Dr. Sona Vasudevan

Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA.

Dr. Vasudevan is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology at Georgetown University's Medical Center. Dr. Vasudevan has been trained in the lab of Thomas Cech (Nobel Laureate) during her post-doctoral work. She received her Ph.D. in Biophysics from University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Vasudevan's interests span the areas of structural biology, structural bioinformatics, homology modeling, protein-ligand and antibody-antigen interactions, and RNA biology. Her research interests include comparative genomics, protein classification, protein homology modeling, and molecular dynamics simulations to look at the effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms in breast cancer, evolutionary analysis, systems biology, and translational informatics. She has contributed to the development of several well-known bioinformatics tools for doing sequence and structure analysis. She has developed a drug-discovery database. Her research record includes several research papers, invited lectures, and book chapters.

She serves on the Editorial Board of, and is a reviewer for, several journals. She teaches Biochemistry, Structural Biology, and several courses in Informatics. She has mentored over 20 students. She has created the Curriculum and directs the MD/MS dual-degree program in Systems Medicine, and a free-standing MS degree program in Systems Medicine. This is the first program in Systems Medicine in the world.

Dr. Vasudevan has received numerous honors and awards, including several Excellence in Teaching Faculty Awards, the Excellence in Teaching Science Medal, the Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate, and the Dahlgren Memorial Library Read Poster Honoree for Contribution to Cura Personalis.