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Srikar Chamala, Ph.D.

Faculty

UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
College of Medicine
P.O. Box 100275
Gainesville, FL 32610

Office Location
UF Health Pathology Laboratories
4800 SW 35 Drive

Gainesville, FL 32608

Srikar Chamala, Ph.D., leads the bioinformatics efforts at the University of Florida Health Pathology Laboratories Molecular Pathology Laboratory in developing next-generation sequencing clinical assays and data management for personalized cancer medicine. He also researches the understating genetic basis for cancer and type 1 diabetes, using sequencing and array-based genomics technologies. Dr. Chamala’s research in genomics and bioinformatics has been published in high-impact journals, including such as Science, Nature, and Genome Biology, and has also been highlighted by news outlets across the globe.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2011 – 14 | Ph.D: Department of Biology, University of Florida
  • 2007 – 08 | Master of Science, Bioinformatics: Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2002 – 06 | Bachelor of Science with Honors. Bioinformatics: Department of Integrative Biology, Brigham Young University

Honors

  • 2013: Best graduate student paper award (Honorable Mention)
  • 2013: UT-Austin Symposium and Workshop on New Methods for Phylogenomics and Metagenomics
  • 2011 – 13: Grinter Fellowship, University of Florida
  • 2012: Travel Award from Graduate Student Council, University of Florida
  • 2012: Travel Award from Celera Assembler User Group Meeting

Publications

  • Endometrial Thickness as Measured by Transvaginal Ultrasound and the Corresponding Histopathologic Diagnosis in Women With Postmenopausal Bleeding. Patel, V., Wilkinson, E. J., Chamala, S., Lu, X., Costagno, J., and Rush D. (2016).  International  Journal of Gynecological Pathology. Publisher | Pubmed | doi:10.1097/PGP.0000000000000344
  • The mammalian LINC complex regulates genome transcriptional responses to substrate rigidity. Alam, S. G., Zhang, Q., Prasad, G., Li, Yuan., Chamala, S., Kuchibhotla, R., Birendra, K.C., Aggarwal, V., Shrestha, S., Jones, A., Levy S., Roux, K., Nickerson, J., & Lele, T. P. (2016).  Scientific Reports, 6:38063. Publisher | Pubmed | doi:10.1038/srep38063
  • A consensus genetic map for Pinus taeda and Pinus elliottii and extent of linkage disequilibrium in two genotype-phenotype discovery populations of P. taeda.  Westbrook, J. W., Chhatre, V. E., Wu, L. S., Chamala, S., Neves, L. G., Muñoz, P., Martínez-García. P. J., Neale, D.B.,  Kirst, M.,  Mockaitis, K., Nelson, C.D., Peter, G.F., Davis, J. M., & Echt, C. S. (2014).  G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics, g3-115. Publisher | Pubmed | doi: 10.1534/g3.115.019588
  • MarkerMiner 1.0: A new application for phylogenetic marker development using angiosperm transcriptomes, Chamala, S., García, N., Godden, G. T., Krishnakumar, V., Jordon-Thaden, I. E., De Smet, R., Barbazuk, W. B., Soltis, D. E., and Soltis, P. S. (2015).  Applications in Plant Sciences, 3(4).  Publisher | Pubmed | doi: 10.3732/apps.1400115
  • MarkerMiner News Releases:   EurekAlert! | (e) Science News | nanowrek | PHYS.ORG | ScienceDaily Genome-wide identification of evolutionarily conserved alternative splicing events in flowering plants Chamala, S., Feng, G., Chavarro, C., & Barbazuk, W. B. (2015).  Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3, 33. Publisher | Pubmed | doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2015.00033

Research

  • Endometrial Thickness as Measured by Transvaginal Ultrasound and the Corresponding Histopathologic Diagnosis in Women With Postmenopausal Bleeding. Patel, V., Wilkinson, E. J., Chamala, S., Lu, X., Costagno, J., and Rush D. (2016).  International  Journal of Gynecological Pathology. Publisher | Pubmed | doi:10.1097/PGP.0000000000000344
  • The mammalian LINC complex regulates genome transcriptional responses to substrate rigidity. Alam, S. G., Zhang, Q., Prasad, G., Li, Yuan., Chamala, S., Kuchibhotla, R., Birendra, K.C., Aggarwal, V., Shrestha, S., Jones, A., Levy S., Roux, K., Nickerson, J., & Lele, T. P. (2016).  Scientific Reports, 6:38063. Publisher | Pubmed | doi:10.1038/srep38063
  • A consensus genetic map for Pinus taeda and Pinus elliottii and extent of linkage disequilibrium in two genotype-phenotype discovery populations of P. taeda.  Westbrook, J. W., Chhatre, V. E., Wu, L. S., Chamala, S., Neves, L. G., Muñoz, P., Martínez-García. P. J., Neale, D.B.,  Kirst, M.,  Mockaitis, K., Nelson, C.D., Peter, G.F., Davis, J. M., & Echt, C. S. (2014).  G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics, g3-115. Publisher | Pubmed | doi: 10.1534/g3.115.019588
  • MarkerMiner 1.0: A new application for phylogenetic marker development using angiosperm transcriptomes, Chamala, S., García, N., Godden, G. T., Krishnakumar, V., Jordon-Thaden, I. E., De Smet, R., Barbazuk, W. B., Soltis, D. E., and Soltis, P. S. (2015).  Applications in Plant Sciences, 3(4).  Publisher | Pubmed | doi: 10.3732/apps.1400115
  • MarkerMiner News Releases:   EurekAlert! | (e) Science News | nanowrek | PHYS.ORG | ScienceDaily Genome-wide identification of evolutionarily conserved alternative splicing events in flowering plants Chamala, S., Feng, G., Chavarro, C., & Barbazuk, W. B. (2015).  Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 3, 33. Publisher | Pubmed | doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2015.00033