad, R. K., Wildschutte, H. (2017). Environmental vibrios represent a source of antagonistic compounds that inhibit pathogenic Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains.. Other. 6(5), e504.
Karmi, O., Holt, S. H., Song, L., Tamir, S., Luo, Y., Bai, F., Adenwalla, A., Darash-Yahana, M., Sohn, Y. S., Jennings, P. A., Azad, R. K., Onuchic, J. N., Morcos, F., Nechushtai, R., Mittler, R. (2017). Interactions between mitoNEET and NAF-1 in cells.. PLOS One. 12(4), e0175796.
Inupakutika, M. A., Sengupta, S., Nechushtai, R., Jennings, P. A., Onuchic, J. N., Azad, R. K., Padilla, P. A., Mittler, R. (2017). Phylogenetic analysis of eukaryotic NEET proteins uncovers a link between a key gene duplication event and the evolution of vertebrates.. Scientific Reports. 7, 42571.
Pandey, R. S., Saxena, G., Bhattacharya, D., Qiu, H., Azad, R. K. (2017). Using complementary approaches to identify trans-domain nuclear gene transfers in the extremophile Galdieria sulphuraria (Rhodophyta).. Other. 53(1), 7-11.
Burks, D. J., Azad, R. K. (2016). Identification and Network-Enabled Characterization of Auxin Response Factor Genes in <i>Medicago truncatula</i>.. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7, 1857.
Inupakutika, M. A., Sengupta, S., Devireddy, A. R., Azad, R. K., Mittler, R. (2016). The evolution of reactive oxygen species metabolism.. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67(21), 5933-5943.
Ladage, M. L., King, S. D., Burks, D. J., Quan, D. L., Garcia, A. M., Azad, R. K., Padilla, P. A. (2016). Glucose or Altered Ceramide Biosynthesis Mediate Oxygen Deprivation Sensitivity Through Novel Pathways Revealed by Transcriptome Analysis in Caenorhabditis elegans.. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 6(10), 3149-3160.
Jani, M., Mathee, K., Azad, R. K. (2016). Identification of Novel Genomic Islands in Liverpool Epidemic Strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using Segmentation and Clustering.. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7, 1210.
Pandey, R. S., Azad, R. K. (2016). Deciphering evolutionary strata on plant sex chromosomes and fungal mating-type chromosomes through compositional segmentation.. Plant Molecular Biology. 90(4-5), 359-73.
Veerappan, V., Jani, M., Kadel, K., Troiani, T., Gale, R., Mayes, T., Shulaev, E., Wen, J., Mysore, K. S., Azad, R. K., Dickstein, R. (2016). Rapid identification of causative insertions underlying Medicago truncatula Tnt1 mutants defective in symbiotic nitrogen fixation from a forward genetic screen by whole genome sequencing.. BMC Genomics. 17, 141.
Suzuki, N., Bassil, E., Hamilton, J. S., Inupakutika, M. A., Zandalinas, S. I., Tripathy, D., Luo, Y., Dion, E., Fukui, G., Kumazaki, A., Nakano, R., Rivero, R. M., Verbeck, G. F., Azad, R. K., Blumwald, E., Mittler, R. (2016). ABA Is Required for Plant Acclimation to a Combination of Salt and Heat Stress.. PLOS One. 11(1), e0147625.
Holt, S. H., Darash-Yahana, M., Sohn, Y. S., Song, L., Karmi, O., Tamir, S., Michaeli, D., Luo, Y., Paddock, M. L., Jennings, P. A., Onuchic, J. N., Azad, R. K., Pikarsky, E., Cabantchik, I. Z., Nechushtai, R., Mittler, R. (2016). Activation of apoptosis in NAF-1-deficient human epithelial breast cancer cells.. Journal of Cell Science. 129(1), 155-65.
Suzuki, N., Devireddy, A. R., Inupakutika, M. A., Baxter, A., Miller, G., Song, L., Shulaev, E., Azad, R. K., Shulaev, V., Mittler, R. (2015). Ultra-fast alterations in mRNA levels uncover multiple players in light stress acclimation in plants.. The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology. 84(4), 760-72.
Mittal, R., Lisi, C. V., Gerring, R., Mittal, J., Mathee, K., Narasimhan, G., Azad, R. K., Yao, Q., Grati, M., Yan, D., Eshraghi, A. A., Angeli, S. I., Telischi, F. F., Liu, X. Z. (2015). Current concepts in the pathogenesis and treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media.. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 64(10), 1103-16.
Garcia, A. M., Ladage, M. L., Dumesnil, D. R., Zaman, K., Shulaev, V., Azad, R. K., Padilla, P. A. (2015). Glucose induces sensitivity to oxygen deprivation and modulates insulin/IGF-1 signaling and lipid biosynthesis in Caenorhabditis elegans.. Genetics. 200(1), 167-84.
, M. A., Azad, R. K. (2014). Generalization of entropy based divergence measures for symbolic sequence analysis.. PLOS One. 9(4), e93532.
Azad, R. K., Li, J. (2013). Interpreting genomic data via entropic dissection.. Other. 41(1), e23.
Azad, R. K. (2012). Interpreting genomic data via entropic dissection. Nucleic Acids Research 2012; Advance Access published October 3, 2012; doi:10.1093/nar/gks917. Related Links: http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/1/e23.long.
Azad, R. K., Lawrence, J. G. (2012). Detecting laterally transferred genes.. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 855, 281-308.
Azad, R. K., Lawrence, J. G. (2012). Detecting laterally transferred genes.. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 855, 281-308.
