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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 pursues cancer proteomics and promotes 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 leads the efforts on metabolomics and development of metabolic pathways.

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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 recipient of "Bharat Ratna Mother Teresa Gold Medal Award" from the Global Economic Progress and Research Association for the year 2016 for her outstanding individual achievement in science and research. 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 Prasadis 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 and Cryptococcus; 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 also for the Journal of Proteins and Proteomics and a reviewer for the journals Molecular and Cellular ProteomicsPLOS OneJournal of ProteomicsProteomicsTrends in Molecular MedicineGenomicsBMC BioinformaticsBioinformaticsBBA - Proteins and ProteomicsDatabase (Oxford Journal)DNA ResearchBioinformatics and Biology InsightsIndian Journal of Medical ResearchJournal of EthnopharmacologyJournal of Neurosciences in Rural PracticeInternational Journal of Rheumatic Diseases and International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

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Dr. Harsha GowdaResearch Gate did his Ph.D. at the Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore. During his Ph.D., he worked in Dr. Akhilesh Pandey‘s laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, USA 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. In addition, he has worked as a visiting scientist in Dr. Gary Siuzdak‘s lab at Scripps Center for Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry, USA. He is a recipient of Wellcome Trust-DBT Early Career Fellowship and "Sir C.V. Raman Young Scientist" award from Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology for the year 2013 for his outstanding achievements in the field of Life sciences. He is a reviewer for several international journals including Journal of Proteome Research, Proteomics, Journal of Proteomics, Molecular Biosystems and International Journal of Cancer and an Editorial Board member of Journal of Proteomics. At IOB, he is employing cutting-edge technologies in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics to investigate biomarkers and therapeutic targets for various cancers.

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Dr. Prashant Kumar received his Ph.D. in molecular biology in 2009 from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany. Following this, he undertook postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Karl Simin at the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, USA, where he established a novel mouse model of malignant breast cancers. Subsequently, he joined the laboratory of Prof. Jean Paul Thiery, a world renowned authority in the area of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Singapore. During this period, he was involved in the development of a novel point-of-care diagnostic platform for detection of bladder cancer biomarkers. He is a recipient of prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship awarded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (DST) 2015. At IOB, he is focusing on using genomic and proteomic approaches to study cancers.

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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.

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Dr. Remya Raja obtained her Ph.D. degree from Pune University, Pune, India. She pursued her doctoral research in Dr. Gopal Kundu’s laboratory at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune where she was involved in delineating the molecular mechanisms through which osteopontin potentiates breast tumor growth and angiogenesis under hypoxic conditions. At IOB, she is involved in identification of early detection biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets in gastrointestinal cancers.

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Dr. Sneha M. Pinto 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 components of Interleukin-33 signaling pathway. She has used both in vivo and in vitro labeling techniques including SILAC and iTRAQ/TMT for quantitative proteomics. She is currently involved in identification of novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers in various cancers and infectious diseases using high resolution mass spectrometry and phosphoproteomic approaches. She is a Thermo Fisher Scholar as part of Thermo´s Global Science Alliance Partnership with the Institute of Bioinformatics. She is also a reviewer for an international journal Proteomics. She is now deputed as a faculty scientist at YU-IOB Center for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine, Yenepoya University, Mangalore.

E-Mail: sneha at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Yashwanth Subbannayya obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Bioinformatics and the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore. He carried out his thesis work on biomarker discovery in gastric adenocarcinoma using iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic approach. He is currently involved in the development of serum-based biomarkers and identification of novel therapeutic targets using quantitative phosphoproteomic analysis in various cancers. He is now deputed as a faculty scientist to YU-IOB Center for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine, Yenepoya University, Mangalore.

E-Mail: yashwanth at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Vishalakshi Nanjappa obtained her Ph.D. degree from Institute of Bioinformatics and Amrita University, Kollam, India. As a part of thesis work, she studied the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of oral cancer in response to chewing tobacco. She is a recipient of "Young Scientist Award" for the year 2014-15 from the Vision Group of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka. At IOB, she is involved in the identification of saliva-based biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets in oral cancer.

E-Mail: vishalakshi at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. 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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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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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.


