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Pradeep Varathan, B.T.

  • Graduate Student Ambassador
  • Degree sought: Ph.D., Bioinformatics


ppugaleiu [dot] edu


Hometown: Vellore, India

Undergraduate degree: Biotechnology B.T., National Institute of Technology Calicut, India

About:  The field of bioinformatics had always been intriguing to me, when one could literally build the whole genome on a desktop (a supercomputer probably!).  I chose IUPUI for its amazing resources and industrial opportunities, along with tie-ins with multiple high-end hospitals around the city. The constant availability of opportunities that keep me involved with not only academics or industry. but also with the society. provides a perfect ambience for growth. I can clearly say that I am proud to be a Jaguar! Go Jags!

Advice for new students: Never hesitate to contact your seniors or professors on doubts or questions. The more you ask, the more you learn … or something like that!