Padma Poojitha Alla

Poojitha Alla
  • Graduate Student Ambassador
  • Degree sought: M.S. Bioinformatics


allapiu [dot] edu


Undergraduate Degree: Biotechnology (Btech), Koneru Lakshmaiah University, India

I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Bioinformatics. I work in the Janga Lab. I am passionate about research using next-generation sequencing and in cancer genomics.

I choose IUPUI because it comprises of broad and extensive research opportunities in an array of disciplines that would enable me to attain a deeper insight, superior exposure and advanced knowledge. Besides, the program also provides multidisciplinary tracks to innovation and comprehensive global learning. The student community and organizations are very diverse that have a broad range of opportunities to explore and get involved.

I aspire to be an independent woman who would have the aptitude to inspire, empower and make the world a better place.

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