Azad, R. K. (2011). Towards more robust methods of alien gene detection. Azad RK, Lawrence JG. Nucleic Acids Res . 2011 May;39(9):e56. Epub 2011 Feb 4. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21297116.
Azad, R. K., Lawrence, J. G. (2011). Towards more robust methods of alien gene detection.. Other. 39(9), e56.
Azad, R. K. (2009). Detection of genomic islands via segmental genome heterogeneity. Arvey AJ, Azad RK, Raval A, Lawrence JG. Nucleic Acids Res . 2009 Sep;37(16):5255-66. Epub 2009 Jul 9. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19589805.
Arvey, A. J., Azad, R. K., Raval, A., Lawrence, J. G. (2009). Detection of genomic islands via segmental genome heterogeneity.. Other. 37(16), 5255-66.
Azad, R. K. (2007). Detecting laterally transferred genes: use of entropic clustering methods and genome position. Azad RK, Lawrence JG. Nucleic Acids Res . 2007;35(14):4629-39. Epub 2007 Jun 25. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17591616.
Azad, R. K. (2007). Markov models of genome segmentation. Thakur V, Azad RK, Ramaswamy R. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys . 2007 Jan;75(1 Pt 1):011915. Epub 2007 Jan 17. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17358192.
Azad, R. K., Lawrence, J. G. (2007). Detecting laterally transferred genes: use of entropic clustering methods and genome position.. Other. 35(14), 4629-39.
Thakur, V., Azad, R. K., Ramaswamy, R. (2007). Markov models of genome segmentation.. Other. 75(1 Pt 1), 011915.
Azad, R. K. (2006). The evolutionary origin of Xanthomonadales genomes and the nature of the horizontal gene transfer process. Comas I, Moya A, Azad RK, Lawrence JG, Gonzalez-Candelas F. Mol Biol Evol . 2006 Nov;23(11):2049-57. Epub 2006 Aug 1. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16882701.
Comas, I., Moya, A., Azad, R. K., Lawrence, J. G., Gonzalez-Candelas, F. (2006). The evolutionary origin of Xanthomonadales genomes and the nature of the horizontal gene transfer process.. Other. 23(11), 2049-57.
Azad, R. K. (2005). Use of artificial genomes in assessing methods for atypical gene detection. Azad RK, Lawrence JG. PLoS Comput Biol . 2005 Nov;1(6):e56. Epub 2005 Nov 11. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16292353.
Azad, R. K., Lawrence, J. G. (2005). Use of artificial genomes in assessing methods for atypical gene detection.. PLOS Computational Biology. 1(6), e56.
Azad, R. K. (2004). Effects of choice of DNA sequence model structure on gene identification accuracy. Azad RK, Borodovsky M. Bioinformatics . 2004 May 1;20(7):993-1005. Epub 2004 Jan 29. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14751980.
Azad, R. K. (2004). Probabilistic methods of identifying genes in prokaryotic genomes: connections to the HMM theory. Azad RK, Borodovsky M. Brief Bioinform . 2004 Jun;5(2):118-30. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15260893.
Azad, R. K. (2004). Symbol sequence analysis of climatic time signals. Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications 5: 487-500. Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications 5: 487-500..
Azad, R. K., Borodovsky, M. (2004). Probabilistic methods of identifying genes in prokaryotic genomes: connections to the HMM theory.. Other. 5(2), 118-30.
Azad, R. K., Borodovsky, M. (2004). Effects of choice of DNA sequence model structure on gene identification accuracy.. Other. 20(7), 993-1005.
Azad, R. K. (2002). Information-entropic analysis of chaotic time series: Determination of time-delays and dynamical coupling. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 14: 633-641. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 14: 633-641..
Azad, R. K. (2002). Segmentation of genomic DNA through entropic divergence: power laws and scaling. Azad RK, Bernaola-Galván P, Ramaswamy R, Rao JS. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys . 2002 May;65(5 Pt 1):051909. Epub 2002 May 8. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12059595.
Azad, R. K. (2002). Simplifying the mosaic description of DNA sequences. Azad RK, Rao JS, Li W, Ramaswamy R. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys . 2002 Sep;66(3 Pt 1):031913. Epub 2002 Sep 25. Related Links: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12366158.
Azad, R. K., Rao, J. S., Li, W., Ramaswamy, R. (2002). Simplifying the mosaic description of DNA sequences.. Other. 66(3 Pt 1), 031913.
Azad, R. K., Bernaola-Galván, P., Ramaswamy, R., Rao, J. S. (2002). Segmentation of genomic DNA through entropic divergence: power laws and scaling.. Other. 65(5 Pt 1), 051909.
Letter
Pandey, R. S., Wilson Sayres, M. A., Azad, R. K. (2013). Detecting evolutionary strata on the human x chromosome in the absence of gametologous y-linked sequences.. Other. 5(10), 1863-71.
Review
Jani, M., Azad, R. K., (2013). Information entropy based methods for genome comparison. Other. 3(2), . NY, USA: ACM New York.

