- Columbus US-OH
Leveraging the power of computational analysis to further medical and scientific research, Vikram Katju works as a computational biologist with a special interest in analyzing genomic data. Committed to eliminating cancer, Vikram Katju contributes to a variety of studies. At present, his work involves the use of computers to analyze next-generation whole-genome and whole-transcriptome sequencing data as part of a tumor-normal study. The work requires studying genomes and transcriptomes taken from tumor samples and comparing them against matched normal samples provided by the same patients. Vikram Katju first encountered the field of whole-genome sequencing when he operated as a postdoctorate Fellow at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.When away from his research and work, Vikram Katju enjoys listening to music, reading, exploring new places, and watching television and movies. He counts the original Star Trek series as a favorite. Interested in experiencing a wide range of cultures, he takes great pleasure in trying new cuisine. He also finds satisfaction in helping others in his community. For example, Katju assists people who stutter by relating his own childhood experiences, specifically the tricks and techniques he developed to help him cope with the speech impediment. He is fond of sports, particularly racket sports like badminton, tennis, squash, and table tennis. Vikram Katju uses his Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad to read detective novels like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op stories. An avid technology fan, Katju possesses two MacBook Pros and a Hewlett-Packard Envy. He prefers Apple products for both recreational and professional use.