Nitesh Turaga Portfolio
325 S Graham St, Apt No 3
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Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, and Big Data!
M.S. in Computational Biology, May 2013
Joint program - School of Computer Science & Mellon College of Science
- Computational Modeling and Simulation
- Machine Learning
- Principles of Software Construction
- Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
- Imperative Computation
- Cell and Systems Modeling
- Computational Molecular Biology and Genomics
- Computational Chemistry
- Machine Learning for Large Datasets
B.Tech. In Bioinformatics, May 2011
School of Bioengineering
Programming Languages: Python, MATLAB, C, Java, SML, UNIX, and Shell Scripting.
Software: Minitab, Mathematica, Eclipse and LaTeX.
Bioinformatics Tools: Blast, ClustalW, MEGA 4.0, and Bioinformatics Toolkit-MATLAB.
Computational Chemistry: Gaussian, AMPAC 9.2, ChemSketch, ISIS Draw, and PYMOL.
Systems Programmer II, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation, UPMC-UPCI, Pittsburgh, PA
May 2012 - November 2012
- Ion torrent data re-mapping to identify IN/DELS in homopolymer regions.
- Implementing workflow for analysis of homopolymer regions in the sequence to validate variant calls.
- Integrating NanoString and Affymetrix SNP 6.0 data to validate copy number variations detection in NanoString.
- Characterization estrogen regulated genes with ER-alpha and SRC1.
Research assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Computational Biology, PA
January 2012 - June 2012
- Mining and analyzing next generation sequencing data. Study steady state abundance of protein across species.
- Using bedtools, samtools, bowtie, and other next gen sequence tools for analysis.
Project Leader, SRM University, Chennai, India
January 2011 - May 2011
- Organizing research and leading the group for the project "Evolutionary Study of Cholinesterase: Comparative and Phylogenetic approach".
- Performing in-silico analysis of Enzyme family Cholinesterases to identify a pattern of evolution.
Research Assistant, Andhra University, Computer Science & Systems Engineering Department, India
May 2010 - July 2010
- Performing in-silico analysis on the mutations of enzyme Butyrylcholinesterase.
- Using phylogenetic analysis to determine the difference between the variants of Human BChE.
Research assistant, Andhra University, International Center for Bioinformatics, India
June 2009 - July 2009
- Examining presence and relation of BChE in bacteria, plants, and lower organisms by phylogenetic methods.
- Demonstrating a possible pathogenic role for BChE in the common existence of insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease by in-silico methods.
Hot Spots - Framework for tweet analysis, Spring 2013
Relationship between genetic expression and parameters of neuronal development through Connectomics modeling and simulation, Fall 2012
- Built a framework for tweet analysis based on geo location of tweets, using Twitter4J library for search of statuses.
- Framework allows new plugin development and runs them on multiple threads.
Modeling Syphilis using Markov Chain Models, Spring 2012
- Learn parameters of growth of different cell types from DNA microarray gene expression data involved in brain development.
- Implement a Continuous Time Markov Model to simulate development of the brain connectome.
- Implement similarity-scoring functions of multiple connectomes using graph network theory.
- Code implemented using object-oriented programing in MATLAB.
Virtual Machine in C, Spring 2012
- Implementing a mass treatment model of syphilis. Performing sensitivity analysis of force of infection.
- Implementing a novel alteration of the Moran Process as a Markov Chain Model to analyze and verify the treatment model.
Molecule Viewer based in Python, Fall 2011
- Implementing a virtual machine written in C for a new language called C0.
- Executing C0 programs when given compiled C0 code in a byte code format as input.
- Built a molecule viewer as part of term project. The viewer reads in PDB files and displays molecules in 3D.
- The program is based in python. Works as a student tutorial for amino acids.
- G.R.Sridhar, Nitesh Turaga "Butyrylcholinesterase in metabolic syndrome", Medical Hypotheses journal, Volume 75,Issue 6, Pages 648-651,December 2010.
- "Butyrylcholinesterase: from Pharmacogenetics to Pharmacogenomics" Poster, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Nature Genetics and Wellcome Trust, Oct 2010.
- "Re-Look at Butyrylcholinesterase in the Post-Genomic era". Poster Presentation, International Conference on Bioengineering, Chennai, July 2010.
Graduate Departmental Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University 2011-2012, 2012-2013.
- Event Organizer, 98th Indian Science Congress, 2011
- Event Organizer, NCCADD, SRM University, 2011
- Event Organizer, NSBAMS, SRM University, 2009
Pilot- Para glider, Men's Soccer, and Table Tennis Team.
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