About Us


Sreekanth Chalasani PhD

Dr.Sreekanth Chalasani obtained his PhD from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the laboratory of Dr.Jonathan Raper.  He then did his post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr.Cori Bargmann at the Rockefeller University in New York. Sreekanth is currently an Assistant Professor at the prestigious Salk Institute in San Diego, CA where he studies how the brain functions in C.elegans and zebrafish.

Anil Challa PhD
Dr. Anil Challa obtained a PhD from the Department of Molecular Genetics at The Ohio State University, under the guidance of Drs.Mark Seeger and Christine Beattie. Subsequently he did his postdoctoral research at the Glycobiology Research and Training Center at the University of California, San Diego, in Dr.Ajit Varki's laboratory. He is actively involved with education activities at the high school and undergraduate level, both in the US and in India.

Kiranam Chatti, PhD

Dr.Kiranam Chatti did his doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Roy Duhé, Department of Pharmacology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the State University of New York, Stony Brook in Dr.Todd Miller's laboratory. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Life Sciences in the University of Hyderabad Campus.


Advisory Board

Vidya Jonnalagadda, PhD

Dr.Vidya Jonnalagadda is an educator with several years of research experience. She did her doctoral research at the Fox Chase Cancer Research Center in Philadelphia and postdoctoral research at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in Boston. She worked at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad before taking to full time teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. She currently teaches at the Bhavan's Vivekananda Degree and PG College in Hyderabad.

Hari Tammana, M.S

Hari has a dual masters in Biology and Computer Science from Hyderabad and Memphis, USA. He has more than 10 years of work experience in engineering, R&D and management at Affymetrix Inc, Neomorphic, Inc and now at Pacific Biosciences. Hari is also an investor in early stage companies in the Biotech and healthcare sectors and is actively involved with a non-profit, South Asian Heart Center, Mountain View, CA.


Current Team

Neela Sivapurapu, Ph.D. Scientist
Geetha Reddy, M.Sc. Scientist
S. Himabindu, M.Sc. Scientist
Lakshmi Saranya, M.Sc. Scientist


IB Alumni

Neha Joshi (Training Coordinator, 2006-07) now Junior Scientist, UniLever, Bangalore
Ambika Srinivasan (Training Coordinator, 2006-08) now Graduate Student, McGill University, Canada
Shilpa Narina (Junior Scientist, 2007-08) now Executive, Dupont, Hyderabad
Ramya Goparaju (Scientist, 2006-09) now Project Assistant, IISc, Bangalore
Supriya Patwardhan (Scientist, 2008-10) now Research Assistant, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
Soumya Sreekumar (Scientist, 2009-10) now Junior Executive, Amazon, Hyderabad
P.V. Swathy
(Scientist, 2009-11) now Junior Executive, Thomson Reuters, Hyderabad
V. Aparna
(Scientist, 2010-12) now Research Associate, Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad



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