Veerasamy "Ravi" Ravichandran, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. He manages research, resource and training grants in the areas of biomedical technology, bioinformatics and computational biology. Ravichandran oversees the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development program and is also involved in facilitating and coordinating trans-NIH activities related to big data. Earlier in his career, he was a staff scientist at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and an associate research scientist at Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania. Ravichandran conducted postdoctoral research as an IRTA fellow in the NCI Laboratory of Pathology and Experimental Immunology Branch. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, master’s degrees in biochemistry and philosophy/clinical biochemistry, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Madras in India. Ravichandran also earned a master’s degree in computer science and bioinformatics from John Hopkins University and a certificate degree in database development from George Washington University.
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