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Dr. Chittari Shivakumar

Dr. Chittari Shivakumar

Scientific Review Officer


Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences DABP
Population Sciences and Epidemiology PSE
Study Section:
Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics Study Section BCHI

Before coming to CSR, Dr. Chittari Shivakumar worked at the Henry M. Jackson foundation supporting the NIH Uniformed Services University (USU) Precision Medicine Program as Director for Administration and Research Projects. In addition, he provided scientific peer review support for the USU Vice President’s Office for Research. Dr. Shivakumar earlier worked at the American Institute of Biological Sciences, coordinating peer reviews for the Department of Defense. He also managed peer reviews for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute while at Leidos. Prior to that, he worked at Eli Lilly and the American Type Culture Collection in the area of bioinformatics/systems biology, building various bioinformatics tools, databases and providing genomics services. Dr. Shivakumar earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from Center for Biotechnology, Anna University, India. His postdoctoral studies were focused on transcriptional mechanisms of the viral and cellular promoters by the tumor suppressor protein, P53. In addition, he earned a second master’s degree majoring in computer science. He also earned certification as a project management professional via the Project Management Institute.