Alumni: PhD

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Saikat Chakrabarti

Term at NCBS: 1999-2004 (PhD student)
Current position: Professor and Senior Principal Scientist @ CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
Research interests: Computational systems biology, Multi-omics data integration and Network biology analysis, Deep learning aided precision oncology based biomarker detection, Computational drug screening and Experimental characterization of the drug targets, Medical image analysis based diagnostics systems

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Anirban Bhaduri

Term at NCBS: 2000-2004 (PhD student)
Current position: Head of Data Sciences, Technology Liaison Leader (Tata Chemicals)
Research interests: Machine learning for biological systems, Clinical Informatics, OMICS 

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Chilamakuri Chandra Sekhar Reddy

Term at NCBS: 2004-2009 (PhD student)
Current position: Senior Computational Biologist, CRUKCI, University of Cambridge
Research interests: Cancer genomics, Machine learning, Single cell omics, data visualization, applied statistics 

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K. Kanagarajadurai

Term at NCBS: 2005-2010 (Ph.D Student)
Current positions: Assistant Professor, Veterinary University Training and Diagnostic Centre, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Thiruparankundram, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Research interests: Structural bioinformatics - protein structure analysis, protein sequence analysis, modeling, docking, drug designing and dynamics

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Mahantesha Naika B.N.

Term at NCBS: 2009-2013 (PhD student), 2013-2014 (Post Doctoral Fellow)
Current positions: Assistant Professor, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
Research interests: Stress responsive genes identification and validation, omics and anti-pathogenic studies using medicinal plants, marker assisted breeding

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Pritha Ghosh

Term at NCBS: 2012-2016 (PhD student), 2016-2017 (Postdoctoral fellow)
Current position: Senior Research Scientist, nference Labs Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
Research interests: RNA-protein interactions, sequence comparisons, structural modelling

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Snehal Karpe

Term at NCBS: 2012-2018 (PhD student), Aug 2018 - Jan 2019 (Joint postdoc with Prof. Sowdhamini and Prof. Axel Brockmann)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow – Bioinformatician, Institut Jules Bordet, ULB, Brussels, Belgium 
Research interests: Omics, Genome assembly-annotation, Structural modelling

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Harini Krishnan

Term at NCBS: 2010-2015 (PhD student)
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow - Prof. Raghu Padinjat's lab, NCBS
Research interests: Modelling odor map of olfactory receptors, evolution of a lipid kinase using fruit fly as a model system 

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Teerna Bhattacharya

Term at NCBS: 2015-2021
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bond group, Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin, Ireland
Research interests: proteins mutated in human diseases, protein interactions, structural bioinformatics, mass spectrometry, biochemistry 

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Neha Kalmankar

Term at NCBS: 2016-2021 (PhD student)
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. of Oxford
Research interests: Native mass-spectrometry, membrane proteins, GPCRs signaling, structural bioinformatics, proteomics, transcriptomics

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Souradeep Sarkar

Term at NCBS: 2015-2021 (PhD Student, co-supervised by Das Palakodeti at InStem)
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Dept of Bioengineering, Stanford University
Research interests: Evolution of organismal regeneration, ECM mediated cell fate establishment

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Parantu K Shah

Term at NCBS: 1998-2001, MSC student
Current position: Associate Director of Bioinformatics, EMD Serono/Merck KGaA of Darmstadt 
Research interests: Drug Discovery and Development, AI/Machine Learning, data integration, oncogenomics , text-mining

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Anupam Nath Jha

Term at NCBS: Postdoctoral Fellow (2011)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
Research interests: Computational Biophysics, Structural Bioinformatics, Systems Biology

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Sajeevan R S

Term at NCBS: National Postdoctoral fellow (N-PDF, 2017-2019)
Current position: Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
Research interests: Abiotic and Biotic stress tolerance, Functional Genomics, Plant morphogenesis, Computational biology

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Swapnil Mahajan

Term at NCBS: Junior Research Fellow (Aug 2009 - Sep 2010)
Current position: Co-founder and CTO, DeepKnomics Labs Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore
Research interests: Immunoinformatics, Immuno-oncology, Genomics, AI/ML

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Ashwin Vargheese

Term at NCBS: 2014-2015 (Trainee)
Current positions: PhD scholar (Photoboost), Universitat de Lleida, Spain
Research interests: Photosynthesis, pathway engineering, multigene transformation

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Nithin Ravooru

Term at NCBS: 2014-2015 (Trainee - Bachelor Thesis Project and Project Associate)
Current positions: Clinical Informatics Scientist at Invitae, USA
Research interests: Clinical and Health Informatics, Genomics

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Sowmya Indrakumar

Term at NCBS: Summer intern (May-July 2013, May-July 2015), BSc (honors) thesis project (2014- 2015) and MS thesis project (2015-2016)
Current position: Applications engineer at Siemens Industry Software Netherlands B.V., Netherlands
Research interests: Multiscale molecular modeling, protein modeling, biologics, structural bioinformatics, material design

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Smit Goswami

Term at NCBS: 2017 (Summer Intern), 2018 (Dissertation Student)
Current positions: Executive Scientist, INTAS Pharmaceutical Ltd., Ahmedabad
Research interests: Molecular biology, Plasma Therapy, Structural biology

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Sathish Kumar M

Term at NCBS: Jan 2015- June 2015 (Dissertation)
Current Position: ICMR SRF, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli
Research interest: Structural Bioinformatics

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Rajas M Rao

Term at NCBS: Jan 2015-Jan 2016 (Dissertation project intern), Aug-Sept 2019 (visiting fellow)
Current position: Postdoc at Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Research interests: Molecular Modelling, Glycobiology, Protein Dynamics, Evolutionary Biology

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Manjunath R

Term at NCBS: 2015-2016 (Trainee)
Current position: Research associate, Rallis India Limited, Bengaluru
Research interests: Plant Transgenesis, Epigenetics, Biosimilars

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A. Gandhimathi

Term at NCBS: 2010-2014 (PhD student), 2014-2018 (Postdoctoral fellow)
Current position: Customer Success Manager, Elucidata Corporation, Bangalore
Research interests: Genomics, structure based drug design, Protein-protein interactions

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Shaik Naseer Pasha

Term at NCBS: 2010 - 2011 (JRF), 2012 - 2016 (PhD) and 2017 - 2019 (Research Associate)
Current positions: Senior Scientist - Computational Biologist, Avesthagen Limited, Bangalore
Research interests: Multi-omics data integration, clinical informatics, structural biology and decision analytics 

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Oommen K. Mathew

Term at NCBS: 2012-2016 (PhD student and Software system admin), 2016-2017 (Postdoctoral fellow)
Current positions: (1.) Senior Scientist and head - Computational Genomics, AgriGenome Labs Pvt. Ltd., Kochi (2.) Adjunct faculty and research guide at Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kottayam (3.) Research guide at Charotar University of Science and Technology, Gujarat 
Research interests: Computational Genomics, Computational proteomics, protein-protein interactions, metagenomics, web servers and databases

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Mahita Jarjapu

Term at NCBS: 2012-2017 (PhD student), 2017-mid 2018 (Bridging Postdoctoral Fellow)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow advised by Prof. Bjoern Peters, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, California, USA
Research interests: Structural Bioinformatics, Computational and Systems Immunology, Antigen-Antibody Interactions, Machine Learning


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