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Suma Thareja

SaiSuma Samudrala

Suma Thareja

G4 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Aoy Mitchell, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


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

Research Interests

Pediatric Cardiology

Research Experience

Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018-present
Advisor: Aoy Mitchell, PhD
Project: Novel KLHL26 variant associated with a familial case of Ebstein’s anomaly and left ventricular non-compaction

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)


Kim MS, Fleres B, Lovett J, Anfinson M, Samudrala SSK, et al. Contractility of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Cardiomyocytes With an MYH6 Head Domain Variant Associated With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020 Jun 23;8:440. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2020.00440. PMID: 32656206; PMCID: PMC7324479.

Samudrala SSK, North LM, Stamm KD, et al. Novel KLHL26 variant associated with a familial case of Ebstein's anomaly and left ventricular noncompaction. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2020 Apr;8(4):e1152. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.1152. Epub 2020 Jan 27. PMID: 31985165; PMCID: PMC7196453.

Geddes GC, Samudrala SS, Earing MG. Neonatal Assessment of Infants with Heterotaxy. Clin Perinatol. 2020 Mar;47(1):171-182. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2019.10.011. Epub 2019 Oct 31. PMID: 32000924.

Sudmeier LJ, Samudrala SS, Howard SP, Ganetzky B. Persistent Activation of the Innate Immune Response in Adult Drosophila Following Radiation Exposure During Larval Development. G3 (Bethesda). 2015 Sep 1;5(11):2299-306. doi: 10.1534/g3.115.021782. PMID: 26333838; PMCID: PMC4632050.

Meeting Abstracts

Samudrala SS, North L, Stamm K, Earing M, Frommelt MA, Willes R, Tripathi S, Dsouza N, Zimmermann M, Mahnke D, Liang HL, Lund M, Lin C, Geddes GC, Afzal Z, Strande J, Lough JW, Mitchell M, and Tomita-Mitchell A. Novel KLHL26 variant associated with a familial case of Ebstein’s anomaly and left ventricular non-compaction. Weinstein Cardiovascular Development Conference, May 2019.

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.

General Interests

Tennis, violin, running, reading, and painting