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Expert in Bioinformatics, Next-Generation Sequencing, SNP Analysis, Scientific Computing

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Summary of Expertise:

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The world of molecular biology is experiencing a deluge of quantitative data with the advent of new technologies such as high throughput sequencing, chromatin-immunoprecipitation sequencing, and RNA sequencing. New sequencing technologies are now producing sequence data at a very high rate, and this has created a greater need for bioinformatics tools to effectively organize and analyze the data.

One part of Expert's research is on correlating genotypes with phenotypes. He develops methods that can be used to associate a genotype (sequence data) with phenotype (physical traits) while taking the phylogenetic history of the organisms under consideration into account. In short, he is mining datasets of mutational history implied by phylogenetic trees for concurrent changes in phenotype and genotype among lineages to identify candidate loci for phenotypic traits. Another part of his research is related to finding binding sites for transcription factors that regulate gene activity and patterns between different transcription factor binding sites. The results of this can help elucidate regulatory networks in different cell types.


amino acid sequence




genetic sequencing






protein sequence database


RNA sequencing


amino acid analysis


clinical genetics


computational biology


computer algorithm optimization


medical genetics


nucleotide mapping

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2007   PhD   Bioinformatics/Physics   The Ohio State University  
2004   Master of Science   Physics   The Ohio State University  
1999   Bachelor of Technology   Engineering Physics   Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to




Center of Excellence in Epigenetics




Handling bioinformatics queries and developing workflows for next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis for the Center of Excellence in Epigenetics. In particular, developing pipelines for analysis of transcription factor and histone modification Chip-seq, RNA-seq, and whole genome next generation sequencing. Collaborating with other academic and industry researchers. In detail: • Developed algorithms and workflows for NGS data analysis particularly assembly of genomes, ChIP-seq, and RNA-seq • Developed an algorithm (GePhCorT) for finding genomic regions associated with a phenotype and tested it with HDL Cholesterol levels in mice. • Analyzed the evolution MADF-BESS gene family in dipterans and its expansion in Drosophila (Genetics, 2014) • Developed databases for querying and displaying biological data, among them, development of a Human Histone database (Nucleic Acids Research, 2012) • Collaborating with Persistent Systems Limited on development of SanGenix, a user friendly Next Generation Sequencing data analysis suite • Organized a hands-on workshop on Next Generation Sequencing data analysis • Part of the IISER Information Technology committee which sets policy on use of IT resources in the campus

Career Accomplishments:

American Physical Society

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 3 first-author publications and 7 co-authored peer-review publications in bioinformatics and computational biology.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Infection, Genetics and Evolution  
 - Cladistics  
 - Bioinformatics  
 - Systematic Biology  
 - Physical Review E, Statistical and Nonlinear Soft Matter Physics  

Consulting Services:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2007   USA   Working as a teaching assistant in Physics, Expert took lectures as well as conducted labs for undergraduate pre-medical and pre-engineering courses. His teaching was widely appreciated and his reviews were excellent.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
A good overview of industry trends in the bioinformatics and computational biology space, especially related to upcoming software as well as hardware required for different tasks and hos they may scale in the coming years.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Conducted two courses for large undergraduate classes. One a general course on Introduction to Computation and another a course on Scientific Computing.

Organized a workshop on Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics

Taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Participated in various computer hardware sourcing for IISER Pune, in particular for a cluster solution for a 7 TFlop cluster and for High performance general purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) machines.


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