Lakshmi Kumar Matukumalli, Ph.D., is a program director in the Networks and Development Programs Branch in the
Division for Research Capacity Building, where he manages grants for the
IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research (INBRE) and the
Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) programs.
Before joining NIGMS, Matukumalli served as a program director at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, where he managed extramural grant programs in the areas of genomics, phenomics, bioinformatics, quantitative genetics, and data sciences. Prior to that, he conducted animal genomics and bioinformatics research at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, while serving as a research faculty member at George Mason University in Virginia. Matukumalli earned M.S. degrees in biotechnology (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India) and biochemical engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India). He received his Ph.D. in bioinformatics and computational biology from George Mason University.
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