A. Ranjitha Dhanasekaran, PhD - Faculty Research Associate

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Contact Information

Email: Arockia.Dhanasekaran@cuanschutz.edu


PhD, Utah State University

MS, Utah State University

BE, University of Madras, India



A Ranjitha Dhanasekaran, PhD, joined the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center as Faculty Research Associate in January 2017 and is working with Dr. Huntington Potter. Dr. Dhanasekaran earned her Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science & Engineering from the Univesity of Madras, India. In 2006, she earned her Master of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Bioinformatics from Utah State University. In her Master's, she modeled and simulated the role of genetic regulatory networks in cellular pattern formation. She received her Doctorate in Computer Science with a specialization in Bioinformatics from Utah State University in 2011. She modeled and simulated dynamic state metabolic flux. She has been working at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus since 2012. Her research interests are Bioinformatics and Computational Biology using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She will be focusing on pattern formation, knowledge discovery in databases, combinatorial drugs and single cell genomics.

Recent Publications

McConnell BV, Kaplan RI, Teale PD, Kronberg E, Broussard JL, Guzetti JR, Sillau SH, Dhanasekaran AR, Kluger BM, Berman BD.

"Feasibility of Home-based Automated Transcranial Electrical Stimulation During Slow Wave Sleep" Brain Stimul. 2019 May - Jun;12(3):813-815. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2019.02.014. Epub 2019 Feb 20.


Dhanasekaran AR, Gardiner KJ. "RPPAware: A Software Suite to Preprocess, Analyze and Visualize Reverse Phase Protein Array Data." Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 16 (03), 185001 (2018). 


Gupta M, Dhanasekaran AR, Gardiner KJ. "Mouse Models of Down Syndrome: Gene Content and Consequences." Mamm Genome. 2016 Dec; 27(11-12): 538-555. Epub 2016 Aug 18


A list of publications for Dr. Dhanasekaran can be found here

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