Dr. Bharanidharan Devarajan, Ph.D Principal Investigator

Dr. Bharani received his Bachelor's degree (1998) in Biochemistry and finished his Master's degree (2000) in Medical Biochemistry at Dr. ALM. Postgraduate IBMS, University of Madras. He earned his doctoral degree (2007) in Computational Biology and X-ray crystallography from the Centre for Crystallography and Biophysics at University of Madras. He then pursued his Postdoctoral research (2008-2010) in the field of structural biology on pathogenic bacterial surface proteins at University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA. Later, He pursued his Postdoctoral research (2010-2012) in membrane protein structural biology using electron crystallography at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.


Dr. Bharani's research interests include whole genome, exome, transcriptome next-generation sequencing data analysis in identifying molecular targets for ocular cancer and diseases, microRNAs and their regulatory role in the vision and ocular diseases, comparative genomics for bacterial drug-resistance mechanisms and evolution, and structural bioinformatics of non-synonymous variants (nsSNVs) to understand the disease molecular mechanisms

Dr. S. Umadevi Post-Doctoral Fellow 

Umadevi, holds B.Sc., in Mathematics and obtained M.Sc., and M.Phil., degrees in Bioinformatics.

She has completed her Ph.D. in 2017 from Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli. Also, she has experience as Project Assistant in The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and in 

Madras Veterinary College, Chennai

Year of joining: 2017

Present project: An in silico approach for identification of aberrant metabolic pathways in retinal angiogenesis towards early diagnosis and development of personalized medicine

Funding: National Post-Doctoral Fellowship by DST-SERB, Govt. of India

Mr. K. Manojkumar Junior Research Fellow

Manojkumar K,  PhD Scholar ( SASTRA deemed to be University), holds M.Tech degree in Bioinformatics from Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappali.

Year of joining: 2015

Present project: Computational Methods for Whole Exome/Genome Sequencing of Pediatric Eye Diseases.

I am currently developing a bioinformatics platform for identification and characterization of pathogenic variants (using WGS/WES and machine learning methods) in human eye diseases.

Mr. K. Kathirvel Junior Research Fellow

K.Kathirvel, PhD Scholar (SASTRA, deemed to be University), Obtained M.Tech degree in Bioinformatics from Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirappalli in 2015.  

Year of joining: 2015

Interest: Next Generation Sequencing Data analysis, Structural Bioinformatics & Molecular Biology

Ms. Swathi CH Junior Research Fellow

Swathi Chadalawada, Jr Research Fellow, Obtained M.Sc degree in Biotechnology from T.M Bhagalpur University, Bihar.  

Year of joining: 2018

Interest: Identification of Biomarkers in Ocular TB patients by using Next Generation Sequence.

Mr. A.Mohamed Hameed Aslam Junior Research Fellow

Mohamed Hameed Aslam, Jr Research Fellow pursued M.sc computational Biology and B.tech Information technology  from Pondicherry University


Year of joining: 2018


Interest: Ngs data analysis, Multi-omics, Artificial Intelligence, Ocular Cancers,

Department of Bioinformatics
​Aravind Medical Research Foundation
No 1, Anna Nagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu - 625020, India
email : bharanid@gmail.com; bharani@aravind.org
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