Akhilesh Pandey, M.D., Ph.D.

At Mayo Clinic

Xinyan Wu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, he was an Instructor in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins. He obtained his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Shanghai Institute of Hematology Shanghai Second Medical University. Subsequently he joined Dr. Sara Sukumar’s lab to study breast cancer biology as a postdoctoral fellow at the Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research interest is using mass spectrometry based proteomics, molecular and cellular biology approaches to study cancer signaling and identify novel therapeutic targets with a particular focus on breast cancer.
E-mail: wu.xinyan AT mayo DOT edu

Santosh Renuse, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India. He is applying Fourier transform mass spectrometry for top-down proteomics and for optimizing methods for studying multiple post-translational modifications. He is also analyzing signaling pathways using quantitative phosphoproteomics.
E-mail: renuse.santosh AT mayo DOT edu

Seul Kee Byeon, Ph.D. obtained her Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from Yonsei University, South Korea. Her research was focused on using flow field-flow fractionation and LC-MS for analysis of lipids from various biological samples including plasma, urine, and tissues. She is currently working in the Pandey Lab as a joint postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Abhay Moghekar in the Department of Neurology for proteomic analysis of various neurological disorders and to develop and apply novel methodologies for proteome and lipidome analysis.
E-mail: byeon.seulkee AT mayo DOT edu

Savita Udainiya, Ph.D. obtained her Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India where she investigated molecular mechanisms of metastasis in cancer. Subsequently, she worked at Syngene International in Bangalore, India where she was involved in developing cell-based assays and screening of compounds. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow funded by the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and is investigating signaling pathways in cancer using the CRISPR/Cas9 system and BioID with Biotinylation Site Identification Technology (BioSITe).
E-mail: udainiya.savita AT mayo DOT edu

Mayank Saraswat, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree from Dublin City University in Dublic, Ireland. Prior to joining Pandey lab he was a Senior Postdoctoral Scientist at University of Helsinki /HUSLAB using proteomics, glycoproteomics approaches to discover glycobiomarkers. His work focuses on developing methods for glycoproteomics and exosome characterization using Mass spectrometry based proteomics.
E-mail: saraswat.mayank AT mayo DOT edu

Dong-Gi Mun, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the Korea University, South Korea. His current research interest is in development of novel analytical methodologies for comprehensive proteome profiling from various clinical samples including tissues and body fluids. He is also working on developing mass spectrometry-based clinical assay for prediction, diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression.
E-mail: mun.dong-gi AT mayo DOT edu

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 pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore, India. He is currently working on computational analysis and interpretation of proteomics and next-generation sequencing data.
E-mail: madugundu.anil AT mayo DOT edu

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: mangalaparthi.kiran AT mayo DOT edu

At Center for Molecular Medicine

Babylakshmi Muthusamy, Ph.D. 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

Anusha Uttarilli, Ph.D. 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

Gajanan J. Sathe, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Manipal, India for the work that he carried out at the Institute of Bioinformatics in Bangalore. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked on curcumin-induced signaling in head and neck cancer. He also worked in Dr. Akhilesh Pandey’s laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA on proteomic profiling of brain and cerebrospinal fluid for identification of biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. At IOB, he is employing cutting-edge mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies to discover biomarkers and therapeutic targets in a variety of human diseases.
E-mail: gajanan AT ibioinformatics DOT org

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

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

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

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