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IOB TEAM
       
 

People from varied background including Bioinformaticists, Physicians, Pathologists, Biotechnologists, Microbiologists, Molecular Biologists, Chemists, 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. Kannan Rangiah obtained his Ph.D. from International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi followed by postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. During his postdoctoral training, he learned advanced liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry techniques for proteomics and metabolomics research. He applied these techniques to discover colon cancer biomarkers using SILAC approach, quantified nicotine metabolites in urine to correlate with lung cancer, quantified estrogen metabolites from post-menopausal women for breast cancer biomarkers and quantified oxidative modifications of apolipoprotein A1 from sera to correlate with cardiovascular disease. Thereafter, he joined Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), NCBS campus in Bangalore and established LC-MS based metabolomics platforms to do both targeted and untargeted analysis. He established a workflow for untargeted metabolomics using high resolution mass spectrometry. Subsequently, he joined Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore where he established LC-MS based methods to quantify micro and macronutrients from human milk and sera, vitamins from functional food spirulina, formaldehyde/mycotoxins contamination in animal milk and acrylamide content in fried foods. At, IOB he is interested in quantifying metabolites from biological fluids to do metabotyping of individuals to apply towards personalized/precision medicine.
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Dr. Seetaramanjaneyulu Gundimeda obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Osmania University in Hyderabad where he carried out structural characterization of biologically important diastereomeric compounds using mass spectrometry. Subsequently, he pursued his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Gennaro De Libero at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland where he identified novel antigenic lipids. After returning to India, he joined Agilent Technologies where he worked on targeted and global metabolomics in a variety of settings. At IOB, he is using his expertise in developing and validating HPLC/GC/IC methods to identify metabolomic and lipidomic alterations in a number of diseases.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Renu Verma obtained her Ph.D. from Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, USA. She has over ten years of experience in infectious disease research with a focus on tuberculosis (TB) including design and testing of novel methods for point-of-care diagnostics, pathogen detection, transmission surveillance, and personalizing TB treatment. As a member of Jason Andrews' lab during her postdoctoral fellowship, she collaborated with Cepheid to develop a cartridge-based pharmacogenomic assay for personalized isoniazid therapy. She has also worked with Illumina and Nanopore sequencing technologies for sequencing of respiratory pathogens.She is a recipient of prestigious Ramalingaswami Fellowship awarded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. At IOB, she is focusing on the use of next generation sequencing, proteomics and metabolomics to improve diagnosis and treatment of TB.

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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.
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Dr. Sridhar Chinthakindi obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from Bharathiar University in Coimbatore during which he developed novel sample extraction methods for environmental markers of toxic chemicals by GC-MS. Subsequently, he joined GVK Biosciences in Hyderabad where he used LC-MS to characterize new chemical entities (NCEs). Subsequently, he pursued postdoctoral training at NYU School of Medicine in New York, USA in the laboratory of Dr. Kurunthachalam Kannan where he established LC-MS/MS-based assays for endocrine disruptive chemicals (EDCs), environmental phenols, and pesticides in addition to methods for carcinogenic aromatic amines and their derivatives. At IOB, he is involved in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and lipidomics studies.

E-Mail: sridhar at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. Karthick Vasudevan obtained his Ph.D. from Vellore Institute of Technology in Vellore and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong and at Christian Medical College in Vellore, where he used computational biology to investigate molecular mechanisms of cancer drug resistance and antimicrobial resistance from multi-omics datasets. Most recently, he was an Associate Professor at REVA University in Bangalore where he combined transcriptomics with machine learning approaches for cancer epitope prediction. At IOB, he is applying computational approaches to infectious diseases and is developing machine learning models for lineage prediction of microbes.

E-Mail: karthick 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. 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. 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 developing methods for glycoproteomics and glycan analysis and applying them to study congenital disorders of glycosylation. He is also employing multi-Omics approaches to studying other genetic disorders.

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

 
Dr. Gunveen S. Sachdeva obtained his M.B.B.S. and completed his M.D. in Pathology from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune, India. He served as a primary care physician in the Indian Armed Forces and after his specialty training in Pathology, he worked as a Senior Resident in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He is currently working on applying genomic and proteomic approaches in analysis of hemoglobinopathies, mitochondrial disorders and cancer. He is developing methods for MALDI-imaging for spatial pathology and laser capture microdissection of formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue sections for studying a variety of disorders. He is also involved in investigating the glycoproteome in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation.

