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Book Chapter

  1. Skinner, M.K., Nilsson, E.E., and Bhandari, R.K. (2010). Cell-Cell Signaling in the Testis and Ovary. In: Handbook of Cell Signaling Third Edition (Ralph A Bradshaw and Edward Dennis, Eds.) Academic Press/Elsevier Science Publishing. pp. 2663-2678.

Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Bhandari, R.K. (2016). Medaka as a model for studying environmentally induced transgenerational inheritance phenotypes.Environmental Epigenetics 2:1-9. (Invited perspective)
  2. Bhandari R.K., vom Saal, F.S., Tillitt, D. E.  (2015). Transgenerational effects from early developmental exposures to bisphenol A or 17α-ethinylestradiol in medaka, Oryzias latipes. Scientific Reports, 5 : 9303.
  3. Skinner, M.K., Bhandari, R.K., Haque, M.M., Nilsson, E.E. (2015). Environmentally induced epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of altered SRY genomic binding during gonadal sex determination. Environmental Epigenetics 1: 1-10.  doi: 10.1093/eep/evv004
  4. Bhandari RK, Deem SL, Holliday DK, Jandegian CM, Kassotis CD, Nagel SC, Tillitt DE, Vom Saal FS, Rosenfeld CS (2015). Effects of the environmental estrogenic contaminants bisphenol A and 17α-ethinylestradiol on sexual development and adult behaviors in aquatic wildlife species. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 214:195-219.
  5. Skinner MK, Guerrero-Bosagna C, Haque M, Nilsson E, Bhandari RK, McCarrey JR (2013) Environmentally induced transgenerational epigenetic reprogramming of primordial germ cells and the subsequent germ line. PLoS One. 8(7):e66318.
  6. Paul-Prasanth B*, Bhandari RK*, Kobayashi T, Horiguchi R, Kobayashi Y, Nakamoto M, Shibata Y, Sakai F, Nakamura M, Nagahama Y. (2013). Estrogen oversees the maintenance of the female genetic program in terminally differentiated gonochorists. Sci Rep. 2013 Oct 7; 3:2862. (*Equally contributing first authors)
  7. Bhandari, R.K., Schinke, E.N., Haque, MM, and Skinner, M.K. (2012). SRY-induced TCF21 genome-wide targets and cascade of bHLH factors during Sertoli cell differentiation and male sex determination in the rat. Biology of Reproduction, 87: 131-136.
  8. Bhandari, R.K., Haque, M.M., and Skinner, M.K. (2012). Genome-wide analysis of downstream targets of male sex determining factors, SRY and SOX9 in the rat testis. PLoS One, 7(9): e43380.
  9. Bhandari, R.K., Clement, T., Sadler-Riggleman, I., and Skinner, M.K. (2011). Basic helix-loop- helix transcription factor Tcf21 is a downstream target of male sex determining gene Sry. PLoS One, 6(5): e19935. pp1-11.
  10. Clement, T*., Bhandari, R.K.*, Riggleman, I., and Skinner, M.K. (2011). Sry directly regulates Neurotrophin-3 promoter during male sex determination and testis development. Biology of Reproduction. 85: 277-284. (*Equally contributing first authors).
  11. Bhandari, R.K., Alam, M.A., Soyano K., and Nakamura, M., (2006). Induction of female-to-male sex change in the honeycomb grouper (Epinephelus merra) by 11-ketotestosterone treatments. Zoological Science 23: 65-69.
  12. Bhandari, R.K., Nakamura, M., Kobayashi, T., and Nagahama, Y. (2006). Suppression of steroidogenic  enzyme  expression  during  androgen-induced  sex  reversal  in  Nile  tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). General and Comparative Endocrinology 145: 20-24.
  13. Bhandari, R.K., Alam, M.A., Higa, M. Soyano, K., Nakamura, M. (2005). Evidence that the estradiol-17β regulates the sex change of honeycomb grouper Epinephelus  merra), a protogynous hermaphrodite fish. Journal of Experimental Zoology 330A: 497-503.
  14. Bhandari, R.K., Komuro, H., Higa, M.,and Nakamura, M. (2004). Sex inversion of sexually immature honeycomb grouper (Epinephelus  merra)  by  aromatase  inhibitor.  Zoological Science 21 (3): 305-310.
  15. Bhandari, R.K., Higa, M., Nakamura, S. and Nakamura, M.  (2004). Aromatase inhibitor induces complete sex change in a protogynous honeycomb grouper, Epinephelus merra. Molecular Reproduction and development, 67(3): 303-307.
  16. Bhandari, R.K. Komuro, H., Nakamura, S., Higa, M., and Nakamura (2003).  Gonadal restructuring and   correlative steroid hormone profiles during natural sex change in protogynous honeycomb grouper, Epinephelus merra. Zoological Science 20: 1399-1404.
  17. Bhandari, R.K., Higa, M., Komuro, H., Nakamura, S. and Nakamura, M. (2003). Treatments with  an  aromatase  inhibitor  induces  complete  sex  change  in  protogynous  honeycomb grouper (Epinephelus merra). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 28: 141-142.
  18. Bhandari, R.K., Taniyama, S., Kitahashi, T., Ando, H., Yamauchi, K., Zohar, Y., Ueda, H., and Urano, A. (2003). Seasonal changes of responses to gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog in expression of growth hormone/prolactin/somatolactin genes in the pituitary of masu salmon. General and Comparative Endocrinology 130: 55-63.
  19. Bhandari, R.K., Ushikoshi, I., Fukuoka, H., Koide, N., Yamauchi, K., and Ueda, H. (2002). Effects of Rhizopus extract administration on somatic growth and sexual maturation in lacustrine sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka. Fisheries Science. 68 (4): 776-782.

