A photo of Anil Jegga.

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Biography & Affiliation


Anil Jegga, DVM, MRes, is a biological and medically-oriented computational biologist. The mission of the Jegga Lab is to design, develop and apply novel and robust computational approaches that will accelerate the diffusion of genomics into biomedical research and education and convert the genomics data deluge into systematized knowledge to help us understand the molecular basis of disease. The lab continues with their focus on integration and mining of multiple sources of genomic, genetic and biomedical data to derive models for pathways and processes underlying development, disease and drug response. Independently and collaboratively, they have previously developed and published tools that allow biologists with minimal computational experience to integrate diverse data types and synthesize hypotheses about gene and pathway function in human and mouse. These tools are designed to answer several straightforward questions that biologists frequently encounter while trying to apply systems-level analyses to specific biological problems. His team is currently focusing on developing and implementing systems biology-based novel computational approaches to identify drug candidates for rare lung disorders. They are also working to integrate and mine genomic and compound screening-based big data to identify drug repositioning and novel drug candidates.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biomedical Informatics


Master of Research: University of York, England, UK.

Master of Veterinary Science: College of Veterinary Science, Hyderabad, India.

Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry: College of Veterinary Science, Hyderabad, India.


Sarangdhar M, Tabar S, Schmidt C, Kushwaha A, Shah K, Dahlquist JE, Jegga AG, Aronow BJ. Data mining differential clinical outcomes associated with drug regimens using adverse event reporting data. Nature Biotechnology. 2016;34(7):697-700.

Zhang M, Zhu C, Jacomy A, Lu LJ, Jegga AG. The orphan disease networks. Am J Hum Genet. 2011;88(6):755-766.

Sardana D, Zhu C, Zhang M, Gudivada RC, Yang L, Jegga AG. Drug repositioning for orphan diseases. Brief Bioinform. 2011;12(4):346-356.

Chen J, Bardes EE, Aronow BJ, Jegga AG. ToppGene Suite for gene list enrichment analysis and candidate gene prioritization. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009;37(Web Server issue):W305-311.

Jegga AG, Inga A, Menendez D, Aronow BJ, Resnick MA. Functional evolution of the p53 regulatory network through its target response elements. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2008;105(3):944-949.