UCLA faculty members with interest in microbiome research, but without current funding

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Swapna Joshi, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist, Center for Systems Biomedicine; Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Swapna (Mahurkar) Joshi received her undergraduate and Master’s degree in Genetics at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. She received her Ph.D. from Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. Her research interests as postdoctoral scholar at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, as well as University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have been geared towards understanding mechanisms of various diseases including obesity, cancer and functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders using various molecular biology and bioinformatics tools. As an assistant project scientist at UCLA, her research includes using various bioinformatics approached for integrating different data types such as, gene expression, genetic, epigenetic and microbial data to gain meaningful insights into the etiopathology of functional GI diseases including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Joshi has published over 23 papers in peer reviewed high impact journals.

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