Harsha K. Rajasimha, Ph.D.
Harsha K. Rajasimha, Ph.D. serves as a founder member of the Organization for Rare Diseases in India and on the scientific expert panel for Rare Genomics Institute. He is academically affiliated as a faculty in the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. He is also the founder CEO of a Bioinformatics and genomics services company Jeeva Informatics Solutions based in the state of Maryland, USA. Since Nov 2013, Harsha is doing business development for Strand Life Sciences, implementing their end to end clinical genomics solutions (www.strandls.com) in the U.S. hospitals. Prior to founding Jeeva, Harsha was a Sr. Director of Bioinformatics and Translational Research at Dovel Technologies, a Virginia based health IT company, where he covered academic and US Federal Government contracts advised FDA on the STARLIMS implementation program at their office of regulatory affairs. Harsha has over a decade of experience working on various interdisciplinary projects involving genomics BigData as a consultant for clients including National Cancer Institute, National Eye Institute, Georgetown University, and Genome International Corporation. His research work has focused on the genomics and systems biology of diseases including Cancer, Infectious diseases, Neuro-Muscular diseases, and retinal degenerative diseases. Harsha completed his M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Virginia Tech, where he developed and applied reusable simulation models of mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy dynamics to various diseases.
Last Updated: March 2014