Jeeva ("Life") Informatics Solutions LLC is a Bioinformatics solutions provider based in Montgomery County, Maryland. Our goal is to accelerate advances in Molecular Biology research for biomedical and agricultural applications by enabling life scientists with industry best practices. Jeeva specializes in providing "On-Demand Virtual Bioinformatics Core Facility", genomics bigdata management, analysis, and interpretation services. At Jeeva, we recognize that there is no single software tool that can satisfy the evolving needs of life scientists dealing with bigdata such as those coming from microarrays and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms. Life scientists need a trusted Bioinformatics collaborator who can help drive raw data management, analysis and interpretation.
Jeeva's founder Harsha K Rajasimha, Ph.D. comes with a strong background in Bioinformatics, translational research and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis with over 10+ years of proven track record backed by publications in multiple areas of Biology, Applied Genomics and disease. Between 2009-2012, he spearheaded the setup of a NGS platform at a large laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for which he received an Innovation Award. While several laboratories were still struggling to make sense of the NGS data, Harsha played a key role on multiple peer-reviewed papers published in a very short duration. Dr. Rajasimha envisions working with biomedical scientists from academia, government and industry to help bridge the gap from raw data generation to knowledge, publications, or products. Next generation of products and solutions will be designed for life scientists based on experiences gained from delivering services to these three different market segments.
Dr. Rajasimha is an affiliate faculty member at the school of systems biology at George Mason University, serves on the expert panel for rare genomics institute and is a contributing member of the Pharma Pistoia Alliance. During his 10+ years of experience in Bioinformatics, Dr. Rajasimha has held various leadership, scientific and technical roles. Before founding Jeeva, Dr. Rajasimha was Sr. Director of Bioinformatics and translational research at Dovel Technologies advising FDA on their STARLIMS implementation program. He has provided Bioinformatics / NGS data analysis consulting services globally including to National Eye Institute, USDA, West Virginia University, Georgetown University and Genome International Corporation, Catholic Health Initiatives, National Jewish Health and various clients. He has played key roles in multiple large multidisciplinary bioinformatics and genomics projects in academia, government and industry. His work has spanned technical, scientific and leadership roles in Bioinformatics, microbial genomics, microarray data analysis, NGS data management and analysis, CyberInfrastructure design and implementation to support NGS platforms, laboratory information management systems (LIMS), cancer biomedical informatics grid (caBIG), the biological pathway exchange (Biopax) consortium, heterogeneous data integration, systems biology, providing NGS data analysis services to academic institutions, development of software tools for analysis and visualization of NGS data. He is driven by the challenges and opportunities to advance the goals of personalized medicine and agribiotech by applying the core underlying concepts of Genomic bigdata analysis/interpretation in microbes, plants, animals and humans.