Peer-reviewed publications by students (*) or through research collaboration (**)

  1. **Jandegian, C.M., Deem, S.L, Bhandari, R.K., Holliday, C.M., Nicks, D., Rosenfeld, C.S., vom Saal, F.S., Tillitt, D.E., Vélez-Rivera, V, Selcer, K.W, Yang, Y, and Holliday, D.K. (2015). Developmental exposure to bisphenol A disrupts sexual differentiation in painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 216:77-85.
  2. *Miura, S., Bhandari, R.K., Kobayashi, Y. and Nakamura, M. (2013). Estrogen favors differentiation of ovary in the ambisexual gonads of Anemone fish. J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol. 319(10):560-568. (Ph.D. Student)
  3. *Pandit, N.P., Bhandari, R.K., Kobayashi, Y., Nakamura, M. (2015). High temperature-induced Sterility in the Female Nile Tilapia,Oreochromis niloticus. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 213:110-117. (Masters Student)
  4. **Westring, C.G., Ando, H., Kitahashi,  T., Bhandari, R.K., Ueda, H., Urano, A., Dores, R.M.,  Sher, A.A. and Danielson, P.B. (2008). Seasonal changes in CRF-I and urotensin I transcript levels  in masu salmon:  Correlation with cortisol secretion during spawning. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 155: 126-140.
  5. *Kojima, Y.  Bhandari, R.K.,  Kobayashi, Y.  and Nakamura M. (2008).  A male-to-female sex reversal of the primary male wrasse with estrogen treatments. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 156:628-632. (Undergraduate student)
  6. *Komatsu, T. Bhandari, R.K., Nakamura,M.(2006).           Acceleration            of precocious spermatoenesis in under-yearling Golden Rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus, Bloch) by GnRHa treatments. Aquaculture 257: 558-565. (Ph.D. Student)
  7. *Alam, M.A., Bhandari, R.K., Kobayashi, Y., Soyano K., and Nakamura, M., (2006). Induction of sex change within two full moons during breeding season and spawning in grouper. Aquaculture 255: 532-535. (Ph.D. Student)
  8. *Alam, M.A., Bhandari, R.K., Kobayashi, Y., Soyano, K., and Nakamura, M. (2006). Changes in androgen-producing cell size and circulating 11-ketotestosterone levels during female-to- male sex change in Honeycomb grouper (Epinephelus merra). Molecular Reproduction and Development. 73(2):206-14. (Ph.D. Student)
  9. **Jodo, A.., Kitahashi, T., Taniyama, S., Bhandari, R.K., Ueda, H., Urano, A. and Ando, H. (2005). Seasonal variations in expression of five subtypes of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor genes in the brain of masu salmon from immaturity to spawning. Zoological Science 22: 1331-1338.
  10. **Luo, Q., Ban, M., Ando, H., Kitahashi, T., Bhandari, R.K., McCormick, S.D. and Urano, A. (2005). Distinct effects of 4-nonylphenol and estradiol-17β on expression of estrogen receptor a gene in smolting sockeye salmon. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 140c: 123-130.
  11. *Alam, M.A., Komuro, H., Bhandari, R.K., Nakamura, S., Soyano, K., and Nakamura, M. (2005).  Immunohistochemical evidence identifying the site of androgen production in the ovary of the protogynous grouper Epinephelus merra. Cell and Tissue Research 320: 323-329. (Masters Student)
  12. *Miura, S., Komatsu, T., Higa, M., Bhandari, R.K., Nakamura, S. and Nakamura, M. (2003). Gonadal sex differentiation in protandrous anemone fish, Amphiprion clarkii.  Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 28: 165-166. (Undergraduate Student)
  13. **Nakamura M.  Alam, M.A., Kobayashi, Y. and Bhandari, R.K.   (2007). Roles of sex hormones in sex change of grouper,Epinephelus merra. Journal of Marine Science and Technology-Taiwan, Special issue 15: 23-27.
  14. **Nakamura M., Kobayashi, Y., Miura, S. Alam, M.A., and Bhandari R.K. (2006). Sex change in coral reef fish. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 31: 117-122.

Publication as an undergraduate student

  1. Nahar, Z., Shah, A.K.M.A., Bhandari, R.K., Ali, M.H., Dewan, S. (2000). Effects of different feeds on growth, survival, and production of African catfish,(Clarias gariepinus, Burchell) Bangladesh J. Fish. Res 4: 121-126.
  2. Saha, D.K., Shah, A.K.M.A., Islam, M.S., Bhandari, R.K., and Rahman, M.S.(1999). Effects of fertilization on production of Indian major carps. Bangladesh J. Fish. 22: 33-38.