I am an Asst. Professor in the Departments of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University. My research group develops computational approaches that can leverage large-scale genomic data to gain testable insights into infectious disease biology, focusing both on the pathogen and host aspects. I also teach statistical data analysis and visualization and programming to diverse groups in non-traditional settings. As part of this effort, I founded R-Ladies East Lansing, Women+ Data Science, and AsiaR, three organizations that promote diversity in data science through meetups & webinars.

Interests

Education

  • PhD in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2011

    Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, VA

  • BTech in Biotechnology, 2006

    Anna University | Chennai, India

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