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Susmita Shrivastava
Sr. Bioinformatics Analyst

Research Interests and Accomplishments

Susmita Shrivastava is a Sr. Bioinformatics Analyst in the Viral Informatics  group at J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). She is involved in computational primer design, annotation, standardization of annotation, and Genbank submissions across all viral genomes. Susmita also has extensive experience in the structural and functional annotation of prokaryotic genomes and comparative analysis, having processed and submitted over 100 genomes. Her research interests include prokaryotic and viral annotation, standardization of annotation and viral isolate names for developing robust annotation pipeline and genome analyses. Prior to joining TIGR, one of the legacy organizations of JCVI, Susmita worked at the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) working towards Coronavirus annotation and the data standardization for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Resources (BEIR) data.

Susmita received her M.S. in Plant Pathology from Birsa Agricultural University. Her thesis work focused on management rather than control of three major tomato diseases using sustainable agricultural practices. Later she earned another M.S. in Bioinformatics from the Johns Hopkins University. She is currently working towards her M.B.A. from the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University.

Select Publications

Dominguez SR, Shrivastava S, et al.
Isolation, Propagation, Genome Analysis and Epidemiology of HKU1 Betacoronaviruses.

The Journal of General Virology. 2014 Apr 01; 95: 836-48.[more]

Bankamp B, Liu C, et al.
Wild-type Measles Viruses With Non-standard Genome Lengths.

PloS One. 2014 Apr 01; 9: e95470.[more]

Abernathy E, Chen MH, et al.
Analysis of Whole Genome Sequences of 16 Strains of Rubella Virus from the United States, 1961-2009.

Virology Journal. 2013 Sep 01; 10: 32.[more]

Goll, J., Montgomery, R., et al.
The Protein Naming Utility: a Rules Database for Protein Nomenclature

Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan 01; 38(0): D336-9.[more]

Brinkac, L. M., Davidsen, T., et al.
Pathema: a Clade-specific Bioinformatics Resource Center for Pathogen Research

Nucleic Acids Res. 2009 Oct 20;[more]

Ward, N. L., Challacombe, J. F., et al.
Three Genomes from the Phylum Acidobacteria Provide Insight Into the Lifestyles of These Microorganisms In Soils

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Apr 01; 75(7): 2046-56.[more]

Fouts, D. E., Tyler, H. L., et al.
Complete Genome Sequence of the N2-fixing Broad Host Range Endophyte Klebsiella pneumoniae 342 and Virulence Predictions Verified In Mice

PLoS Genet. 2008 Jul 25; 4(7): e1000141.[more]