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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. 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. 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.

E-Mail: rangiah at ibioinformatics dot org

 

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.
E-Mail: seetaram 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. 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. 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. 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

 
Dr. Aravind K. Bandari 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 focused on the genomics of inherited immune disorders using next generation sequencing. He is currently involved in exploring genomic and proteomics approaches to study infectious diseases such as tuberculosis as well as genetic disorders.

E-Mail: aravind at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Dr. Nupur S. Munjal obtained her Ph.D. degree Jaypee University of Information Technology in Waknaghat, India. She carried out her thesis work on the formation of quantitative structure-property relationship models for solubility prediction of paclitaxel prodrug. At IOB, she is involved in analysis of omics data to study signaling pathways in various human diseases.

E-Mail: nupur at ibioinformatics dot org

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

E-Mail: anil at ibioinformatics dot org

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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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Pradeep Phule obtained his M.Sc. degree in Bioinformatics from MGM Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He worked as a research associate in the genetic marker technology laboratory at Bejo Sheetal Seeds in Jalna. He worked as a Junior Research Fellow in the DBT sponsored project “Discovery and mapping of SNPs associated with biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in Jatropha curcas” at KETs Research Center in Mumbai. Subsequently, he joined a Marie Curie early-stage research fellow under the QuantFung project at Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany. At IOB, he is working on multi-omics approaches focusing on human disorders and microbes.

E-Mail: pradeep at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Kruthika Prasanna Biderahalli obtained her M.Tech degree in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in Vellore. As part of her M.Tech project at VIT, she studied the phytoremediation potential of Brassica juncea (mustard) and Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) plants using tannery effluents containing heavy metals. Prior to joining IOB, she worked at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad on the mitochondrial genome of a critically endangered species belonging to the Artiodactyla order. Currently, she is working on isolating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from whole blood samples.

E-Mail: kruthika 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 Kasaba 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

 
Vineet Kumar Upadhayay obtained his M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Jiwaji University in Gwalior. He worked on bioinformatics and genomics of plant serpins and novel coronavirus as a part of his M.Sc. project. At IOB, he is involved in bioinformatics and genomics of human diseases.

E-Mail: vineet at ibioinformatics dot org

 
Pooja Pravinbabu obtained her M.Sc. degree in Human Disease Genetics from the Center for Human Genetics in Bangalore. She worked on the transcriptome analysis of epidermolysis bullosa to identify differentially regulated molecules in wound healing pathway. She has also studied the structural effects of the mutations found in COL7A1 and linking it with phenotype severity of patients with epidermolysis bullosa. She is involved in the genomic analysis of neurological disorders.

E-Mail: pooja at ibioinformatics dot org