Deepali Jhamb, a bioinformatics PhD candidate was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Indiana University Graduate School IUPUI Chancellor’s Scholar because of her passion and commitment to her educational endeavors with the School of Informatics and Computing, contributions to the field, as well as her academic achievements.
Deepali’s thesis research involves applying systems biology and text mining to identify important transcription factors and growth factors in limb regeneration. Her goal is to utilize the data from her research on amphibian species and apply the knowledge towards further research on limb regeneration in mammalian species.
“I am quite honored to receive this award. My research is an important part of my life and I hope it will make a big impact in the lives of others someday. Being a Chancellor’s Scholar is a great achievement and I want to thank my mentors Dr. Palakal and Dr. Stocum for their support,” said Deepali.
With a background in biochemistry and life sciences, Deepali notes that studying bioinformatics helped her to understand biology through analysis, data visualization and creation of algorithms for mining of data.
She will be receiving her PhD in May, and has already secured a position as a scientific investigator at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia.