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IOB TEAM
       
 

People from varied background including Bioinformaticists, Physicians, Pathologists, Biotechnologists, Microbiologists, Molecular Biologists, User Interface Designers and Software Engineers contribute to the research projects at the Institute

Meet the IOB team of Researchers and Collaborators

 
 
Researchers

Dr. Ravi Sirdeshmukh obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad - a premier national laboratory where he later joined as a Senior Scientist. He also worked as a Visiting Associate at the Washington University Medical School in St Louis, Missouri, USA and as a Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA. At the CCMB, he was holding the position of Director-Grade Scientist and heading the Proteomics Laboratory before joining the Institute of Bioinformatics as Distinguished Scientist. His research interests span the areas of protein and nucleic acid biochemistry and his earlier work included RNA processing, mRNA stability, structure- function relationship of proteins and their regulation. His more recent interests have been in the areas of proteomics of gliomas - a major class of brain tumors, proteomics of Aspergillosis and stem cell proteomics. At the CCMB, he was the nodal scientist in CSIR network programs in proteomics and also served as the Consortium Manager in CSIR Proteomics Network for International Collaborations. He is also associated with some of the international research initiatives in proteomics such as Membrane Proteomics Initiative. He is an expert reviewer for several international proteomics journals, a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics and serves on the research advisory panels of some of the national Institutes in India and that of US Pharmacopea for protein therapeutics. He is an elected member of the Council of Asian Oceanean Human Proteome Organization (AOHUPO). Ravi Sirdeshmukh has played an important role in educational activities in proteomics in India and has delivered a large number of invited lectures at the University Centres, Research Institutes, coordinated training workshops, organized international Proteomics Conferences and discussions. He is the Founder President of the Proteomics Society, India which is strongly dedicated to proteomics education. He has trained and mentored a number of young associates, Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral fellows. At IOB, he plans to pursue cancer proteomics and promote translational research programs.

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Dr. B. L. Somani obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Pavia, a premier center for biological research in Italy. Subsequently, he joined the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune where he was a Professor of Biochemistry and Senior Scientist before joining the Institute of Bioinformatics as Distinguished Professor. At AFMC, he was also the Technical Manager responsible for the quality control of the NABL accredited clinical chemistry laboratory. His research interests include protein and enzyme biochemistry and metabolic studies as well as development of analytical techniques. He developed and patented a kinetic assay and has conducted studies to find the significance of altered levels of ceruloplasmin in various clinical disorders.  He was a recognized research guide for Ph.D. and M.D. students of University of Pune and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. At IOB, he plans to lead the effort on metabolomics and development of metabolic pathways.

  E-mail : somani at ibioinformatics dot org
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Dr. Aditi Chatterjee obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Calcutta, India. After completing her graduate studies, she joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, as a Postdoctoral fellow in Radiation Oncology. Subsequently, she completed a Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Division of Head and Neck Cancer Research in the Department of Otolaryngology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she gained experience in translational research. She received the 'Young Clinical Scientist Award' from Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Florida, which enabled her transition to an independent Faculty position as an Instructor at Johns Hopkins University. She investigated the role of cigarette smoke in the induction of chemotherapeutic resistance in bladder cancer using miRNA profiling approaches. She has also studied mitochondrial damage and repair in various cancers to decipher molecular mechanisms involved in DNA repair. She is the Senior Guest Editor for the Journal of Oncology for a special issue on Cigarette Smoke and Cancer. She has been a reviewer for PLOS One, Hematological Oncology and FEBS Letters. At IOB, she is carrying out whole genome sequencing and phosphoproteomic profiling of gallbladder cancer.

