Group Members

Genomics and Drug Development 

Dr. Mekdes Megeressa, Ph.D.  Research Associate

Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chapman University, Irvine, California, USA

mekdes.m@camcid.org

 

Dr. Seema Saroj, Ph.D. 

Research Associate

Ph.D. Pharmaceutics, The Maharaja Sayajirao University, India

External Position: Research Associate, Alembic Pharmaceuticals, India

seema.s@camcid.org

 

Neha S. Tomar, Ph.D. (In progress)  

Research Assistant

Ph.D. (ongoing) Neuroscience, University of Salford, UK

neha.t@camcid.org

 

Ara V. Abbott, MS

Research Assistant

MS Individualized Genomics and Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

ara.a@camcid.org

 

Heba Fleihan, MS  

Research Assistant

MS Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

heba.f@camcid.org

 

Research Coordinator

Hillary Dixon

hillary​​​​​​​@camcid.org

 

Research Focus

 

Genomics, especially high-performance sequencing and characterization of expressed human genes, has provided new possibilities for drug discovery. We perform literature reviews and data analysis in the areas of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, drug-protein, drug-membrane binding, and different drug delivery systems

 

Our Genomics and Drug Development group carries out researches in the following areas:

  • DNA sequencing methods and bioinformatics
  • Genetic diagnosis of disease
  • Next-generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Drug Development