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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, Associate Director of IOB, obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad - a premier national laboratory. 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 a Director-Grade Scientist and headed the Proteomics Laboratory before joining the Institute of Bioinformatics as Distinguished Scientist. 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 Pharmacopeia for protein therapeutics. He is an elected member of the Council of Asian Oceania Human Proteome Organization (AOHUPO). 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. His current research interests are in proteomics analysis of gliomas - a major class of brain tumors and stem cell proteomics.

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Dr. Nikhil Moorchung, Assistant Director of IOB, graduated from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune, India and subsequently completed his M.D. in Pathology from AFMC. He obtained a Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology from King George Medical University in Lucknow. He taught at AFMC, Pune and at Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore. He is a Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Indian College of Pathologists. He is also an International Fellow of the Indian Council of Medical Research. He has guided several M.D. theses and mentored undergraduate and postgraduate students. He retired from the Army Medical Corps in 2018 after more than 27 years of service. He also worked at Anand Diagnostic Laboratory in Bangalore as a Senior Consultant in Surgical Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics. His areas of interest are genomic profiling of cancers and development of novel diagnostic tests for clinical use.

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Dr. Muniasamy Neerathilingam obtained his D. Phil. from the University of Oxford in England followed by postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA and University of Texas in Galveston, USA. Subsequently, he served as the Director of Protein Technology Core at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) at NCBS campus in Bangalore and as a Scientist Fellow at Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore. His expertise includes translational work in molecular biology, synthetic biology, aptamer technology and NMR-based metabolomics,. He developed cell-free protein synthesis methods for engineering proteins and established platforms for protein production using bacterial, yeast, insect and mammalian expression systems. He has developed aptamers against targets in cancer, dengue and retinal pigment epithelial cells using SELEX technology. He is currently working on developing aptamer-based targeted drug delivery systems to prevent age related macular degeneration and multi-omics approaches to study infectious diseases.

E-Mail: muniasamy at ibioinformatics dot org

 

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. He is also involved in the establishment of a culture method to assess circulating tumor cells (CTCs) harvested from blood samples of patients undergoing neoadjuvant therapy.

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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. He is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (MRCOphth) and obtained his Ph.D. from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for his studies on proteomics of vitreous and aqueous humor. 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. His research areas include diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, neuroophthalmology and HIV-related ophthalmic diseases. He has been instrumental in establishing a mobile diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma treatment unit funded by the World Diabetes Foundation. He directs one of the largest tele-ophthalmological screening programs in India for retinopathy of prematurity, which affects premature neonates called the “Vittala ROP project.”

E-mail : krishna at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Abhishek Kumar received his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the University of Bielefeld in Germany and subsequently worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Padova in Italy where he established pipelines for Roche 454-based transcriptome analyses for insects and fishes. Thereafter he moved to the Institute of Botany at the University of Kiel in Germany where he established multi-omics approaches for characterizing future drug-like compounds, deduced biosynthetic gene clusters of marine fungi and studied fungal adaptions. Currently, he has to his credit, sequencing of the largest numbers of marine fungal genomes in the public domain. During this period, he established strong collaborations with several European groups from Denmark, Germany, France and Poland. Later, he moved to the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany where he worked on familial cancer genomics and developed pipelines for analyses of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing data and analysis of more than three hundred samples of various cancer types. He is a recipient of prestigious Ramalingaswami Fellowship awarded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. At IOB, he is employing multi-omics approaches for studying cancer and neurological disorders and developing computational pipelines for detailed analysis of genomes.

E-Mail: abhishek at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Dr. Govindaraj Periyasamy obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirappalli, India after completing a Research Fellowship in Dr. Thangaraj’s laboratory at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad. Subsequently, he joined as a DBT-funded Research Associate in the Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, India followed by a SERB-funded National Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Neuropathology at NIMHANS. At NIMHANS, he was involved in understanding the role of mitochondria in cardiomyopathy and neurological disorders and in studying population genetics. He is experienced in advanced state-of-the art molecular techniques and primary mammalian tissue culture. He received a Young Researcher Award from the Society of Mitochondrial Research and Medicine. He is currently an executive committee member of the Society of Mitochondrial Research and Medicine and a member of the board of studies, Department of Biochemistry, Kongu Arts and Science College in Erode. At IOB, he is focusing on investigating the molecular basis of mitochondrial and other genetic disorders.

E-Mail: govindaraj at ibioinformatics dot org

 

Dr. Babylakshmi Muthusamy obtained her Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics from the Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore and Pondicherry University. She has extensive experience in analyzing mass spectrometry-based proteomic data, proteogenomics and next generation sequencing data. She carried out her thesis work on analysis of next generation sequencing data for studying inherited genetic disorders. She was involved in the identification of genes associated with X-linked intellectual disability, primary immunodeficiency and schizophrenia. She is a recipient of DBT-BioCARe Women Scientist Award. Her current work involves analysis of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data derived from next generation sequencing platforms to study inherited genetic disorders and microbial diagnostics.

