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My current work focuses on integrating meta-*-omic data and discovering novel therapeutics for human diseases of interest.

Previously, I was working on Environmental Meta-omics and Comparative Genomics mostly in the 'Great Lakes'(US) and deep sea hydrothermal vent environment.

I am always looking for new and exciting opportunities, feel free to contact me if you think I might be of any help to you.


  • Develop
  • Developing a suite of tools and pipelines that will be used for the comparative, functional and statistical analysis of NGS data. (PostgreSQL, Perl).
  • De-novo assembly of Meta-omics data. (newbler, MIRA, velvet, meta-velvet, IDBA, metaIDBA, Oases, Trinity, AMOS, MetAMOS).
  • Phage Proteomic Tree: A trait based taxonomy tree for phages and viruses.
  • Bioinformatic support


List of Collaborators and Projects


  • Meta-omics
  • Software Development.
  • Complex Systems Modeling
  • Data Organization, Management and Analysis.


  • Bioinformatics Tools: Biological Databases (BLAST, ClustalW, etc), bwa, samtools, bowtie, Consed, IGV, Assemblers (newbler, MIRA, velvet, meta-velvet, IDBA, metaIDBA, Oases, Trinity), GMOD, GATK and Pipelines (AMOS, MetAMOS).
  • Languages: Perl, Python 2.*, Python 3.*, SQL, SBML, Java, C++, Open MPI, NetLogo.
  • Statistical Tools/Languages: R, SAS, SPSS, Tanagra.
  • Databases: Oracle, MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL.
  • Web Technologies: HTML, ASP, .NET.
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Unix/Linux, Mac


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Michigan Geomicrobiology Lab

Supervisor: Asst. Prof. Gregory J Dick.

  • Research Computing Specialist -- Bioinformatics (February, 2012 - Present)
  • Research Associate (June 2011 - January 2012)
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant (January 2011 - April 2011)
  • Bioinformatics Analyst (September 2009 – December 2010)

List of Current Projects and Publications

Develop Meta-omic Database and Tools pipeline.

Statistical analysis of Meta-omic data.

Developed a pipeline for detection of sRNAs in metagenomic data. (June, 2010 – August, 2010)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research

Programmer (February 2010 – June, 2010)

Supervisor: Jared Lyle.

The Barrier’s Project: An NLP (Natural Language Processing) based approach to classify scientific articles into relevant clusters. (March, 2010 - June, 2010)


Degree Academic Institution GPA

M.S. Bioinformatics

August, 2009 – May, 2011 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 3.6/4

B.Tech Bioinformatics

August, 2004 – August, 2008 Amity University, UP, India 7.88/10


Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India

Asst. Researcher, Center for Biotechnology (April - December, 2008)

Mentor: Dr. NS Rao.

Member of a team studying, ‘Shikimate Kinase receptors’ as potential drug targets for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

The Schrodinger Suite and Perl were used extensively for the project.

Zydus Cadila, Gujarat, India

Asst. Researcher, Department for Molecular Modeling (May - July, 2007)

Mentor: Dr. K.V.V.M Sairam.

Contributed towards compilation of data for an In-house database of Biomarkers and developing the database.

Developed a tool for the in-house 2-D Structure Database to check and report identical chemical structures in the database (Perl).

Jubilant Biosys, Bangalore, IndiaTrainee, Department of Bioinformatics (May – July, 2006)

Mentor: Dr. Prashant Niak.

Worked on my knowledge of Biological Databases and presented a report “Biological Databases, their Management and Bioinformatics Tools” based on my understanding of the same.


English (Fluent).

Hindi (Fluent).

German (Basic).