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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 and 2012. He is funded by a Senior 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 various high-throughput 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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Sartaj Ahmad Mir obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from H. N. B. Garhwal University, Uttarakhand, India. He is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. He is involved in development of multiple reaction monitoring assays for validation of candidate biomarkers. He is also involved in liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based metabolomic analysis of cancers. He is pursuing his Ph.D. to characterize the signaling induced upon chronic arsenic exposure of human skin keratinocytes by using phosphoproteomics approaches.

E-Mail: sartaj 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 analyzed genomic and proteomic data while working at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore prior to joining IOB. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship by UGC, Government of India. She is currently in Dr. Akhilesh Pandey's laboratory at Johns Hopkins University to apply next generation sequencing technology to study cancer and inherited genetic disorders.

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 funded by Senior Research Fellow from ICMR, Government of India. He is currently involved in the analyses of cigarette smoke induced molecular alterations in esophageal cells and human signaling pathways.

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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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.

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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.


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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.

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Vinuth N. Puttamallesh obtained his M.Sc. degree in Genetics from University of Mysore. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Genetics in Bangalore where he worked on immortalization and banking of cells from families of interest as part of a clinical genetics program. He is currently involved in the identification of novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens from clinical samples using high resolution mass spectrometry and peptide microarrays.

E-Mail: vinuth 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 funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is currently analyzing NextGen sequencing and Proteomics data from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

 
Aravind K. Bandari obtained his M.Sc. degree in Genetics from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has experience in DNA isolation and purification techniques. He worked as a medical coder at Serco Global Services, Chennai. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellow from CSIR, Government of India. He is currently involved in the genomic studies of primary immunodeficiencies using next generation sequencing.

E-Mail: aravind at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Kiran K. Mangalaparthi obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He worked as a Junior Research Fellow at National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad on "Anti-Cancer activity of Cinnamon extract". He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. He is currently involved in the mass spectrometry-based metabolomic analysis of gastrointestinal cancers and pulmonary tuberculosis.

E-Mail: kiran at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Sonali Vishwa Mohan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. She has worked on purification of saponins from diverse plant sources & application of soya-saponins in protein renaturation as a part of M.Sc. program. She worked as a Research Associate at Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt. Ltd. , where she gained experience in the field of Chemical Proteomics. She is working on drug-protein interaction and metabolomics studies using mass spectrometry.

E-Mail: sonali at ibioinformatics dot org

 
 
Sunita Yadavalli obtained her M.S. degree in Biotechnology from Griffith University, Australia and M.Sc. degree in Zoology from Pune University, India. She worked as a Genomics Laboratory Supervisor for the Cancer Genomics Research (CGR) laboratory at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA, and investigated germline genetic variation to cancer susceptibility and outcomes. Previously, she also worked as a Research Molecular Biologist at the Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratory, Genetics and IVF Institute, USA. She is currently using next generation sequencing technology-based genomics approaches to analyze genes involved in rare genetic disorders.

E-Mail: sunita at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Praseeda Mol obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. She worked on bioactivity studies of pectic oligosaccharide derived from Cicer arietinum in Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. She qualified national competitive examinations such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering and CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test in life sciences. She has been a lecturer in Mahatma Gandhi University and Research Assistant in DBT-BIRAC funded project at Kerala Agricultural University prior to joining IOB. She is funded by INSPIRE fellowship to carry out her Ph.D. studies by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Currently she is involved in proteomic analysis of neurological disorders and proteome map of human brain at IOB and NIMHANS-IOB laboratory.

E-Mail: praseeda at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Oishi Chatterjee obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Pondicherry University. She worked on the epigenetic activation of cell cycle and apoptosis regulating genes in Hep2 cells on treatment with indole curcumin at Pondicherry University. She is funded by the INSPIRE fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She is currently involved in proteomic analysis of neurological disorders and proteome map of human brain at IOB and NIMHANS-IOB laboratory.

E-Mail: oishi at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Lathika Gopalakrishnan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biophysics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. She worked as a Junior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on 'Probing Flavivirus replication in vitro, using single molecule techniques'. She is funded by the INSPIRE fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She is currently involved in proteomic analysis of infectious diseases and proteome map of human brain at IOB and NIMHANS-IOB laboratory.