E-Mail: babylakshmi at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Anusha Uttarilli completed her Ph.D. studies in human/medical genetics at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics in Hyderabad and obtained her Ph.D from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. Her thesis was focused on the molecular genetic analysis of inherited genetic disorders of inborn errors of metabolism. She is experienced in handling clinical samples, molecular genetics, basic cell and molecular biology techniques, immunological methods and mammalian tissue culture. Subsequently, she worked as a National Postdoctoral Fellow at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal on molecular characterization of lysosomal storage disorders. At IOB, she is integrating genomics, proteomics and cell-based studies to study various genetic disorders.

E-Mail: anusha at ibioinformatics dot org

 

Dr. Jyoti Sharma obtained her Ph.D. degree from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Manipal, India for the work that she carried out at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore. Her thesis work was focused on the computational analysis of proteomic data to study post-translational modifications and signaling pathways. She has extensive experience in analyzing protein sequences, mass spectrometry-based proteomic data including quantitative phosphoproteomic data and next generation sequencing data. She is a recipient of DBT-BioCARe Early Career Women Scientist Award and is currently engaged in a number of systems biology projects involving genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic datasets.

E-Mail: jyoti at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Gajanan J. Sathe obtained his Ph.D. degree from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Manipal, India for the work that he carried out at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked on curcumin-induced signaling in head and neck cancer. He also worked in Dr. Akhilesh Pandey's laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA on proteomic profiling of brain and cerebrospinal fluid for identification of biomarker for Alzheimer's disease. At IOB, he is employing cutting-edge mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies to discover biomarkers and therapeutic targets in a variety of human diseases.

E-Mail: gajanan at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Smrita Singh obtained her medical degree from Gauhati Medical College in Guwahati, India and completed her specialty training (Diplomate of National Board) in Pathology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology in Bangalore, India. She worked as a medical officer and as a Senior Resident in Pathology prior to joining IOB. She is enrolled in the joint IOB-MAHE Physician Scientist Training Program and is pursuing her Ph.D. in applying genomics and proteomics to study a number of cancers.

E-Mail: smrita at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Anikha Bellad obtained her medical degree from SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital in Dharwad, India and completed her M.D. in Biochemistry from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences in Hubli under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. She worked as a Senior Resident and as Junior Consultant for 2 years in Bangalore prior to joining IOB. She is currently using genomics and mass spectrometry-based approaches to study a number of human diseases.

E-Mail: anikha at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Madan Gopal Ramarajan obtained his medical degree from Sri Siddhartha Medical College in Tumkur, India and completed his M.D. in Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore under Manipal University. He worked as a resident in Jnana Sanjeevini Medical Center and SAMATVAM Endocrinology Diabetes Center for seven years before joining as an Assistant Professor at A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Mangalore. Prior to joining IOB, he was a Consultant Biochemist at Fetomed Laboratories in Chennai where he was instrumental in setting up a Newborn Screening Laboratory involving tandem mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis and GC-MS. At IOB, his work is focused on inborn errors of metabolism, hemoglobinopathies and application of genomics to human diseases.

E-Mail: madan at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Vishalakshi Nanjappa obtained her Ph.D. degree from Institute of Bioinformatics and Amrita University in 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. Her work also focused on identification of saliva-based biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets in oral cancer. She received a "Young Scientist for Research" award for the year 2014-15 from the Vision Group of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka. She is a current recipient of INSPIRE Faculty Award from the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. At IOB, she is studying signaling mechanisms in head and neck cancer.

E-Mail: vishalakshi at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Bhuvanalakshmi obtained her Ph.D. degree in Regenerative Medicine from the School of Regenerative Medicine, Manipal University, Bangalore. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of WNT antagonism in cardiogenesis and in diseases using a cancer stem cell model. She also worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore where she was engaged in studying breast cancer stemness from patient-derived samples. At IOB, she is using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing to develop in vitro cancer models for studying tumorigenesis.

E-Mail: bhuvanalakshmi at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Gourav Dey completed his Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore and obtained his Ph.D. degree from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Manipal. His thesis work involved proteomic and proteogenomic analysis of Anopheles stephensi, a vector for malaria in India. He is currently involved in a number of quantitative proteomic projects including phosphoproteomics.

E-Mail: gourav at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Ankit P. Jain completed his Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore and obtained his Ph.D. degree in cancer biology from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar. His thesis work focused on delineating molecular alterations associated with erlotinib resistance in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma using genomic and proteomic approaches. He is currently involved in a number of proteomic projects including post-translational modifications and targeted proteomics.

E-Mail: ankit at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Kishore Kumar obtained his MBBS degree from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune and subsequently served in the Indian Navy as a primary care physician. As a medical officer in the Indian Navy, he worked on board ships and establishments around India where he was responsible for treating service personnel and their families. He joined IOB to pursue his passion for basic and translational research. He is exploring genomics and proteomics methods to improve diagnostic and therapeutic options in cancer and other diseases.

