PhD, Bioinformatics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
MS, Bioinformatics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
BTech, Bioinformatics, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, July 2007 - May 2011

Curriculum Vitae (last updated 23rd Nov 2017) [PDF]

Email: lavanya DOT rishishwar AT gatech DOT edu


I am the team lead and founding member of Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory (ABiL), a public-private partnership between Georgia Tech and IHRC Inc. My current research focus is on the development of computational tools for the investigation of genomic variants of clinical importance. Specifically, I am interested in bringing together and harnessing the power genomics, molecular evolution and machine learning algorithms to develop methods that can help in translating genomics from bench-side to bed-side.

The areas that drive my imagniations are:

  • Human genomics: genotype-phenotype associations, population genomics, ancestry analysis & molecular anthropology
  • Bacterial Genomics and Comparative analysis: Computational genomics analysis of bacterial genomes for addressing public health issues and development of predictive tools for accurate identification of bacteria

I am passionate about science and technology and this has led me to acquire experience in working with multitude of *-seq data. I also occasionally do freelancing, development/maintenance of websites/web-tools and graphics designing.
Here are links to few of the websites that I have developed and I am currently maintaining: ABiL webpage, Jordan lab webpage, GeorgiaTech-UniValle Genome Center and Panamerican Bioinformatics Institute website