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Postdoctoral Fellow - Global Health and Technology
INSiGHTDivision of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
bs627@cornell.edu 

Bryan

Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
bg348@cornell.edu

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
rs876@cornell.edu

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
akb247@cornell.edu

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
jpd272@cornell.edu

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
lsh85@cornell.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
mm2463@cornell.edu

Balaji Srinivasan, Ph.D. 

Balaji’s research focus is on developing micro-nano-bio-systems to address key biomedical problems in a highly interdisciplinary environment. His current work is on development of a lateral flow assay for smartphone-based detection of nutritional biomarkers. His previous research experience includes: Development of an impedance-based portable microfluidic platform for detection of E. coli O157:H7, avian influenza virus, and insulin; Development of microfluidic systems for in vitro tissue culture (Organs-on-Chips) applied to drug toxicity testing.

 

 

Bryan Gannon, Ph. D.

Bryan’s research includes micronutrient status and intervention assessment using stable isotope methodology. He has experience with efficacy trials of biofortified crops and is involved with a trial investigating the impact of multiple biofortified crops on micronutrient status, immune function, and cognitive function in children. He is working on developing novel diagnostics utilizing a mobile platform to integrate nutrition and infection/inflammation assessment for use in resource limited settings.

 

 

Rathina Kumar Shanmuga Kani, Ph.D.

Rathina received his doctoral degree in Medical Sciences from Osaka University, Japan. He has experience on the diagnosis and molecular epidemiology of multidrug-resistant pathogens. Currently, he is focusing on the development of point-of-care diagnostics for infectious diseases.

 

Amit Kumar Barui, Ph.D.

Amit’s research work focuses on assessment of food safety and quality in resource limited settings. He is presently working on smartphone-based point-of-need method development. His has experience in SELEX, aptamer, lateral flow assay and food analysis.

 

Jasmine Pramila Devadhasan, Ph.D.

Jasmine received her Doctoral degree in biomedical Engineering from Gachon University, South Korea. She has extensive research experience in developing and applying micro/nano systems for point-of-care molecular diagnosis and chemical detection. Currently, she is working on developing a point-of-care diagnostics platform to detect the infectious disease biomarkers and nutritional biomarkers for use in resource limited settings.

 

Laura Hackl, Ph.D.

Laura studied Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Vienna and received her PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where she focused on improving iron absorption from post-harvest iron fortified rice in vulnerable populations. She has conducted several stable isotope absorption studies and has profound knowledge in technical aspects of food fortification.

Laura’s general research interests are maternal and child nutrition with a focus on micronutrient supply through nutrition interventions. She is currently involved in a randomized control trial on the effects of bio-fortified staple crops on micronutrient status of Indian mother-infant pairs.

 

Melisa Medina-Rivera, Ph.D.

Melisa received her doctoral degree in the Biochemistry Department from the University at Buffalo. In her latest project, she gained experience in designing and optimizing biochemical assays to test DNA-protein and protein-protein interactions. She also has experience in molecular cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, qRT-PCR, and protein purification. She is intrigued by innate immune responses and developing state-of-the-art technology to improve early diagnostics of tropical febrile illnesses.