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Dr. T. S. Keshava Prasad is a recipient of Young Investigator Award from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.  He is leading IOB's efforts on the development of the Human Protein Reference Database, which is cited over 2000 times.  In addition, he has successfully completed a DBT funded research project on proteomic profiling of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in collaboration with Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. His research group is now increasingly focusing on infectious diseases, human pathogens and vectors of human diseases. He is funded by DST, Government of India to develop an epitope based diagnostic gadget for the detection of tuberculosis in Indian population. He is using genomic and proteomic strategies to investigate biomarkers for infectious diseases including tuberculosis and malaria; and to identify molecules associated with host responses to infections in different chronic meningitis cases. Using proteogenomic principles, he is carrying out genome annotation of infectious fungi including species of Candida andCryptococcus; and vector mosquitoes such as Anopheles stephensi and Aedes aegypti. Recently, he has received the F1000 travel award from the Wellcome Trust to present the proteogenomic data of An. stephensi in the “EMBO international conference of Molecular and Population Biology of Mosquitoes” held at Kolymbari in Greece. He is an editorial board member for the Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics and a reviewer for the journals Molecular and Cellular ProteomicsPLOS One, Journal of ProteomicsProteomicsTrends in Molecular MedicineGenomicsBMC BioinformaticsBioinformaticsBBA - Proteins and Proteomics, DNA ResearchInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences and Bioinformatics and Biology Insights.

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Dr. Harsha Gowda obtained his Ph.D. degree from Manipal University, Manipal, India. He has been involved in various bioinformatics projects including development of Human Protein Reference Database and functional annotation of human X chromosome. He worked in Dr. Akhilesh Pandey's laboratory at Johns Hopkins University on proteomic profiling of pancreatic cancers where his work involved proteomic approaches to study signaling pathways activated in pancreatic cancers and identification of novel biomarkers. He has received a Wellcome Trust-DBT Early Career Fellowship which is intended for the most promising young researchers in India. He is a reviewer for several international journals including Proteomics, International Journal of Cancer and Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and Proteomics and an Editorial Board member of Journal of Proteomics. He is also a reviewer for grant proposals to Cancer Research UK. At IOB, he is currently involved in a number of projects including cancer biomarkers, proteogenomics and human genome analysis.

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Dr. Krishna R. Murthy obtained his M.B.B.S. degree from Bangalore Medical College in Bangalore, India and completed his specialty training in Ophthalmology at the Minto Regional Institute of Ophthalmology also in Bangalore. He completed a Vitreoretinal Fellowship and research training at Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, India. Currently, he is practicing as a vitreoretinal surgeon at the Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology and the Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Centre, both in Bangalore. He is a member of the prestigious Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London. In collaboration with the World Diabetes Foundation, he is driving highly successful projects such as NAYANA and CODE, which are mobile ophthalmic units involved in the detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy in rural and semiurban areas of Karnataka. His research areas include diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, neuroophthalmology and HIV-related ophthalmic diseases. At IOB, he is carrying out proteomic investigation of vitreous humour of the human eye in diverse pathological conditions.

E-mail : krishna at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Shivakumar Keerthikumar obtained his Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics from Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore and M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Kuvempu University, Shimoga. As a part of his thesis research work, he worked as Research Associate at Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI), RIKEN, Japan for the development of Resource for Asian Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PID) and has designed algorithm for the prediction of candidate PID genes using support vector machine learning approach. His research interests span from functional genomics to systems biology using computational methods. He did his postdoctoral research in Intellectual Disability (ID) at Centre for molecular and biomolecular informatics (CMBI), Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His research work was mainly focused on elucidating molecular mechanism involved in ID genes for better diagnosis of the disorders using systems biology approach. He has setup bioinformatics research division at Aigle BioSolutions Private Limited, Bangalore to provide bioinformatics and consultation services to both academic and life science industry. He has published his research work in many peer-reviewed international journals in the field of genomics and proteomics with emphasis to computational aspects.
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Dr. Rajesh Raju obtained his Ph.D. degree from Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, India. He worked at Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI), RIKEN, Japan for the development of Resource for Asian Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. At IOB, he is leading the efforts on the development of signaling pathways for NetPath and NetSlim databases. He is also involved in the review of proteomics data in Human Protein Reference Database, Mouse Protein Reference Database and Tuberculosis Reference Database. Most recently, he initiated phosphoproteomics studies in collaboration with other scientists at IOB to analyze and validate biochemical reactions in various signaling pathways.

