Vedbar Khadka, Ph.D.

Vedbar Khadka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Bioinformatician

Office: MEB 411-14
(808) 692-1462


  • Ph.D. in Computational Science and Statistics
    South Dakota State University
    Brookings, SD
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering
    South Dakota State University
    Brookings, SD

Research Focus

Bioinformatics, systems biology, cancer, biostatistics, data mining.

Selected Publications

  • Taylor DW, Bobbili N, Khadka VS, Quakyi IA, Leke RG. Individuals living in a malaria-endemic area of Cameroon do not have an acquired antibody response to Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2. Malaria Journal. (2017);16(1):58.
  • Miyake M, Hori S, Morizawa Y, Toritsuka M, Ohnishi S, Shimada K, Furuya H, Khadka VS, Deng Y, Goto D, Tatsumi Y, Nakai Y, Inoue T, Anai S, Torimoto K, Aoki K, Tanaka N, Fujimoto K. Collagen type IV alpha 1 (COL4A1) and Collagen type XIII alpha 1(COL13A1) produced in cancer cells promote tumor budding at the invasion front in urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. Oncotarget. (2017);8(22):36099-36114.
  • Khadka VS, Wang L, Lim E, Chen JJ. Comparison of False Positive in Tools for Differential Gene Expression Calling in RNA-Seq Analysis. International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling. (2016);5(5):876-85.
  • Fong KS, Hufnagel RB, Khadka VS, Corley MJ, Maunakea AK, Fogelgren B, Ahmed ZM, Lozanoff S. A mutation in the tuft mouse disrupts TET1 activity and alters the expression of genes that are crucial for neural tube closure. Disease Models and Mechanisms. (2016);9(5):585-96.
  • Fennell AY, Schlauch KA, Gouthu S, Deluc LG, Khadka V, Sreekantan L, Grimplet J, Cramer GR, Mathiason KL. Short day transcriptomic programming during induction of dormancy in grapevine. Frontiers in plant science. (2015);6.