I have applied bioinformatic and functional biology approaches to identify causal DNA sequence variation in rare human diseases. Alongside, I have also undertaken many leadership positions and worked with local start-up companies that has helped me develop a transferable skill-set. My goal is to gain a role that allows me to further my genetics knowledge and team-work skills in the exciting genomics industry or academic settings.
- Bioinformatic approaches to understand the link between genetic alterations and human diseases.
Honors and Awards
|2018 and 2016||Poster awards at the Texas Children’s Research Symposium|
|2011||Bioinformatics National Certification, Govt. of India, All India Rank 5|
|2009-2011||G. N. Ramachandran Fellowship, Govt. of India|
|2009-2011||Dept. of Biotechnology Academic Fellowship, Govt. of India|
PhD Student/ Graduate Research Assistant – Plon laboratory
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Designed annotation platform and completed the analysis of miRNA sequence variation from human population sequencing datasets (gnomAD, ExAC, 1000G, etc.) and cancer datasets (TCGA PanCancerAtlas, St. Jude’s PCGP, etc.).
Consultant, TMC Consulting Agency, Houston, TX
Developed a Go-to-market strategy for a Houston-based clinical informatics startup based on 8-point action plan for product positioning, value proposition, competitive and partnership analyses.
Junior Research Fellow
Advanced Center for Treatment, Research, and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), India
Initiated and led the project “Analysis of DNA genotyping data from head and neck cancer cell-lines to identify disease causal genes”
MS Thesis project
Bioinformatics Center, University of Pune, India
Developed a machine learning prediction tool for the prediction of nuclear receptor ligand binding pockets through protein structure analysis using programmatic approach.
Experience of leading many cross-functional, inter-disciplinary teams in academic and non-academic settings.
|2016- 2018||Chair and Student Ambassador, Alumni Student Ambassador Board, Baylor College of Medicine|
|2014- 2015||President, Indian Students and Scholars Association (ISSA), Baylor College of Medicine|
|2013- 2015||Genetics Representative, Graduate Student Council, Baylor College of Medicine|
|2011||Organizing Committee, 1st Global Cancer Genomics Consortium|
|2009- 2011||Founded and Chaired, Graduate Student Council, University of Pune|
For the complete list of published and unpublished papers, please visit the Publications page.
My Insights on TeamLaunch workshop at Baylor College of Medicine
- PLOS ECR blog coverage - A blog by Caitlin Grzeskowiak highlighting my sketchnote style of note-taking.