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IOB TEAM
       
 

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

Meet the IOB team of Researchers and Collaborators

 
 
Researchers

Dr. Ravi Sirdeshmukh obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad - a premier national laboratory. 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. 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, first as a Postdoctoral fellow and was later promoted as an Instructor. At IOB she has established a research program on molecular dissection of oral cancer and her research focuses on molecular genetics and proteomic alterations that drives the progression of different types of cancer associated with tobacco. This includes head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), esophageal and lung cancer. She is specifically interested in the molecular epidemiology of tobacco-induced cancers and the link between tobacco use and mutations or proteomic alterations of critical oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes.

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Dr. T. S. Keshava Prasad is a recipient of Young Investigator Award from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. His research group is now increasingly focusing on infectious diseases, human pathogens and vectors of human diseases. 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 vector mosquitoes such as Anopheles stephensi and Aedes aegypti. 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 Proteomics, PLOS One, Journal of Proteomics, Proteomics , Trends in Molecular Medicine, Genomics, BMC Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, BBA - Proteins and Proteomics, Database (Oxford Journal), DNA Research, Bioinformatics and Biology Insights, Indian Journal of Medical Research , Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, International 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. 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. Rajendra Prasad Gajula obtained his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the National Centre for Cell Science, a premier national institute in Pune, India. Subsequently, he joined the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA as a postdoctoral fellow where he investigated the role of PAK1 kinase in DNA damage repair. He then moved to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA where he studied mechanisms of metastasis in prostate cancer. He was a junior faculty member at Washington State University in Spokane, USA before moving to the Institute of Bioinformatics. He is currently using CRISPR/Cas9 system to study mechanisms of oncogenesis by cancer driver genes.

E-mail: rajendra at ibioinformatics dot org

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

E-mail : krishna at ibioinformatics dot org

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Dr. 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. Following her Ph.D., she joined IOB as DBT postdoctoral fellow under Dr. Akhilesh Pandey. She is a recipient of Thermo Global Science Alliance Scholar award. During her postdoctoral tenure at IOB, she worked on identifying tobacco-induced signalling pathways in esophageal cancer using proteomic approaches. She is a recipient of Young investigator grant from DST and is presently using CRISPR/Cas9 and proximity-based biotinylation (BioID) system to investigate activated signaling pathways in cancer.

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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. Jyoti Sharma obtained her Ph.D. degree from Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore and Manipal University, Manipal, India. She carried out her thesis work on computational analysis of proteomic data to study protein post-translational modifications and signaling pathways. She is currently involved in genomic and proteomic data analysis.

E-Mail: jyoti 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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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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Dr. Tejaswini Subbannayya obtained her Ph.D. degree from Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore and Amrita University, Kollam. Her thesis work involved the proteomic analysis of gallbladder cancer to identify targets for therapy. She has experience in animal cell culture, molecular biology techniques, signal transduction pathways, analysis of mass spectrometry data and proteogenomic data analysis. Currently, she is involved in studying aberrantly activated pathways in gallbladder cancer and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

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

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 Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University. She worked on genomic and proteomic data analysis at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore, prior to joining IOB. She was funded by UGC, Government of India during her Ph.D. tenure at IOB. At IOB, she worked on vector biology and infectious disease-related projects including proteogenomics of An. stephensi, proteomic analysis of body fluids to study the host responses in infectious diseases such as chikungunya, meningitis and rabies. During her tenure at Dr. Akhilesh Pandey's laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, she employed technologies such as CRISPR-cas9 to produce gene knockouts and BioID to study the interactome of proteins. She has established and employed next generation sequencing technology in identification and determination of drug resistance of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis at Pandey lab. She is currently continuing her work on infectious diseases at the Center for Molecular Medicine at NIMHANS, under the guidance of Dr. Akhilesh Pandey.

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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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.

E-Mail: jayshree at ibioinformatics dot org

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

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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

 
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 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

 
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

 
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

 

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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