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Program Director

Office of Genomic Data Science


M.S. Andhra University

Ph.D. State University of New York College at Buffalo


Dr. Sandhya Xirasagar is a program director in NHGRI’s Office of Genomic Data Science. Prior to joining NHGRI in 2022, Sandhya was at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where she led their Clinical Genomics and Laboratory Informatics Initiatives. She has extensive leadership experience in the development of genomics repositories. Sandhya is involved in developing, promoting, supporting, and coordinating genomic data science activities across NHGRI. She oversees an extramural grant portfolio focused on model organism databases, data science, and training to foster genomics and data science expertise in a diverse workforce.

Last updated: September 14, 2022