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Gaurav Arora received his Ph.D. in Biology from Georgia Institute of Technology. His doctoral thesis focused on understanding the evolutionary differences between human and chimpanzee apoptotic function. He was also involved in looking at the effects of small insertion and deletion sequences between human and chimpanzee genomes. While at Georgia Tech, Dr. Arora entered a fellowship program for training undergraduate teaching assistants. It was during this time that he developed a strong interest in undergraduate biology education.
Dr. Arora conducted his post-doctoral fellowship in Dr. Anne Rosenwald’s lab at Georgetown University. He is involved with the Genome Solver project , which aims to improve undergraduate bioinformatics education. Using bioinformatics tools, Dr. Arora ‘s current research looks at the effects of overlapping open reading frames in yeast genomes and the role of microbiome in ecological systems. Dr. Arora is involved with synergistic activities of the American Society of Microbiology and with the Genomics Education Partnership at Washington University ion St. Louis.
University of Mumbai, India Chemistry (Hons.) B.Sc., 1999
University of Mumbai, India Biochemistry M.Sc., 2001
Georgia State University, Atlanta GA Biology MS, 2006
Georgia Institute of Technology,Atlanta GA Biology Ph.D., 2011
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