E-mail: rajesh at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Ramu Gundimeda obtained his Ph.D. degree in Analyltical Chemistry from Osmania University in Hyderabad. During the graduate studies, he carried out structural characterization of biologically important diastereomeric compounds by electron and chemical ionizations using mass spectrometry. Further, he pursued his post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Gennaro De Libero at University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland. During this period, he discovered phosphoethanolamine lipids as stimulants to iNKT cells and also identified ether lipids, which are responsible for the thymic maturation of iNKT cells. These novel discoveries have been recently published in Nature Immunology. His research areas at IOB include lipidomic and metabolomic profiling of patient samples to find disease-specific biomarkers.

E-mail: ramu at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Sujatha Mohan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Botany from Madras University, Chennai. She had completed M.Phil. from the same University with specialization in Algology. Later, she did her Ph.D. from CAS in Botany, Madras University in environmental science. She is applying her knowledge to database analysis, signaling pathway annotation, functional genomics and microarray gene expression. She is a recognized Ph.D Guide at Kuvempu University. She is currently at RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Yokohama Institute, Japan as the leader of Immunoinformatics Research Unit. She is involved in developing a database for Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PID) from Asia.

E-Mail: sujatha at ibioinformatics dot org
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Dr. Sowmya Soman obtained her M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees in Biochemistry from University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India. During her Ph.D., she has analyzed the role of cardiac isoform of liver alpha-2 macroglobulin in diabetic rat heart. She is a recipient of Research Fellowship in Sciences for Meritorious Students (RFSMS) from UGC, Government of India. She is using her expertise in biochemical assays and animal model studies to develop metabolic and signaling pathways in humans.

E-mail: sowmya at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Nandini A. Sahasrabuddhe obtained her Ph.D. degree from Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore and Manipal University, Manipal, India. She worked in Dr. Akhilesh Pandey's laboratory at Johns Hopkins University to carry out a part of her thesis work to identify protein targets of Dicer-dependent microRNAs. She also worked on identification of signaling pathways that are perturbed in breast cancers. She employs in vivo and in vitro labeling techniques including SILAC and iTRAQ for quantitative proteomic approaches. She has developed ‘SILAC mouse’–based proteomic screen for studying signaling pathways. She uses advanced mass spectrometry platforms including LTQ-Orbitrap Velos and Q-TOF to study post-translational modifications and identify disease associated protein signatures. She has also developed Multiple Reaction Monitoring assays for validation of protein biomarkers in body fluids including urine and serum, using triple quadrupolemass spectrometer. She is currently involved in identification of novel therapeutic targets in lung and oral cancers using high resolution mass spectrometry and phosphoproteomic approaches. In addition, she is playing a crucial role in national training programs of IOB including workshops and seminars on various aspects of mass spectrometry and proteomic data analysis.

E-Mail: nandini at ibioinformatics dot org

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Savita Jayaram obtained her M.S. degree in Molecular Genetics from Georgia State University, Atlanta and M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Hyderabad Central University, India. She has extensive experience in data annotation, data mining and use of bioinformatics software and worked at Iconix Biosciences, California; Nuvelo Inc., California; Accelrys Inc., Bangalore and Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore. She is currently involved in multi-omic data analysis, data integration and deciphering altered signaling events for biomarker insights in Glioblastoma Multiforme, a grade IV primary CNS tumor.

E-mail: Savita at ibioinformatics dot org

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Lavanya Balakrishnan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Industrial Biotechnology from Bharathiar University in India. She is a Ph.D. student registered with Kuvempu University. She is characterizing differentially expressed genes and proteins between degenerative and inflammatory arthritis using DNA microarrays and quantitative proteomics. She has also worked as a Research Associate in the Research Center for Allergy and Immunology of RIKEN in Japan in a collaborative project with Institute of Bioinformatics on primary immunodeficiency diseases. She is also involved in curation of protein information in the proteomic and signaling pathway resources.

