Sriram Chandrasekaran is a PhD candidate in Biophysics and Computational Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is developing new systems biology approaches for analyzing gene regulatory and metabolic networks with Dr. Nathan Price at ISB. He has applied these approaches to study gene expression changes in the brain, and for identifying drug targets for microbial infections like Tuberculosis.
Sriram earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Biotechnology from Anna University (First Class with Distinction) in 2008. He is also a recipient of the 2011 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Predoctoral Fellowship and a finalist for the 2012 Lemelson-MIT Illinois Student Award for innovation