Dr. Subha Kalyaanamoorthy is an early career Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo. Her academic journey began with a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from La Trobe University, Australia, followed by enriching post-doctoral fellowships at esteemed institutions, including CSIRO (Office of Chief Executive PDF) in Australia and the University of Alberta (NSERC PDF) in Canada.
Dr. Kalyaanamoorthy's research pursuits are dedicated to harnessing the power of computational methods to confront pressing challenges in the realms of biology, health, and the environment. Her multidisciplinary approach spans a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines, encompassing molecular modelling, molecular dynamics simulations, quantum modelling, protein biochemistry, machine learning, phylogenetic inference, and bioinformatics. Through these diverse lenses, she delves deep into the intricacies of protein structures, functions, dynamics, and evolutionary trajectories and develops peptides, small molecules, and nanoparticles for modulating the biological functions of proteins.
Dr. Kalyaanamoorthy has authored over 35 peer-reviewed articles, making impactful contributions to prestigious journals such as Nature Methods, Circulation, and Bioinformatics. Her ground-breaking work has garnered support from renowned funding bodies, including the New Frontiers in Research Fund, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), as well as pivotal organizations in cancer research, such as the Cancer Research Society, Breast Cancer Society of Canada, and Mitacs. Beyond her publications and grants, Dr. Kalyaanamoorthy's innovative spirit shines through her role as a co-inventor in two patent applications and third one in progress, exemplifying her dedication to advancing scientific knowledge.
Dr. Subha Kalyaanamoorthy's work embodies the spirit of scientific exploration and its transformative potential to shape the future of biology and healthcare.