E-Mail: lavanya at ibioinformatics dot org

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Sutopa B. Dwivedi obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University. She participated in projects including 'Characterization of lytic phages from cytolethal distending toxin producing bacteria' and 'Molecular epidemiology of diarrhoeal diseases' at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) in Kolkata. She is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is involved in proteomic analysis and genome annotation of malaria causing vector Anopheles stephensi.

E-Mail: sutopa at ibioinformatics dot org

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Lakshmi Dhevi N. Selvan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Microbial Gene Technology from Madurai Kamaraj University. Subsequently, she joined National Research Centre for Banana in Trichy where she generated constructs for various viral genes to develop resistant transgenic banana plants. She is currently involved in studying X-linked mental retardation using genomic technologies.

E-Mail: lakshmi at ibioinformatics dot org

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Santosh Renuse obtained his M.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology from University of Pune. He worked on "Evaluation of immune status of individuals with viral infections with reference to humoral immune response and macrophage activation" and "Nitric oxide (NO) in the CNS of Indian major carp, Labio rohita, during development" at the University of Pune. He is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. He is applying Fourier transform mass spectrometry for top-down proteomics and for optimizing methods for studying phosphoproteomics. He is also analyzing signaling pathways using quantitative phosphoproteomics in cancers and in multiple reaction monitoring assay development for candidate biomarkers. He is pursuing his Ph.D. to characterize the recombinant protein expression host Pichia pastoris using high resolution and high accuracy mass spectrometry- based proteogenomics.

E-Mail: santosh at ibioinformatics dot org

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Harsh Pawar obtained his M.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology from University of Pune. He has worked on projects "Genetic characterization of inter-allopartic strain hybrids in Drosophila melanogaster and the genetic studies of its fitness" at Department of Zoology, University of Pune and "Role of O-linked N-acetylglucosamine modification on cytokeratins 8 and 18 in epithelial cell transformation" at TMC-ACTREC in Mumbai. He is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. He was invited to participate in the prestigious Dr. S.P Mukherjee Scholarship in 2007. He is involved in the curation of proteomic information and protein data analysis. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in proteomic analysis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. He is also working on proteomics of parasitic organisms including Leishmania donovani.

E-Mail: harsh at ibioinformatics dot org

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Yashwanth Subbannayya obtained his M.Sc. degree in Medical Biochemistry from the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University. He is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. He is a Ph.D. student registered at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. He is carrying out protein expression profiling of gastric cancers using quantitative proteomic approaches.

E-Mail: Yashwanth at ibioinformatics dot org

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Raja Sekhar Nirujogi obtained his M.Sc. degree in Human Genetics from Andhra University, India. He worked with Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore for a year where he gained experience in transformation of B-lymphocytes with Epepstein-Barr virus. He also worked in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on protein-protein interactions of human DNAJB6 gene. He is a joint Ph.D. student of IOB and Pondicherry University. He is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. He is involved in proteogenomic analysis of Neurospora crassa. He is also analyzing human signaling pathways and enriching proteomic repositories.

E-Mail: raja at ibioinformatics dot org

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Sneha M. Pinto obtained her M.Sc. degree in Medical Biochemistry from the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University. She gained experience in mass spectrometry in the Department of Clinical Proteomics and Molecular Medicine at St. John's Research Institute in Bangalore where she worked on several proteomic research projects. She is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is currently working on using mass spectrometry for biomarker identification in human neurological diseases.

E-Mail: sneha at ibioinformatics dot org

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Joji Kurian Thomas obtained his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Bharathiar University. He worked as a Software Engineer at AdSOFT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore for one year where he gained experience in web technology. He also worked as a Programmer for 14 months at Anantix Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. in Thiruvananthapuram. He is involved in the maintenance of databases of protein-protein interactions and signal transduction pathways.

E-Mail: joji at ibioinformatics dot org

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Babylakshmi Muthusamy obtained her M.Sc. degree in Physics from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and Advanced diploma in Bioinformatics from Madurai Kamaraj University. She was involved in the curation of protein data in Human Protein Reference Database and Plasma Proteome Database. She has used comparative genomics for the annotation of human X-chromosome. She is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is currently involved in making tools for mass spectrometry data analysis.

