Mailing address
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
312 Eberhart Bldg, 321 McIver St
Greensboro, NC 27412
Phone: 336.256.0493 Voice | Fax: 336.334.5839 

"Our  lab is a part of Environmental Health Sciences Graduate Program at the UNCG Department of Biology. Our graduate students have opportunities to specialize in a wide ranges of topics from ecosystem health to transgenerational organismal health "


The Bhandari lab studies early development of the vertebrate gonads, using the medaka embryo as an in vivo genetic model system for understanding mechanisms of germ and somatic cell development. Understanding of basic mechanisms of gonad development is critical for understanding any abnormalities that initiate during early development and leads to reproductive failure at adulthood. Reproductive failure can have consequences at a population level.

The cells in the developing gonads are susceptible to environmental stress and consequences of exposure to these stressors are not limited to reproductive failure but a variety of diseases at the somatic and germ cell level in offspring across several generations. 


114 Eberhart Bldg
Phone: 336.256.1006   

405 Eberhart Bldg
PO Box: 27402-6170
Phone: 336.256.0493   

"Our lab conducts both field- and laboratory-based experiments and utilizes cell/tissue culture, fish, turtles, birds, and rodents as models"

- Ramji Bhandari 

"Our interest is to understand how environmental stressors affect health and how these effects are inherited by offspring across many generations"