I am a computational biologist. I joined the Centre for Bioinformatics, Pondicherry University as an Assistant Professor in April, 2009. At present, I am offering the courses, ‘Biostatistics’, ‘Programming in Perl’ and ‘Bioinformatics: Sequence Analysis’ to M.Sc. Bioinformatics students, and ‘Mathematics for Biosciences’, ‘Fundamentals of Biostatistics’ and ‘Perl Programming for Biologists’ to M. Tech. Computational Biology students. My research group focuses mainly on the identification of therapeutic candidates in human pathogens and characterization of yet unannotated microbial genes/proteins of pathological significance using integrated computational approaches.
I did my post graduation in Applied Mathematics at Jadavpur University, Kolkata and was awarded Ph.D. in 1998 by the same university for the work on ‘Computational analysis of statistical compositions of nucleotide sequences’. I have several years of postdoctoral experience from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata and Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata in the field of computational biology. I had an opportunity to serve as a lecturer for a short period at Jadavpur University, Kolkata as well.