Presentations Given

Azad, R. K. (Presenter), BioDiscovery Institute External Advisory Board Meeting, CAFE: Compositional Anomaly and Feature Enrichment Assessment for Delineation of Genomic Islands, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Gore, S. (Presenter), BioDiscovery Institute Seminar Series, Fast, accurate tissue-of-origin detection for multiple cancer types by way of neural networks, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Gore, S. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Author), 15th Annual BGSA Departmental Research Day, Fast, accurate tissue-of-origin detection for multiple cancer types through neural networks, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Azad, R. K. (Presenter), Annual BioDiscovery Institute Retreat, Plant Bioinformatics @ Azad Lab, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Anand, S. (Author & Presenter), More, A. (Author & Presenter), Sharma, A. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Other), 2017 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, Identification and characterization of novel genes linked to inflammation-driven lung tumorigenesis in M. musculus via a tested, lightweight RNA sequencing aligner, Siemens Foundation, United States of America. (20172017).

Jani, M. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Author), Fall 2017 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, CAFE: Compositional Anomaly and Feature Enrichment Assessment for Delineation of Genomic Islands, American Society for Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States of America. (20172017).

Sengupta, S. (Author & Presenter), Jani, M. (Author), Hu, K. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Fall 2017 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Deciphering pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance islands in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus genomes, American Society for Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States of America. (20172017).

