Kushal Suryamohan

Adjunct Faculty (Genomics and Biology)



Kushal Suryamohan is a Bioinformatics Scientist at Medgenome, Inc, USA. Trained both as a bioinformatics and wet lab researcher, his current research is aimed at leveraging recent advances in sequencing technologies including long reads, optical map sequencing and chromatin capture technology to generate high-quality genomes with a focus on medically and ecologically relevant species including venomous animals, and endangered animals. His research work is also aimed at utilizing high-throughput next generation sequencing-based assays to understand the consequences of genetic changes in cancer genomes. Kushal holds an undergraduate degree in Information Science and Engineering from PES university in Bangalore, India. He earned his Master of Science degree in Computer Science and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He did his postdoctoral work in Oncology at Stanford University followed by another postdoc in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics at Genentech.

Publications
  • The Indian cobra reference genome and transcriptome enables comprehensive identification of venom toxins.

    Suryamohan K, Krishnankutty SP, Guillory J, Jevit M, Schröder MS, Wu M, Kuriakose B, Mathew OK, Perumal RC, Koludarov I, Goldstein LD, Senger K, Dixon MD, Velayutham D, Vargas D, Chaudhuri S, Muraleedharan M, Goel R, Chen YJ, Ratan A, Liu P, Faherty B, de la Rosa G, Shibata H, Baca M, Sagolla M, Ziai J, Wright GA, Vucic D, Mohan S, Antony A, Stinson J, Kirkpatrick DS, Hannoush RN, Durinck S, Modrusan Z, Stawiski EW, Wiley K, Raudsepp T, Kini RM, Zachariah A, Seshagiri S.
    Nat Genet. 2020 Jan;52(1):106-117. doi: 10.1038/s41588-019-0559-8. Epub 2020 Jan 6.
    PMID: 31907489

  • Identification of African-Specific Admixture between Modern and Archaic Humans.

    Wall JD, Ratan A, Stawiski E; GenomeAsia 100K Consortium.
    Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Dec 5;105(6):1254-1261. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2019.11.005.
    PMID: 31809748

  • The GenomeAsia 100K Project enables genetic discoveries across Asia.

    GenomeAsia100K Consortium.
    Nature. 2019 Dec;576(7785):106-111. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1793-z. Epub 2019 Dec 4.
    PMID: 31802016