Meet the Team
Biju Issac, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Bioinformatics Core Leader
Dr. Issac has experience in bioinformatics analysis of Microarrays and Next-Gen sequencing experiments. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for designing and implementing web based applications related to prediction of protein coding genes and repetitive regions in whole genomes. He earned his Masters and Bachelors degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. Dr. Issac uses part of his time developing various computational approaches to understand the differences in gene regulatory patterns in ‘normal’ and various tumors thereby potentially identifying drug targets. Before joining SCCC he was a postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at National Institutes of Health at Bethesda, MD where he analyzed microarray data from tumors to identify differentially expressed genes. He also briefly worked at Massachusetts General Hospital and Broad Institute at Boston, MA, as a postdoctoral fellow studying chromatin modifications in Mouse stem cells using ChIP-Seq data.