Burks, D. (Author & Presenter), Pandey, R. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Fall 2017 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Towards more robust metagenome profiling, American Society for Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States of America. (20172017).

Azad, R. K. (Author & Presenter), Pandey, R. (Author), Burks, D. (Author), Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Biology, AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting, Towards more robust metagenome profiling, American Mathematical Society, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America. (20172017).

Azad, R. K. (Author & Presenter), Pandey, R. (Author), Burks, D. (Author), 2017 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, Towards more robust metagenome profiling, International Society for Computational Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America. (20172017).

Jani, M. (Author & Presenter), Sengupta, S. (Author & Presenter), Hu, K. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Fall 2016 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Deciphering pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance islands in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus genomes through gene clustering, American Society for Microbiology, The University of Texas at Dallas, TX, United States of America. (20162016).

Pandey, R. (Author & Presenter), Burks, D. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Fall 2016 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Towards more robust metagenome profiling, American Society for Microbiology, The University of Texas at Dallas, TX, United States of America. (20162016).

Azad, R. K. (Author & Presenter), Pandey, R. (Author), Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2016), Deciphering evolutionary strata on plant sex chromosomes and fungal mating-type chromosomes through compositional segmentation, International Society for Computational Biology, Orlando, Florida, United States of America. (20162016).

Jani, M. (Author & Presenter), Mathee, K. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2016), Identification of novel genomic islands in Liverpool epidemic strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using segmentation and clustering, International Society for Computational Biology, Orlando, Florida, United States of America. (20162016).

Pandey, R. (Author & Presenter), Burks, D. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2016), Towards more robust metagenome profiling, International Society for Computational Biology, Orlando, Florida, United States of America. (20162016).

Azad, R. K. (Author & Presenter), Pandey, R. (Author), Saxena, G. (Author), Qiu, H. (Author), Bhattacharya, D. (Author), Symposium: “Understudied, Undervalued, But Amazingly Interesting: Microbial Eukaryotic Genomic Evolution” at the SMBE 2016 - the annual meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (in conjunction with the Genetics Society of Australia (GSA), Fragmented evolution of an extremophilic red alga: Massive influx of prokaryotic DNAs revealed by the segmental landscape of the Galdieria sulphuraria genome, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Australia. (20162016).

Azad, R. K. (Author & Presenter), Jani, M. (Author), Mathee, K. (Author), "Infectious disease” research session at the Great Lakes Bioinformatics and the Canadian Computational Biology Conference 2016 (GLBIO/CCBC 2016), Identification of novel genomic islands in Liverpool epidemic strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using segmentation and clustering, International Society for Computational Biology;, University of Toronto, Canada, Canada. (20162016).

Azad, R. K. (Presenter), Mining genomes through segmentation, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States of America. (20162016).

Pandey, R. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Author), Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, Deciphering evolutionary strata on plant and algal sex chromosomes and fungal mating-type chromosomes through compositional segmentation, American Society of Plant Biologists, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20162016).

Burks, D. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Author), Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, Identification of auxin response factors and generation of a co-expression network in Medicago truncatula, American Society of Plant Biologists, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20162016).

Sengupta, S. (Author & Presenter), Wang, X. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, Phylogenetic analysis of the UDP-glycosyltransferase gene family of Medicago truncatula, American Society of Plant Biologists, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20162016).

Jani, M. (Author & Presenter), Veerappan, V. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Dickstein, R. (Author), Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting, Rapid identification of causative insertions underlying Medicago truncatula Tnt1 mutants defective in symbiotic nitrogen fixation from a forward genetic screen by whole genome sequencing, American Society of Plant Biologists, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (20162016).

Pandey, R. (Author & Presenter), Burks, D. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Author), Fall 2015 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Towards more robust metagenome profiling, American Society for Microbiology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, United States of America. (20152015).

