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H. A. Nagarajaram
Professor, School of Life Sciences (SLS), University of Hyderabad (UoH)

Prof. Nagarajaram obtained his PhD in 1995 under the mentorship of Prof. C.Ramakrishnan, Molecular Biophysics Unit (MBU), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. Soon after PhD he joined Prof. Sir Tom Blundell’s group at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, England, and carried out his post-doctoral work from 1996 to 2000. In 2000 he returned to India and joined CDFD as Staff Scientist and established the Laboratory of Computational Biology (LCB). At CDFD he was also holding an additional responsibility of heading its Bioinformatics Facility and served as the India Node Manager of EMBnet as well as the elected member of the Executive Committee of theM ASEA-PACIFIC Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet). In Feb, 2017, he accepted the Professor position in the School of Life Sciences (SLS), University of Hyderabad (UoH) and moved LCB to the SLS premises. Since the last quarter of 2018 he has been made the first Head of the newly formed Department of Systems and Computational Biology (DoSCB) as well as the Professor-in-Charge of Centre for Modelling, Simulation and Design (CMSD). His research mainly focuses general and fundamental features and design principles of structures and interactions of human proteins and their disease variants.