Dr. Mohana Eswari Ragu, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Bioinformatics Scientist

Sector: Research

Member Since, October 4, 2023

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About Me

Driven and passionate researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education and research industry. Possess knowledge in Bioinformatics, Data Science, Laboratory Skills, Molecular Biology, Cancer Research, Microbiology and Plant Genomics. Strong research professional with a Bachelor of Biotechnology (First Class Honours) in Microbiology and Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics and Ph.D in Plant Science. Efficient in research management, devising and analytical skills to research projects. Work well in a team and high pressure positions. I am currently working as a Bioinformatics Post-Doctoral Scientist in Cancer Research Malaysia

Core skills comprise of: Research, Next Generation Sequencing & Data Analysis, Plant Genomics, Molecular Biology, Cancer genetics, AWS, R, Python, Linux.



  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Agricultural Science (2014 - 2018) Monash University Malaysia

    Activities and societies: Semi-finalist for The Data Incubator Data Science Fellowship - Thesis title : How are small RNAs in germinating rice grains influenced by heat stress? - Observed change in expression of miRNAs and its target gene following high temperature stress during progeny seed germination of maternal plants grown in environmental temperature and after pre-exposure of high temperature stress in maternal plants post-anthesis.

  • Bachelor of Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology and Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics (2009 - 2012) The University of Queensland

    Grade: Honours Class I Activities and societies: University of Queensland Malaysia Student Association (UQMSA) - Bachelor of Biotechnology majoring in Microbial Biotechnology - Commenced my Honours year in the Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research (CILR) and School of Agricultural & Food Science (SAFS) to research on synthetic allohexaploid Brassica species

  • American Degree Program, Biotechnology (2007 - 2008) Taylor's University

    Activities and societies: Committee Member of Science Society 2009 American Degree Transfer Program (ADP)

Work & Experience

  • Cancer Research Malaysia (2020 - Present ) Postdoctoral Scientist (Bioinformatics)

    Research Unit : Genomics and Bioinformatics Projects: - Analysis of Prognosis for Age and Gene Expression Signatures in Asian Breast Cancer patients - Database Management - Analysis of TP53 somatic mutations in Asian Breast Cancer patients - Identification of New Subtypes in Asian Breast Cancer patients

  • Monash University Malaysia (2014 - 2017 ) Teaching Associate

    Lab demonstrator and marker for these subjects below: (1) BTH3752 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2) GEN3051 Medical and Forensic Genetics (3) BTH3820 Plant Biotechnology Mentoring the undergraduate students during lab practicals and presenting the application of laboratory equipment, experiments and the techniques to observe in each lab practical

  • The University of Queensland (2011 - 2012 ) UQ Undergraduate Research Student

    Using Unreduced Gametes to Develop A Valuable Polyploid Species Crops (2011)