Jani, M. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Author), Mathee, K. (Author), Fall 2015 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Whole-genome assembly of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate, American Society for Microbiology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, United States of America. (20152015).

Azad, R. K. (Presenter), Fall 2015 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology Meeting, Bioinformatics in microbiology, Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, United States of America. (20152015).

Saxena, G. (Author & Presenter), Pandey, R. (Author), Brumbley, S. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Algal Biomass Summit, Impact of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of Galdieria sulphuraria 074W, Algae Biomass Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America. (20152015).

Azad, R. K. (Presenter), Departmental Seminar, Unraveling bacterial virulence and antibiotic resistance through genome analysis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, United States of America. (20152015).

Azad, R. K. (Presenter), 2015 Texas Branch Spring Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Phylogeny independent methods for quantifying horizontal gene flow, Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, New Braunfels, TX, United States of America. (20152015).

Saxena, G. (Author & Presenter), Pandey, R. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Author), Spring 2015 Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Impact of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of Galdieria sulphuraria 074W, American Society for Microbiology, New Braunfels, TX, United States of America. (20152015).

Pandey, R. (Author & Presenter), Saxena, G. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Spring 2015 Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Impact of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of Galdieria sulphuraria 074W., American Society for Microbiology, New Braunfels, TX, United States of America. (20152015).

Jani, M. (Author & Presenter), Azad, R. K. (Author), Spring 2015 Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, The evolution of antibiotic resistance and virulence in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, American Society for Microbiology, New Braunfels, TX, United States of America. (20152015).

Garcia, A. M. (Author & Presenter), Ladage, M. L. (Author), McFarlin, B. K. (Author), Azad, R. K. (Author), Padilla, P. A. (Author), Texas Chapter of ACSM, C.elegans as a diabetes & ischemia model: identification of genetic and cellular changes that modulate the survival of hyperglycemia and oxygen-deprivation, United States of America. (2015).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Genes, Genomes & Chimeras: Deciphering the mosaics through entropic measures. (20122012).

Azad, R. K. (Other), In search of islands in genomic ocean. (20122012).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Inferring lateral gene transfer using complementary bioinformatics approaches. (20122012).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Bioinformatics: Genes, Genomes and Beyond. (20112011).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Quantifying horizontal gene flow among prokaryotes. (20112011).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Construction and use of artificial genomes. (20102010).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Deconstructing chimeric genomes via probabilistic measures. (20102010).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Information theoretic measures for inferring bacterial gene transfer. (20102010).

Azad, R. K. (Other), A generalized information-theoretic framework for genomic island detection. (20092009).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Horizontal gene transfer: Deciphering the mosaics using entropic measures. (20092009).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Horizontal gene transfer: Identifying donor clades using entropic clustering methods. (20092009).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Identifying genomic islands by deciphering segmental structure in bacterial genomes. (20092009).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Information-entropic segmental approaches to identifying genomic islands. (20092009).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Inferring lateral gene transfer: Use of probabilistic models. (20072007).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Probabilistic approaches to assessing the horizontal gene flow among prokaryotes. (20062006).

Azad, R. K. (Other), A chimeric artificial genome platform for assessing the parametric methods of horizontal gene transfer detection. (20052005).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Construction and use of artificial genomes for assessing methods for lateral gene transfer detection. (20052005).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Generating chimeric genomes: A new perspective in evolutionary studies. (20042004).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Markov models and gene identification. (20042004).

