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Binaya Ranjan (Binay) Panda
Binay studied, lived, and worked in the UK, USA, and Japan before moving back to India. Binay received his Doctorate Degree from the University of Oxford, UK, Post-Doctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA, with a Fellowship from the American Cancer Society, and was a Visiting Researcher of Genome Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He was also a Visiting Professor at DTU, Denmark. Binay taught Microarrays and Molecular Diagnostics courses at the University of California, Santa Cruz extension. Binay is a fellow of ASAPbio for the year 2024. 

Binay likes cycling (long distance) and carpentry. 

Mohit Garg

Mohit is a Ph.D. student in the group with joint supervision (primary supervisor - Pawan Dhar). Mohit completed his Bachelor's and Master's degree in biological science and biotechnology, respectively, from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Mohit is interested in exploring the non-expressing parts of simpler eukaryotes' genomes to make novel proteins. 


Mohit is interested in traveling to new places and playing badminton.

Sarah Rahman
Sarah is a Project Assistant in the lab. She did her schooling in Riyadh, KSA, Bachelor's in Biotechnology and Master's in Bioinformatics, both from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She is an aspiring bioinformatician and is currently working on developing tools for cross platform comparison of gene expression and methylation data. 

Sarah was an athlete and still likes to avidly participate in sports and team games.

Sarang Nayak

Sarang is a Ph.D. student in the group with joint supervision (primary supervisor - Pawan Dhar). Sarang completed his Bachelor's, Master's, and MPhil degrees in biological sciences/botany, all from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Sarang is interested in exploring non-expressing parts of prokaryotic genomes toward novel functions.


Sarang likes to ride motorbikes and watch movies.

Saroj Kumar
Saroj is a Project Associate in the lab. Saroj completed his M.Tech. in Computer Science and Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is interested in machine/deep learning methods related to image analysis and is currently working on a similar problem in the lab.

Others (coming soon)


Alumni (alphabetical, position in our lab and their current position)

  1. Abhishek Rath, Intern: IT Engineer, Cognizant, Pune, India.

  2. Adithya Pasupuleti, Intern: deceased*

  3. Aditya Singh, Junior Bioinformatics Associate: Data Analyst, Newzoo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  4. Anirudh Joshi, High School Intern: MS student, Stanford University, USA.

  5. Arjun A Rao, Intern: Research Specialist, University of California, San Francisco, USA.

  6. Arun H Hariharan, Research Associate: Laboratory Scientist, Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore, India.

  7. Avinash Gupta, M.Sc. student: Currently looking for a Ph.D. position.

  8. Bharatha Krishna, Junior Research Fellow: currently working in a hospital microbiology lab in Tamil Nadu, India.

  9. BL Manjunath, Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Associate Principal Scientist, Genotypic, Bangalore, India.

  10. Chetan Joshi, Bioinformatics Associate: current position unknown.

  11. Costerwell Khyriem, Bioinformatics Associate, Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, Vishuo BioMedical Pte. Ltd. Singapore.

  12. Debasis Panda, Intern: Scientist, Centre of Excellence for Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Department of Science & Technology, Kumin, Arunachal Pradesh.

  13. Deepak SA, Senior Post-Doctoral Scientist: Lead Scientist, Genomics, Agilent, Bangalore, India.

  14. Harikrishna, Operations Manager: Facility, Administration and Real Estate Head, Belong Technologies, Bangalore, India.

  15. Jamir Bagwan, Junior Research Fellow: Research Officer, SRL Diagnostics, Goregaon, Mumbai, India.

  16. Janani Hariharan, Junior Research Associate: Ph.D. student, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

  17. Jayalakshmi Nair, Research Associate: Currently in Leicester, UK looking for opportunities.

  18. Joshua Echebiri, Overseas Intern: NYU Grad Acting Class of 2020, New York, USA.

  19. Krishna Ramaswamy, Senior Scientist & Lab Manager: Life Sciences and Health IT Management Consultant, Mumbai, India.

  20. Kunal Dhas, Junior Research Associate: Senior Research Associate, Corteva Agriscience, Hyderabad, India.

  21. Linu Varghese, Research Associate: Scientist, Strand Life Science, Bangalore, India.

  22. Manisha Pareek, Junior Research Associate: currently taking a Break.

  23. Meghna Shankar, Intern: Ph.D. student, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

  24. Naveen Valivarthi, Research Associate: R&D Officer and Product Development Manager, Invision Medi Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India.

  25. Pooja Durgad G, Bioinformatics Assistant: working at Infosys, Bangalore, India.

  26. Prachi Jain, Bioinformatics Associate: currently taking a Break.

  27. Prakhar Gaur, Bioinformatics Associate: Senior Consultant for Data Science, Infosys, Bangalore, India.

  28. Priya Krithivasan, Junior Research Fellow: Bioinformatics Scientist, Covance, Redmond, WE, USA.

  29. Radhika Das Chakraborty, Scientist: Scientific Alliance and Project Manager, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Singapore.

  30. Raghu Chandramohan, Intern: PhD Student, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA.

  31. Rahul Bhardwaj, Intern: completing undergraduate degree in Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

  32. Rakshit Chowdhury, Bioinformatics Associate: Associate Market Development Manager, Qiagen, New Delhi, India.

  33. Rubina Shaikh, Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Marie Curie Fellow/Career Fit PLUS Fellow, TU Dublin, Ireland.

  34. Sai Vignesh, Intern: current position not known.

  35. Saurabh Gupta, Bioinformatics Associate: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Bradenburg, Germany.

  36. Sayak Das, M.Sc. student: Ph.D. student, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  37. Shruti Kane, Bioinformatics Associate: Ph.D. student, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.

  38. Srividya Vaidyanathan, Bioinformatics Assistant: Scientific Writing Lead at Indegene, India.

  39. Sudhanshu Paninee, M.Sc. student: preparing for competitive tests towards an administrative job.

  40. Suran Nambisan, Bioinformatics Associate: Ph.D. student at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Appl. Biotechnology, Bangalore, India.

  41. Swetansu Pattnaik, Senior Post-Doctoral Scientist: Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina, Sydney, Australia.

  42. Tapish Nandwana, Intern: Senior Credit Risk Analyst, Monedo Holding GmbH, Hamburg, Germany.

  43. Tarun Mishra, Intern: IT Engineer, Cognizant, Pune, India.

  44. Ujjwal Kumar, Intern: Master's student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  45. Udita Chandola, Bioinformatics Associate: Ph.D. Student, University of Nantes, Nantes, France.

  46. Vinayak Palve, Post-Doctoral Researcher: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, USA.

* Adithya passed away in a tragic bus accident in 28 February 2018. He was only 27 who came to us with high hope, energy and dedication to make meaningful social change to the world. We had kept in touch since he had left the lab, and I was looking forward to visit him and learn about his new venture. Unfortunately, that day never came. RIP.

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