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Vijay Tonk

Vijay Tonk, PhD

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Chief
  • Director
  • Professor
Office Phone: 806-743-4243
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9406
Lubbock TX 79430-9406


I was born in the village of Bayanpur, Sonepat, Haryana in India. I have been married since June 30, 1986.

Research Interests

1) Chromosome Polymorphism and Heteromorphism.
2) Cancer Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics with Prognostic Correlations in Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Solid Tumors Using Molecular Techniques:
- Florescent in situ Hybridization (FISH)
- Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH)
- Spectra Karyotyping (SKY)
- Oligomicroarray
- CGH Microarray
3) Clinicacl Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics in Prenatal and Postnatal Chromosome Abnormalities.
- Characterization of different chromosome abnormalities with prognostic correlations (including interstitial deletion of 4q, duplication of 1p,2p, 5p, 7p, 8p, 9p, 10q proximal deletion of 15q, iso 15q,1p duplication, 2q rearrangement and centromere studies in Robert's Syndrome).

Selected Publications:

  • Wyandt, Herman & Wilson, Golder & Tonk, Vijay Human Chromosome Variation: Heteromorphism and Polymorphism Springer, 3rd Edition.
  • Levi, S & Alrabadi, L & Singh, P & Flores, A & Tonk, Vijay (2015) A novel mutation in the L1CAM gene; a tale of two brothers. Annals Pedi Child Health, 3, 4, 1065.
  • Tonk, Vijay & Naga, Osma & Wilson, Golder (2015) Genetics and Dysmorphology Springer, 83-100.
  • Tonk, Vijay & Naga, Osma & Wilson, Golder (2015) Genetics and Dysmorphology Question/Answer Review Springer, 592-598.
  • Lebo, R & Tonk, Vijay January (2015) Analyzing the most frequent disease loci in targeted patient categories optimizes disease gene identification and test accuracy worldwide. Journal of translational medicine, 13, 16.