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

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

Kiran K. Mangalaparthi, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Bioinformatics. After obtaining 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

Dr. Kishore Garapati obtained his MBBS degree from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune, India, and subsequently served in the Indian Navy as a primary care physician. After his service tenure, he enrolled in the joint IOB-MAHE Physician Scientist Training Program to pursue his passion for basic and translational research, and is exploring genomics and proteomics methods to improve diagnostic and therapeutic options in cancer and other diseases. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in characterizing rare diseases like congenital disorders of glycosylation at the molecular level.
E-mail: garapati.sriramkishore AT mayo DOT edu

Roman Zenka, M.S.

Roman Ženka obtained his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Charles University, Prague. After pursuing PhD in non-photorealistic rendering he joined Mayo Clinic as a programmer/analyst to support proteomics and genomics research from the IT side. He has recently started to participate in the Proteomics Core research efforts more directly, working on development of new data processing pipelines.
E-mail: zenka.roman AT mayo DOT edu

Jinyong Kim, Ph.D.

Jinyong Kim, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from Yonsei University, South Korea. His researches were focused on developing novel methods for advances in proteomic analysis using flow field-flow fractionation and LC-MS. His current research interest is to develop clinical assay for diagnosis of diseases by applying the cutting-edge proteomic and metabolomic methods to various biological samples.
E-mail: kim.jinyong AT mayo DOT edu

Husheng Ding, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. He obtained his Ph.D. in structural biology from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and completed his postdoctoral training in the Division of Oncology Research at Mayo Clinic. His current research interest is using proteomics, bioinformatics and cellular biology approaches to study post-translational modification, protein-protein interaction, kinase inhibitors, antibody therapeutics, signal transduction and biomarker. assays.
E-mail: ding.husheng AT mayo DOT edu

Li Wang, Ph.D. obtained her Ph.D. of Pharmacology from Southern Medical University, China. She is currently working in Dr. Pandey’s Lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Her research focuses on using molecular, cellular biology techniques and mass spectrometry-based proteomics to study cancer signaling in ovarian cancer and breast cancer assays.
E-mail: wang.li3 AT mayo DOT edu

Rohit Budhraja, Ph.D.

Rohit Budhraja, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Technical University of Berlin, Germany for the work that he carried out at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany. His research was focused on using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and LC-MS for characterization of membrane-associated metalloproteins in different anaerobically respiring microorganisms. Prior to starting his Ph.D., he worked at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India as a Junior Research Fellow and at Lambda Therapeutic Research Ltd., Ahmedabad, India as a Research Associate. He is currently exploring mass spectrometry-based glycomics, glycoproteomics and proteomics methods to study cancer and various other diseases
E-mail: budhraja.rohit AT mayo DOT edu

Shankar Gajji, Ph.D.

Shankar Gajji, Ph.D. obtained his Ph.D degree in Analytical chemistry from CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India. He is presently working as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Pandey Lab. His current research interest is quantification of Lipid metabolite in various biological samples including plasma/serum, urine and tissues using LC-MS/MS. He is also working on developing novel Mass spectrometry based methods for Glycoproteomics.
E-mail: gajji.shankar AT mayo DOT edu

Ganesh Pujari, MD.

Dr. Ganesh Pujari, M.D. obtained his M.D. (Pathology) degree from Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSR) Medical College, Latur. After completing Senior Residency from the Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (IHTM), Kolkata, he completed post-doctoral fellowship in Cytogenetics from CMC, Vellore. His current interest is translational research integrating single-cell proteomics and genomics with clinico-pathologic correlation in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cancer and other rare diseases.
E-mail: pandurang.pujari 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

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