E-Mail: gunveen at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Dr. Shruthi Vasanthaiah obtained her M.B.B.S. degree from Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences in Raichur, India and completed her M.D. in Microbiology from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Pondicherry. She worked as Senior Resident at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute (SGPGI) in Lucknow before joining as an Assistant Professor and Deputy Quality Manager at Father Muller Medical College in Mangalore. She obtained her professional certification in Bio Risk Management from IFBA, Canada after which she also served as a Biosafety Officer as well at Father Muller Medical College. At IOB, her work is focussed on molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases and the microbiome.

E-Mail: shruthi_vasanthaiah at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Dr. Priyanka Yadav obtained her Ph.D. in microbiology from Central University Rajasthan in Ajmer, India. Her Ph.D. research work primarily focused on E. coli and One Health, encompassing the emerging discipline of antimicrobial resistance, food safety, and human/animal health related to drug-resistant pathogenic E. coli strains. She was a junior research fellow in a DST-SERB funded project on analysis of animal microbiomes using both culture-dependent and independent techniques. At IOB, she is involved in developing custom Nanopore sequencing panels to detect pharmacogenomic markers for MDR and XDR TB and methods for direct detection of drug-resistant TB from clinical specimens.

E-Mail: priyanka 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 Masters 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

 
Riyanka Kumari obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Jamia Hamdard in New Delhi where she worked on gene expression analysis of tetrahydroalstonine synthase (THAS) gene in Rauwolfia serpentina and Rauwolfia tetraphylla. She is funded by a Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR, Government of India. At IOB, she is involved in studying genomics and functional analysis of mutations in neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA).

E-Mail: riyanka at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Prashant Phulpagar obtained M.Sc. and M.Tech degrees in Biotechnology from Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at Savitribai Phule Pune University in Pune. For M.Sc. dissertation project, he worked on a project investigating the evolution and expression of miRNAs in plants and later as a part of his M.Tech project, he was involved in designing a system for targeted delivery of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles in the osteoporotic bone. He was employed as Junior Research Fellow at National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune and worked on deciphering the roles of altered miRNAs in glioblastoma cell lines and the roles of extracellular vesicles mediated angiogenesis in glioma stem cells. At IOB, he is studying genomics based functional analysis of candidate genes in movement disorders.

E-Mail: prashantp at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Gowrang K. Manjunath obtained his M.Sc. degree in Medical Science with main field of study as Infection Biology from Uppsala University, Sweden. He worked on detection of microorganisms in ticks collected from Urban and Peri-urban regions of Bangalore as his M.Sc. project. At IOB, he is working on developing bioinformatics and genomics pipelines for analysis of human diseases.

E-Mail: gowrang at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Shreya Parthasarathi obtained her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Bioinformatics Centre at Pune University where she worked on developing models for prediction of immunoproteasome cleavage sites in proteins using machine learning-based approaches. At IOB she is involved in the analysis of omics datasets to study aberrations in signaling pathways across tumor types.

E-Mail: shreya at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Disha Nashier obtained her M.Sc. degree in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics from Panjab University in Chandigarh where she worked on in silico analysis of miRNA-mediated vascular endothelial growth factor regulation in diabetic nephropathy. At IOB, she is working on developing bioinformatics and genomics pipelines for analysis of Omics datasets for a variety of human diseases.

E-Mail: disha at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Babul Pradhan obtained his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Centre for Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University where he worked on discovering potential inhibitors from Indian medicinal plants against two non-structural proteins of SARS-CoV-2. At IOB, he is involved in next generation sequencing and multi-omics-based studies for analysis of genetic causes of dystonia.

E-Mail: babul at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Sruthi Sasidharan obtained her M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Bharathiar University in Coimbatore. She worked on characterization of VP6 genes from rotaviral strains at National Institute of Virology, Pune. At IOB, she is involved in mass spectrometry based lipidomics and proteomic studies.

E-Mail: sruthi_sasidharan at ibioinformatics dot org

 
John Philip George obtained his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Bioinformatics Centre at Pune University where he worked on miRNA dysregulation in colon cancer. Subsequently, he worked as a lecturer in Ahmednagar College in Ahmednagar. At IOB, he is involved in the analysis of multi-omics data in various human diseases.

E-Mail: john at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Kiran Bharat Gaikwad obtained her M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from Bioinformatics Centre at Pune University where she worked on analyzing effects of various chalcone compounds for inhibition of beta-glucuronidase using molecular docking and dynamic simulations-based approach. Subsequently, she worked as a Bioinformatician Quality Analyst at PierianDx, a clinical genomics company in Pune. At IOB, she is involved in analysis of multi-omics data in a variety of human diseases.

E-Mail: kiran_gaikwad at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Omkar Surendra Khade obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from University of Mumbai. He characterized bioactive compounds from Indian berries and tested their activity on probiotic Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium species and cell lines as a part the project entitled Targeting improved gut health with Indian Berries/pseudo berries as a source of prebiotics and nutraceuticals at CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore. At IOB, he is involved in mass spectrometry-based Omics research.