E-Mail: babylakshmi at ibioinformatics dot org

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Vishalakshi Nanjappa obtained her M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Bangalore University. She has gained experience in curation of proteomic information while working for Molecular Connections Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore. She is enriching human signaling pathway resource and protein databases. She is also involved in the proteomic analysis and genome annotation of Helicobacter pylori.

E-Mail: vishalakshi at ibioinformatics dot org

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Jyoti Sharma obtained her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from C.C.S. University in Meerut. She gained experience in bioinformatics while working as a Junior Research Fellow in Molecular Biophysics Unit at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and as a Research Assistant in the Bioinformatics Centre at National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. She is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is currently involved in computational analysis of genome-wide analysis of kinome and phosphatome of mycobacterial genomes.


E-Mail: jyoti at ibioinformatics dot org

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Aneesha Radhakrishnan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam. She worked on antifungal activities of phytochemicals derived from medicinal plants as part of her research project during her masters. She is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is involved in the phosphoproteomic analysis of oral cancer.


E-Mail: aneesha at ibioinformatics dot org

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Srinivas M. Srikanth obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has worked on identification of prokaryotic glycosylation pathways by Comparative Genomics approach as a part of M.Sc. program. He has qualified the prestigious 'Bioinformatics National Certification' in the year 2009. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. He has also obtained postgraduate diploma in Multimedia with specializaion in Graphic Designing. He is a certified web designer. He is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Computer Applications from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Currently he is analyzing NextGen sequencing data from Illumina and SOLiD platforms.

E-Mail: srikanth at ibioinformatics dot org

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Tejaswini Subbannayya obtained her M.Sc. degree in Medical Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal. During her studies, she worked on a research project to characterize oxidative stress in thyroid cancer. She was teaching Medical Biochemistry at the KVG Medical College in Sullia, Karnataka prior to joining IOB. She is involved in the analysis of mass spectrometry data, protein-protein interactions and signal transduction pathways. She is currently working on phosphoproteomic profiling of gallbladder cancers.

E-Mail: tejaswini at ibioinformatics dot org

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Gajanan J. Sathe obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from the University of Pune. During his studies, he worked on "Amphoterecin B responsive protein profiling of Aspergillus parasiticus" and "Secreted aspartic proteinase profiling of Candida albicans from clinical isolates." He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. He is currently involved in the analysis of signaling pathways and mass spectrometry-derived data.

E-Mail: gajanan at ibioinformatics dot org

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Sandip N. Chavan obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad. During his studies, he completed a research project on "Isolation and identification of Lactobacillus species from fermented food" at the National Centre for Cell Science in Pune. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. He is currently involved in the analysis of signaling pathways and mass spectrometry-derived data.

E-Mail: sandip at ibioinformatics dot org

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Sartaj Ahmad obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from H. N. B. Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. He is currently involved in the analysis of signaling pathways and proteomic data.

E-Mail: sartaj at ibioinformatics dot org

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Nazia Syed obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. She gained experience in molecular biology and plant genomics while working at National Institute of Plant Genome Research in New Delhi and at Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Lucknow. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. Currently, she is involved in phosphoproteomic analysis of gastric cancer

E-Mail: nazia at ibioinformatics dot org

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Gourav Dey obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biosciences from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. He has gained experience in bioinformatics while participating in projects including ‘Calculation of accessible surface area of antithrombin III’ at the Protein Conformation and Enzymology laboratory at Jamia Millia Islamia. He is funded by Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Govt. of India. He is currently involved in the proteomic analysis of vectors of human diseases including malaria.

E-Mail: gourav at ibioinformatics dot org

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Sreelakshmi K. Sreenivasamurthy obtained her M.Sc. degree in Medical Biochemistry from the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University. She has gained experience in the analysis of genomic and proteomic information while working for the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship by UGC, Government of India. She is using proteomic and transcriptomic approaches to study infectious diseases and malarial vectors.

