Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University 

Sudha Venkatramanan, Ph.D. 

Sudha received her Doctoral degree in Human Nutrition from McGill University, Canada. She has extensive research experience in conducting feeding trials in resource limited settings. Currently she is involved in the implementation of the bio-fortified pearl millet trial in young children from the urban slums of Mumbai. Her research experience and interests includes dietary interventions, maternal and child nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, fortification, bio- fortification, biomarkers, and cognitive functions


Postdoctoral Fellow - Global Health and Technology
INSiGHTDivision of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University 


Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University

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.



Jinsu Kim, Ph. D.

Jinsu received his Doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Houston. He has experience with development of Point-of-Care diagnostics for infections and diseases. Currently, his research focuses on developing a filed-portable lateral flow immunoassay to detect Malaria for epidemiological study in Ecuador.





Yvon Serge Ongagna Yhombi

Serge’s research project spans two departments (Nutritional Sciences and Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University) and focuses on the development of a rapid diagnostic platform (also known as Fever Phone) for Point-Of-Care (POC) detection of pathogens responsible of Acute Febrile Illnesses (AFIs) in humans. His previous research work at New York University focused on the development of rapid tests for POC detection of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, and other infectious diseases