Beena Kadakkuzha, Ph.D.

Senior Research Project Manager

Find personalized solutions for diseases.

I hold a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University Texas at Dallas and postdoctoral training in functional genomics and transcriptomics from The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Florida. I transitioned from a research scientist to the field of research project/program management and at JAX, I am part of a robust team of faculty, software engineers, computational scientists, bioinformaticians, and statistical analysts at the Computational Sciences (CS) department whose mission is to provide the informatics resources and services to JAX’s faculty to conduct research of the highest scientific merit. As a Research Project Manager, I facilitate agile project management approaches to plan, facilitate, execute, and deliver software applications, tools, and platform to solve complex problems in genetics and genomics.

Education and experience


The Scripps Research Institute
Postdoctoral fellow
Adv: Dr. Claes Wahlestedt
Adv: Dr. Sathya Puthanveettil

The University of Texas at Dallas
Ph.D., Molecular & Cellular Biology
Adv: Dr. Tianbing X

University of Calicut
M.Sc., Biotechnology


Computational Sciences, The Jackson Laboratory
Research Project Manager

Rice University
Project Manager