E-Mail: omkar at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Mona Rastogi obtained her M. Tech. degree in Bioinformatics from Central university of Hyderabad where she worked on the comparison of mutations in ORF1ab regions involved in transcription, backtracking, and proofreading complex of delta and omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2. At IOB, she is involved in multi-omics-based studies for analysis of spinocerebellar ataxia.

E-Mail: mona at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Prachi Sandeep Oza obtained her M.Sc. degree in Human Genetics from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar where she worked on determination of risk factors associated with esophageal cancer in adults. At IOB, she is focusing on elucidation of the genetics and genomic analysis of the common congenital heart defects.

E-Mail: prachi at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Srijon Munshi obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from the School of Biotechnology at Madurai Kamaraj University where he worked on hairpin cloning of Calcineurin gene for gene silencing studies in Rhizoctonia solani. At IOB, he is involved in functional investigation of neurodevelopmental disorders.

E-Mail: srijon at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Saniha Sabu obtained her M.Sc. degree in Human Disease Genetics from Centre for Human Genetics in Bangalore where she was involved in establishing an MLPA-based diagnostic facility for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Subsequently, she worked as a Research Assistant at Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology in Bangalore to identify and validate urinary protein biomarkers in preterm neonates for the diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity. At IOB, she is involved in multi-Omics based studies on inherited genetic disorders.

E-Mail: saniha at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Hariprabu K. Gopal obtained his M.Tech degree in Biopharmaceutical Technology from Anna University in Chennai where he studied metabolomics and proteomics of sprouting and intussusceptive angiogenesis in tumor conditions using the chicken chorioallantoic membrane model. He is experienced in handling zebrafish animal models to assess bone regeneration activity. At IOB, he is engaged in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and proteomics analyses of various genetic disorders.

E-Mail: hariprabu at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Radhika Kawathe obtained her M.Sc. degree in Medical Biotechnology from Bharati Vidyapeeth in Pune. She worked as Junior Research Fellow at the Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Center in Pune where she worked on various cancer cell lines and handled zebrafish model for drug toxicity analysis. She also employed gas chromatography for analysis of fatty acids. At IOB, she is engaged in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and proteomics analyses of various genetic disorders.

E-Mail: radhika at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Mangesh Rajguru obtained his M.Sc. degree in biotechnology from Savitribai Phule Pune University where he worked on the isolation and characterization of amylase inhibitors from chickpea samples. Subsequently, he was an Assistant Professor at Ahmednagar College in Ahmednagar. He has worked on the exploration of the genetic diversity of extant planktonic Foraminifera as a Junior Research Fellow at Agharkar Research Institute in Pune. He participated in the Southern Ocean/Antarctic Water Expedition (SOE-11) organized by National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research in Goa and the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. At IOB, he is involved in various genomics and multi-omics projects focusing on marine and aquatic species.

E-Mail: mangesh at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Vishnu N. Radhakrishnan obtained his M.Sc. degree in chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala where he worked on the ESI-CID mass spectral characterization of the cross links of thymine formed by one electron oxidation using a QTOF mass spectrometer. Subsequently, he worked as a Scientific Assistant at Mahatma Gandhi University for five years where he was responsible for a confocal Raman microscope with AFM and fluorescence spectroscopy. Most recently, he was involved in method development, installation and maintenance of Shimadzu HPLC and LC-MS instruments at Spincotech Private Limited in Chennai. At IOB, he is engaged in mass spectrometry-based clinical assay development for analysis of various genetic disorders.

E-Mail: vishnu at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Parthasarathy Ponnusamy obtained his M.Sc. degree in genomics from Madurai Kamaraj University where he examined the impact of a PTEN inhibitor on hepatotoxicity and explored its potential as a therapeutic drug. Additionally, he worked as an intern at ICMR-NIRTH in Jabalpur where performed comparative genomics of NAT1 gene across 39 taxa to study the evolutionary patterns in NAT1 gene involved in drug detoxification. At IOB, he is using mass spectrometry and nanopore sequencing-based technologies to develop point-of-care diagnostics for tuberculosis.

E-Mail: parthasarathy at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Aishwarya S. Babu obtained her M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore where she investigated the enzyme inhibitory properties of Canthium coramandelicum leaf extract on yeast mutants and studied their antibacterial properties on bacteria. At IOB, she is involved in studying the burden of tuberculosis and its transmission and spillover in indigenous tribal communities in the state of Karnataka. She is also involved in validating a Nanopore sequencing-based panel to detect drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

E-Mail: aishwarya at ibioinformatics dot org