Azad, R. K. (Other), Can interpolation techniques of model training improve accuracy of gene identification?. (20032003).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Azad, R. K., "MBI Early Career Award: Spring 2016- Dynamics of biologically inspired networks," Sponsored by Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University (Through NSF), Federal, $20000 Funded. (January 01, 2016May 31, 2016).
Fellowship
Azad, R. K., "Deciphering evolutionary strata and inactivation domains on sex chromosomes," Sponsored by University of North Texas (Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship), University of North Texas, $2500 Funded. (June 01, 2013August 31, 2013).
Grant - Research
Jagadeeswaran, P. (Principal), Azad, R. K. (Co-Principal), "Zebrafish Thrombopoiesis," Sponsored by NIH, Federal, $418980 Funded. (July 2018June 2021).
Mittler, R. (Principal), Azad, R. K. (Co-Principal), "NSF/MCB-BSF: Integrating ROS, redox and cell metabolism across plant and animal cells," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $854627 Funded. (August 01, 2016July 31, 2020).
Dixon, R. (Principal), Azad, R. K., Chen, F., Boyd, R. M., D'Souza, N. A., "Biosynthesis, regulation and engineering of C-lignin," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $833722 Funded. (August 01, 2015July 31, 2019).
Mittler, R. (Principal), Azad, R. K. (Co-Principal), Shulaev, V. (Co-Principal), "Ultrafast omics reveals key players in the response of plants to abiotic stress," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $720000 Funded. (May 01, 2014April 30, 2019).
Padilla, P. A. (Principal), Azad, R. K. (Principal), "Molecular consequences of glucose diet and altered ceramide species impacting oxygen deprivation responses," Sponsored by National Institutes of Health, Federal, $445343 Funded. (April 01, 2016March 31, 2019).
Uncategorized
Azad, R. K. (Principal), "Unraveling Microbial Communities using Novel Bioinformatics approaches: Taxonomic Profiling and Gene Discovery," Sponsored by Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, University of North Texas, $5000. (20122012).
Azad, R. K. (Principal), "Detection of structural variants in tumor genomes," Sponsored by Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, University of North Texas, $5000. (20112011).
Azad, R. K. (Other), "Multi-point and multi-locus analysis of genomic association data," Sponsored by National Institutes of Health, R01 LM008991 J. Li (PI). (20102011).
Azad, R. K. (Other), "Inferring the Roadmap of Bacterial Gene Transfer," Sponsored by National Institutes of Health, R01 GM078092 J. Lawrence (PI). (20062010).

Awards and Honors

Early Career Award, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Columbus, OH. (20152015).

Service

University Service

Member, Applied Math Qualifying Exam Committee. (2018 – Present).

Member, Biological Sciences Personnel Affairs Committee. (2018 – Present).

Chairperson, Biostatistics Faculty Search Committee. (2017 – Present).

Member, BioDiscovery Institute Faculty Search Committee. (2016 – Present).

Member, College of Arts and Sciences Computing Committee. (2014 – Present).

Member, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Curriculum Committee. (2012 – Present).

Chairperson, Applied Math Qualifying Exam Committee. (20172018).

Member, Computational Life Sciences Faculty Search Committee. (20162017).

Member, Applied Math Qualifying Exam Committee. (20162016).

Member, Visioning Task Force, Computational Science Institute. (20152016).

Member, Promotion and Tenure Revision Committee. (20152015).

Member, Applied Math Qualifying Exam Committee. (20142015).

Member, Applied Math qualifier exam committee. (20112013).

Other, Strategic Planning Committee, Math department. (20112012).

Other, Computational Life Sciences Search Committee. (20112011).

Professional Service

Reviewer, Journal Article, G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics, Genetics Society of America, Pittsburgh. (2018 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Germs, European Academy of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases, Bucharest, Romania. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Elsevier Science BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (2016 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Medical Microbiology, Microbiology Society, London, UK. (2016 – Present).

Member, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. (2016 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. (2015 – Present).

Member, International Society for Computational Biology. (2006 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press, Oxford. (2003 – Present).

Member, National Institutes of Health’s Genetic Variation and Evolution Study Section, Bethesda, Maryland. (2018).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. (2017).

Other, Special Session on Mathematical and Computational Biology in the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fall Central Sectional Meeting at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, September 9-10, 2017. (20172017).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, Czech Science Foundation (Department of Agricultural and Biological/Environmental Sciences). (20162016).

Session Chair, Session on Microbial Evolution and Bioinformatics, Fall 2015 Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology meeting, Oct 29-31, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. (20152015).