E-Mail: sreelakshmi at ibioinformatics dot org

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Manish Kumar obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Guru Jambheshwar University in Hisar. He worked on "Amplification of LmPH gene in phenol degrading bacteria isolated from soil" at the Guru Jambheshwar University. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. He is currently involved in the proteomic investigation of vectors of malaria.

E-Mail: manish at ibioinformatics dot org

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Aafaque A. Khan obtained his M.Sc. degree in Genetic Engineering from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya in Indore. He carried out cloning and gene expression analysis while working on a research project entitled "Functional analysis of transgenic plants over-expressing MaSIN3 gene in Arabidopsis thaliana" at the National Botanical Research Institute in Lucknow. He is currently involved in the analysis of human signaling pathways and proteomic data.

E-Mail: aafaque at ibioinformatics dot org

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Renu Verma obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Mysore. She worked on “Analysis of mutations in non-small cell lung cancer” at Bangalore Institute of Oncology in Bangalore. She also carried out genomic and proteomic data analysis while working at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology in Bangalore. Prior to joining IOB, she also worked as a Junior Research Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore on "Restriction analysis and epitope mapping of two human T-cells stimulatory antigen of Mycobacterium tuberculosis." She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. She is currently involved in analysis of secreted antigens from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

E-Mail: renuverma at ibioinformatics dot org

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Apeksha Sahu obtained her M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Nagpur University. She carried out research using molecular biology techniques while working as a Senior Research Fellow at Central Institute for Cotton Research in Nagpur. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. She is currently involved in the proteomic analysis of neuroinfections including toxoplasma encephalitis and rabies.

E-Mail: apeksha at ibioinformatics dot org

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Manoj Kumar Gupta obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad where he used quantitative mass spectrometry to study glioblastoma. He is currently funded by a senior research fellowship from CSIR and is using proteomic approaches to study malaria vectors.

E-Mail: manojgupta at ibioinformatics dot org

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Keshava K. Datta obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Bangalore University. He taught membrane biochemistry, molecular physiology and basic chemistry at the CMR Institute of Management and Science in Bangalore as a Lecturer. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from the UGC, Government of India. He is currently involved in the analysis of human signaling pathways.

E-Mail: Keshavadatta at ibioinformatics dot org

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Soujanya D. Yelamanchi obtained her M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Biotechnology from Andhra University in Vishakhapatnam. She worked as a Project Assistant at the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Bangalore. She is funded by the INSPIRE Junior Research Fellowship from DST, Government of India. She is involved in investigating protein alterations in various neurological disorders.


E-Mail: soujanya at ibioinformatics dot org

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Anil K. Madugundu obtained his M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics from University of Hyderabad. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture in Hyderabad where he worked on the identification of abiotic stress-responsive genes in maize. He obtained the prestigious Bioinformatics National Certification and is funded by the BINC Junior Research Fellowship from DBT, Government of India. He is analyzing human whole genome and transcriptome data obtained from NextGen sequencing platforms.

E-Mail: anil at ibioinformatics dot org

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Rudrappa Gattu obtained his M.Sc. degree in Animal Biotechnology from National Dairy Research Institute in Karnal. He was the recipient of a fellowship from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research during his M.Sc. to study the expression and refolding of recombinant lysozyme from inclusion bodies. He is currently funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from DBT, Government of India and is involved in the analysis of human signaling pathways and enrichment of data resources.

E-Mail: rudrappa at ibioinformatics dot org

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Jayshree Advani obtained her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Gujarat University in Ahmedabad. Prior to joining IOB, she was a research associate at Xcelris Genomics where she carried out analysis of whole genome, transcriptome and small RNA datasets generated from different NextGen Sequencing platforms. She is currently analyzing NextGen sequencing data from Illumina, SOLiD and 454 Roche platforms.

E-Mail: jayshree at ibioinformatics dot org

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Pavithra Rajagopalan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore, affiliated to Bangalore University. She has also worked as an R and D Assistant in the HIV/AIDS laboratory at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is currently involved in the identification of cancer biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets.

