Sai-Suma SamudralaSai-Suma Samudrala

Research Interests

Pediatric Cardiology


BS, 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Molecular Biology

Research Experience

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013-2015
Advisor: Barry Ganetzky, PhD
Project: A Drosophila genetic screen to find therapeutic targets for radiotherapy, a common treatment for central nervous system malignancies

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014-2016
Advisor: Peter Lewis, PhD
Project: Understanding the structural and functional importance of basic patch residues in the highly conserved histone binding domain of the chaperone protein Death-domain associated protein 6 (Daxx)


Sudmeier LJ, Samudrala S, Howard SP, and Ganetzky B. Persistent Activation of the Innate Immune Response in Adult Drosophila Following Radiation Exposure During Larval Development. G3: Genetics of Immunity (2015).

Meeting Abstract

Samudrala S, North L, Kim M, Strande Jennifer, Zeeshan A, Frommelt MA, Earing M, Lough JW, Mitchell M, and Tomita-Mitchell A. Patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells to model Ebstein’s anomaly (EA) with left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC). Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society, St. Louis, MO, September 2017.


Tennis, violin, running, reading, and painting