Beena Kadakkuzha, Ph.D.

Senior Research Project Manager

Find personalized solutions for diseases.

I hold a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University Texas at Dallas and postdoctoral research expertise in functional genomics and transcriptomics from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Jupiter, Florida. A molecular biologist by training, I worked to see how small RNAs fold and big RNAs control gene expression and cellular functions, especially in human diseases and disorders. In addition to see how smart RNAs are, I am interested to apply the project and people management methodologies applied in the business/industrial world to the scientific research environment. I worked as a Project Manager at Rice University, Houston, Texas, to develop a Web platform for data collection for scientific research.

At JAX, I am part of a robust team at the Computational Sciences (CS) where I collaborates with the faculty, software developers, and computation scientists- who are dedicated to find novel solutions in the fight against diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's using cutting edge computational and genomics technologies. As a Project Manager, I supports the CS team to plan, facilitate, execute, and deliver projects within agreed-upon timelines, resources, and objectives.

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