E-Mail: pavithra at ibioinformatics dot org

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Arun H. Patil obtained his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Sikkim Manipal University.  He also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics from the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore. Subsequently, he worked as Research Associate at the same Institute and participated in the analysis of NextGen sequencing (NGS) data obtained from prostate cancer.  Currently, he is involved in the analysis of NGS data from gall bladder and gastric cancers.

E-Mail: arun at ibioinformatics dot org

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Ankit P. Jain obtained his M.Sc. degree in Neurobiology from University of Mumbai. Subsequently, he qualified in National Eligibility Test conducted by the CSIR-UGC, Government of India under lectureship category. He is currently involved in the joint projects between IOB and NIMHANS on the investigations of protein alterations in neurological disorders including schizophrenia and stroke.

E-Mail: ankit at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dhanya V. Ranjit obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam. She carried out a project on “Hepatoprotective effect of Benincasa hispida on alcohol induced liver damage in mice” during her masters degree. She is funded by Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is currently involved in the analysis and development of data resources for human signaling pathways.

E-Mail: dhanya at ibioinformatics dot org

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Urmesh K. Ojha obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from KIIT University in Bhubaneswar. At IOB, he has been trained on the analysis of human signaling pathways and sample preparation for high-resolution mass spectrometry. He is currently involved in the joint projects between IOB and NIMHANS on the investigations of protein alterations in neuroinfections.

E-Mail: urmesh at ibioinformatics dot org

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Hitendra S. Solanki obtained his B.Tech. - M.Tech. (Integrated) degree in Biotechnology from Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He worked on cytotoxic effects of HDAC inhibitors on oral squamous cell carcinoma cell line. He qualified in National Eligibility Test conducted by the CSIR-UGC, Government of India under lectureship category. Presently, he is involved in identifying dysregulated miRNAs in lung cancer in response to cigarette smoke.

E-Mail: hitendra at ibioinformatics dot org

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Nandan M. Varadarajan obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University, Bangalore. He worked as a Junior Research Fellow under the guidance of Prof. G. Padamanaban at the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, where he gained experience in generating transfection-based gene knockouts in Plasmodium berghi and several biochemical experiments to investigate heme biosynthetic pathway during the entire life cycle of malaria parasites. He is currently exploring transcriptomic and proteomic approaches to investigate molecular alteration in tuberculosis and neuroinfections at IOB-NIMHANS facility.

E-Mail: nandan at ibioinformatics dot org

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Manju Sivasankaran obtained her M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad and M.Sc. degree in Applied Microbiology from University of Madras, Chennai. She taught Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics at D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai for 4 years as a Lecturer. Before joining IOB, she worked as a Project Scientist at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on "Genome Scale Metabolic Network Reconstruction of Bifidobacterium longum”. She is funded by DST Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A). She is currently involved in the development of regulatory metabolic networks.

E-Mail: smanju at ibioinformatics dot org

 

Krishna  M. Patel obtained her  M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. She worked as Research Assistant at Institute  of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore where she carried out genomic element analysis on differentially expressed set of co-regulated genes. Prior to joining IOB, she also worked at BRD School of Bioscience, Vallabh Vidyanagar where she carried out metagenomic data analysis to identify microbial diversity in variously perturbed water and soil samples. She is currentlyinvolved in genomic and proteomic dataanalysis.

E-Mail: krishnapatel at ibioinformatics dot org

   
Manjunath Dammalli obtained his M.Tech. degree in Bioinformatics from the School of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, SASTRA University in Thanjore. He worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT) Tumkur for four years, where he taught Bioinformatics and DNA microarray data analysis. He is deputed by SIT to pursue research towards his Ph.D. degree at IOB. He is currently analyzing genomic and proteomic analysis of neurological disorders at IOB-NIMHANS laboratory.

E-Mail: manjunath at ibioinformatics dot org

 

Manju H. Chikkalingaiah obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Kuvempu University. He has been working on collection of clinical samples on gastric and esophageal cancers at Kidwai  Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore in collaboration with IOB. 

E-Mail: manju at ibioinformatics dot org

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