E-Mail: lathika at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Niraj Babu obtained his M.Tech. degree in Biotechnology from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela. He has worked on the fabrication and characterization of knitted-silk based composite scaffold for bone-ligament-bone tissue graft as a part of his M.Tech program at NIT, Rourkela. He also worked as a lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology at the NIT, Raipur. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. He is currently involved in mass spectrometry-based identification of biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets in non-small cell lung cancer.

E-Mail: niraj at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Manika Singh obtained her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Sikkim Manipal University. She worked as a software engineer at Wipro Technologies for two years in web development. She obtained the prestigious Bioinformatics National Certification and is funded by the BINC Junior Research Fellowship from DBT, Government of India. She is analyzing high-throughput data obtained from NextGen sequencing and Mass-spectrometry platforms.

E-Mail: manika at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Firdous A. Bhat obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Kashmir. He has worked on expression analysis of fibronectin in different subtypes of human lung carcinoma as a part of M.Sc. program at University of Kashmir. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. He is currently involved in mass spectrometry-based identification of biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets in oral cancer.

E-Mail: firdous at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Mohd Younis Bhat obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from University of Kashmir. He has worked on sequence variation of exon-7 of EIF2B-5 gene in vanishing white matter disease of brain as a part of M.Sc. program at University of Kashmir. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from DBT, Government of India. He is currently involved in identifying dysregulated miRNAs in oral cancer in response to chewing tobacco.

E-Mail: younis at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Kirti Gondkar obtained her M.Sc. degree in Medical Biotechnology from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences Loni, Maharashtra. She worked on "Cloning and expression of squalene monooxygenase gene from Indian neem Azadirachta indica" as part of her master's project at National Chemical Laboratory in Pune. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. She is currently involved in understanding the role of Dickkopf Homolog 3 (DKK3) in the progression of gallbladder cancer.

E-Mail: kirti at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Ajay Balakrishnan obtained his M.Tech. degree in Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology from BIT campus, Anna University, Chennai. During his masters he worked on the synergistic effect of tannin rich fraction of Terminalia chebula with antibiotic against Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. He is currently involved in identification and characterization of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in early and late stage bladder cancer.

E-Mail: ajay at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Barnali Deb obtained her M.Sc. degree in Molecular and Human Genetics from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. She worked on the the expression analysis of S100A11 and TPD52 on Gallbladder cancer and Gallstone diseases for the identification of early diagnostic biomarker as part of her M.Sc. project at Centre for Genomics, Jiwaji University. She is funded by the INSPIRE fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She is currently involved in comprehensive characterization of malignant phyllodes tumor using quantitative proteomics.

E-Mail: barnali at ibioinformatics dot org

 
David S. Nayakanti obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Yogivemana University, Andhra Pradesh. He worked as Junior Research Fellow at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Secunderabad on "Role of neuroendocrine differentiation in the progression of human prostate cancers". He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. He is currently involved in phosphoproteomic analysis of bladder cancer.

E-Mail: david at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Bharti Dhaka obtained her M.Sc. Biochemistry degree from Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur. As part of her Master's thesis project, she worked on development of an antibiotic assay for Bacitracin Zn. She has qualified National Eligibility Test conducted by the CSIR-UGC, Government of India. She is currently involved in quantitative proteomics and phosphoproteomics studies to identify cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

E-Mail: bharti at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Parvanendhu Pradeep obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. She worked on "Study of nodule-specific gene expression at different developmental stages in guar" as part of her M.Sc. project at IIT, Roorkee. She is funded by Junior Research Fellowship from UGC, Government of India. She is currently involved in the ex vivo expansion of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) for individualized drug susceptibility testing in bladder cancer.

E-Mail: parvanendhu at ibioinformatics dot org

 

Manjunath Balakrishna obtained his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in social development from Lorven education center, Bangalore university. Prior to joining IOB, he was working as a social worker on head and neck cancer project at Kidwai  Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. At IOB, he is coordinating and managing biobank.  

E-Mail: manjunathbk at ibioinformatics dot org

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