Dr. Natarajan Ganesan
2001 N Adams St, 824 Arlington, VA 22201
Cellular 703.851.4371 email@example.com
Sr. Research Scientist with research background in Cancer Research and Bioinformatics. Well experienced in
developing research solutions and products for life science researchers working with high-throughput data.
Led the development of acclaimed web based Bioinformatics services. Worked with Affymetrix instruments
and linking high throughput data to pathways and databases. Developed a syllabus and taught a credit course
in Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences. Actively mentored research projects for undergraduate and
postgraduate students. Well trained in computers, software package analysis. Know to work with PHP,
MySQL and host online programs using LAMP based environment.
Aim to lead a program in Bioinformatics and lay the framework for future concepts in this area of research.
Sequilab, Austin TX 2009 to present
Chief Scientific Officer
Led the development of a bioinformatics web-portal for life scientists to link their sequence data to multiple
third party research tools situated across the world. Website – http://www.sequilab.org
In charge of Science, research and technology behind the portal.
Worked with non-specialists across disciplines to come up with an idea and develop online solutions
Managed cross-platform and interoperability of several web based software packages. Worked with
industry experts to troubleshoot web based and server based hosting issues.
Prepared business reports to raise equity from VCs and Angel funding
Sophic Systems Alliance, Rockville MD 2007 to 2009
Subject matter specialist
Bioinformatics specialist, supporting clients at the National Cancer Institute and Plant Biotech. Provided
solutions using enterprise-level software products.
Delivered and presented the Druggable Genome to the principal investigator at National Cancer
Institute. This is an integrated database containing a gene list that can serve as potential targets for
Completed delivering the Phase I of the Integrated Biomarker Database Project (funded by NIH-NCI
SBIR initiative). Defined the key biomarker databases that contributed towards the core data model.
Configured custom solutions to principal investigators in their research projects involving gene
interactions, drug-pathway-clinical trial connectivities.
Actively involved in customer training and education of the software product.
Worked on identifying genome-wide gene targets for studying neuroblastoma. Processed data from
high throughput assays to identify therapeutics drugs establish pathway maps, connect results from
clinical trials to public databases.
Prepared and delivered customized use cases for product presentations for customers.
Worked with a Plant Biotech company on a project to configure global solutions for their data and
knowledge management needs.
George Washington Univ, Washington DC 2006 to 2007
Sr. Research Associate
In charge of operations and activities at Genomics Core of Biochemistry dept., including experimental analysis
of RNA samples and core operations of the facility. Assisted principal investigators with planning and design
of Microarray experiments.
Georgetown University, Washington DC 2000 to 2006
Post Doc/ Research Faculty
Worked in departments of Oncology, Physics, Computer Science and Surgery.
Research Projects ranged from Cancer biomarker development to web based sequence profiling tool,
and detection of stem cell markers in patients suffering from HCC.
Developed a course syllabus for computational bioscience while working at the department of
Computer Science and taught a credit course in the same.
Actively mentored a research project in the Computer Science department for an undergraduate
Ph.D., Biochemistry-Genetics 1999
University of Madras, Chennai, India - Thesis: Binding of anti-cancer platinum drugs to DNA.
Taught courses in Biochemistry and Biophysics
Mentored research projects for M.Phil and M.Sc students
Recepient of the prestigious DAAD fellowship to carry out part of research work in Universität
MSc., Biochemistry 1989
MS University of Baroda, Gujarat, India
Summary of Skills
Software programs in Bioinformatics and Structural Biology, Statistical analysis of data sets, Image
processing software using ImagePro and Adobe, Knowledge of public and private databases.
Spectroscopy and Chromatography - UV-VIS, Fluorescence, HPLC. Biosensor design using BioMEMS
for remote bio-monitoring
Regular wet lab molecular biology experiments, immunohistochemical staining of frozen and fixed
Articles and Publications
"Epigenetic regulator MLL2 shows altered expression in cancer cell lines and tumors from human breast and
colon."; Cancer Cell International (April 2010), Vol. 10:13 [doi:10.1186/1475-2867-10-13], Natarajan
TG,...Ganesan N et.al.,
"Bioinformatics and the race for the $1000 genome: How ready are the start ups." Biopreneur. September
2008, Vol 1, No:2, p 5-8. Natarajan Ganesan
"Disruption of transforming growth factor-ß signaling through ß-spectrin ELF leads to hepatocellular cancer
through cyclin D1 activation." Oncogene. Nature Publishing Group, June 2007, Nov 1;26(50):7103-10.
Epub 2007 Jun 4.. K Kitisin, N Ganesan, .... Mishra L.
"N-7-Alkyl-2'-Deoxyguanosine as Surrogate Biomarkers for N-Nitrosamine Exposure in Human Lung." Int. J.
Can. Prev.. January 2007, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 265-277 . Natarajan Ganesan, Shunji Kato, Elise D. Bowman,
Peter G. Shields
"Gamma-Radiation-induced chromosomal mutagen sensitivity is associated with breast cancer risk in African-
American women: Caffeine modulates the outcome of mutagen sensitivity assay." Cancer Epidemiology
Biomarkers & Prevention . March 2006, 15(3).
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