Hemalatha Raju is a PhD student in Human Genetics and Genomics at the University of Miami. She received her BS in Physics and a master in Biophysics from the University of Chennai, India.
Her research interests include analyzing next-generation sequencing data using different NGS tools (Bowtie, BWA (Burrows-Wheeler Aligner), TopHat, and Cufflinks), designing pipeline to identify and analyze non-coding RNA in the transcriptome, classify the functional non-coding RNAs. Prior to joining the graduate program, she worked in molecular projects involving the study of magnetic nanoparticles in the eye for drug delivery and cell therapy.
- Raju H.B., Zoe Englander, Enrico Capobianco, Nick Tsinoremas, Jessica K Lerch. Identification of therapeutic targets in a model of neuropathic pain. Frontiers in Genetics, 23 May 2014 | doc: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00131
- Raju H.B., Hu. Y., Padgett K.R., Rodriguez J.E., Goldberg J.L. (2012). “Investigation of nanoparticles using magnetic resonance imaging after intravitreal injection.” Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 40(1): 100-107.
- Steketee MB, Moysidis SN, Jin XL, Weinstein JE, Pita-Thomas W, Raju HB, Iqbal S, Goldberg JL.(2011) Nanoparticle-mediated signaling endosome localization regulates growth cone motility and neurite growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Nov 22; 108(47):19042-7.
- Raju H.B., Ying Hu, Anil Vedula, Sander R. Dubovy, Jeffrey L. Goldberg (2011). “Evaluation of magnetic micro- and nanoparticle toxicity to ocular tissues.” PLoS One 6(5): e17452.
- Raju H.B., Goldberg JL. Nanotechnology for ocular therapeutics and tissue repair. Expert Review of Ophthalmology 2008; 3:431-436