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Kumaraswamy Naidu Chitrala, PhD

Assistant Professor, Fels Cancer Institute for Personalized Medicine

Kumaraswamy Naidu Chitrala
Contact Information

Contact Information



About Me

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Epidemiology
  • Epigenetics
  • Computational Biology
  • Breast Cancer biology
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Neurological disorders
  • Aging
  • Aryl hydrocarbon receptor
  • Gene expression profiling (Microarray and NGS data analysis)
  • Molecular modelling and dynamic simulations
  • Drug designing
  • Selection Pressure analysis
  • Data mining and analysis
  • Machine learning approaches
  • Database development
  • miRNA interactions
  • High Performance Super Computing
  • Development of software tools and computational methodologies for solving biological problems

About Me

I am a Bioinformatics/Computational Biology faculty and I am always looking for students with interests in this exciting interdisciplinary area of research.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Postdoc, Statistical Genetics & Bioinformatics, National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Baltimore, MD, 2018-2019
  • Postdoc, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, 2015-2018
  • PhD, Bioinformatics, Sri Venkateswara University, India, 2015


  • Member at Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society
  • Member at the Society of Toxicology Research
  • Member at The American Association of Immunologists
  • Member at the International Society for Computational Biology
  • Member at The American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology

Honors & Awards

  • Best Post-doctoral Poster presentation NIH Center for Epigenetic Regulation of Inflammation & NIH Center for Dietary Supplements and Inflammation (COBRE) & First Annual Joint Conference on Complementary and Integrative Medicine between the University of South Carolina, USA and China Medical University, Taiwan, Columbia, SC, USA (2018)
  • Recognition of research excellence in Post-Doctoral Scholars, University of South Carolina, Discover USC, Columbia, SC, USA (2018)

Digital Bibliography

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Additional Publications

C. Kumaraswamy Naidu, Y. Suneetha. Current status of Breast cancer in India. Cancer: Current and Future prospects. 2015; (1). ISBN 978-93-5174-071-1.

P. P. Mathur and C. Kumaraswamy Naidu. Biological Databases. Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications. Narosa publications, (India) 2009; 435 -461. ISBN: 978-81-7379-902-8.