Medha Bhagwat joined the NIH Library in 2009 to develop the Bioinformatics Support Program. The program provides NIH researchers with powerful training, one-on-one consultations and tools to analyze and understand the biological significance of a variety of data. The program has reached over 5,000 researchers since its inception.
Medha Bhagwat has diverse expertise in biochemistry (PhD from University of Maryland), molecular and structural biology (postdoctoral training at NIDDK) and almost 11 years of bioinformatics experience at the National Center for Biotechnology Institute (NCBI). While at NCBI, Medha developed and taught several 2-hour mini-courses. These popular courses were taught more than 400 times to around 12,000 participants. Medha published several articles on her research, as well as book chapters on bioinformatics classes/protocols.
What Can I Do For You
I can provide bioinformatics training and one-on-one consults on your research projects.
2013 OD Honor Award for “outstanding leadership in developing a nationally renowned library-based bioinformatics support program".
Bhagwat M, Young L and Robison RR. (2012) "Using BLAT to Find Sequence Similarity in Closely Related Genomes." Curr Protoc Bioinformatics 2012 Mar;Chapter 10:Unit10.8.
Bhagwat M. and Bhagwat AA (2011) Microbial Genome Analysis and Comparisons: Web-based Protocols and Resources, Methods in Molecular Biology Series, Strain Engineering Methods and Protocols (Ed. Williams, James A.), Vol. 765 In Print. Humana Press.
Bhagwat M. (2010) Searching NCBI's dbSNP database. Curr Protoc Bioinformatics. Dec; Chapter 1: Unit 1.19
Teaches FAES BIOF429 "Practical Bioinformatics" course in the fall.