E-Mail: kishore at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Dr. Jisha Chandran obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam. Her thesis work explored the mechanisms of gas phase fragmentation of small molecules. She also applied high resolution mass spectrometry for structural elucidation of oxidatively-modified DNA and contaminants like bisphenols. After completing her Ph.D. thesis, she developed mass spectrometry-based assays for antimicrobial residues in milk and studied toxicity of glyphosate at Yenepoya University in Mangalore. At IOB, Jisha is involved in developing and applying metabolomics and lipidomics methods to studying a variety of diseases. She is also employing glycoproteomics for biomarker studies.

E-Mail: jisha at ibioinformatics dot org

 

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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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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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

 
 
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

 
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

 
Firdous Ahmad 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

 
Neelam Antil obtained her M.Sc. degree from Centre of Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University. She worked on projects entitled "Characterization of Antimicrobial Compounds of Plants and Bacteria" at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and "Inter Institutional Program for Maternal, Neonatal and Infant Sciences: A translational approach to studying preterm birth" at UNESCO- Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad prior to joining IOB. She is funded by Junior Research Fellow from UGC, Government of India. Currently she is involved in proteomic analysis of neurological disorders and also proteome map of human brain at IOB and NIMHANS-IOB laboratory.

E-Mail: neelam at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Neha S. Joshi obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Pune University where she worked on analysis and characterization of serum biomarkers in ectopic pregnancy. Subsequently, she worked as a Research Intern at Lupin Biotech where she carried out analysis and characterization of biosimilars using HPLC and LC-MS techniques. At IOB, she is involved in mass spectrometry-based proteomics analysis for identification of cancer biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets.

E-Mail: neha at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Irene A. George obtained her dual degree of BS-MS in Biological Sciences from IISER Thiruvananthapuram. As a part of her Master’s project, she worked on "Complementation study of cultivated and wild type legume (Cajanus and Cicer) CENH3 in Arabidopsis thaliana" at IISER Thiruvananthapuram. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. She is currently involved in proteomic and phosphoproteomic analysis of cervical cancer.

E-Mail: irene at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Janani Sambath obtained her M.Tech. degree in Computational biology from Centre for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University. She worked on “Structural and Inhibitory perspective of Dengue NS2B-NS3 protease” as part of her M.Tech. project at Centre for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University. She is currently involved in analysis of high-throughput genomic data obtained from NextGen sequencing platforms.

E-Mail: janani at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Vivek Ghose obtained his M.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Tezpur University. He worked as a Junior Research Fellow at Advanced Level Institutional Biotech Hub in Goalpara in Assam on evaluation of physicochemical and nutritional properties of locally grown rice varieties. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from DBT, Government of India. At IOB, he is involved with mass spectrometry-based proteomics studies to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets in a variety of human diseases.

E-Mail: vivek at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Bhushan B. Burkul obtained his M.Pharm degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Pune University. As a part of his dissertation, he worked on ‘Identification of plant metabolites (Celastrus paniculatus) by mass spectrometry and their pharmacological evaluation’ at National Chemical Laboratory in Pune. Subsequently, he worked as a Junior Research Fellow at National Chemical Laboratory where he carried out proteomics study using high resolution mass spectrometry. At IOB, he is involved in mass spectrometry-based proteomics studies to identify biomarkers of cancer and other diseases.

E-Mail: bhushan at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Suraj Kumar Acharya obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore. As part of his M.Sc. project at Centre of Biomedical Medical Research, VIT, he worked on the investigation of different urinary proteins interacting with calcium oxalate monohydrate crystals. Prior to joining IOB, he worked at GROW laboratory, Narayana Nethralaya to detect the levels of dopamine in tear samples from a myopic cohort and to investigate altered levels of soluble factors in tear and plasma samples of patients with various corneal and retinal disorders using flow cytometry. He is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from DBT, Government of India.. Currently, he is working on analysis of mutational hotspots in several human diseases from large-scale genomic studies.

E-Mail: suraj at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Sharath Kumar Goud obtained his M.Sc. degree in Animal Biochemistry from ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana. He worked on the expression analysis of dioxins present in milk on 3D cultured buffalo hepatocyte spheroids for developing liver cell-based biosensors for detection of dioxins in milk as part of his M.Sc. project. Prior to joining IOB, he was working as a Senior Research Fellow under the project entitled ‘’Development of a rapid and robust high throughput reporter cell-based bioassay for detection of xenobiotics in milk” at the Nuclear Receptor Biology laboratory, Special Centre for Molecular Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is funded by the Junior Research Fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. At IOB, he is working on analysis of next generation sequencing data in the context of a number of clinical disorders.

E-Mail: sharath at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Sandhya Krishnan obtained her M.Sc. degree in medical laboratory technology from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Subsequently, she joined as a Junior Research Fellow at the Aravind Medical Research Foundation in Madurai where she studied mycotic keratitis to identify biomarkers in tears a using proteomics approach. She is currently involved in studying genomics and proteomics of neurological disorders.

E-Mail: sandhya at ibioinformatics dot org