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Sriram Chandrasekaran

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sriram Chandrasekaran’s lab develops computer models to understand how complex networks in a cell – spanning metabolism, gene regulation and signaling – interact with each other, how these networks break down in disease, and how they can be targeted for therapy using drug combinations. The genome-scale computer models that his lab develops have several basic biological and medical applications. For example, they will be applied to understand the interplay of metabolic pathways and transcription factors during stem cell differentiation. On the biomedical front, the models will be used to design effective drug combination therapies for cancer and infectious diseases that have enhanced efficacy, diminished side effects, and reduced potential for developing drug resistance.


Personalized therapies for drug-resistant infections using a multi-scale host-pathogen model

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Research Area(s)

Computational Biology | Disease Modeling | Drug Monitoring | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS | Pharmacogenomics


  • Principal investigator of: A multifactorial pipeline to dissect combinatorial drug efficacy in Tuberculosis
  • Principal investigator of: CAREER: Understanding the role of developmental plasticity in behavioral innovation through a comparative analysis of social evolution in bees
  • Principal investigator of: Breaking the metabolic histone code
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