Research leadership: Babu Guda, PhD

Babu Guda, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on March 9 for UNMC’s Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.

Research Leadership Award

The Research Leadership Award is intended to honor scientists previously recognized as Distinguished Scientists who have a longstanding research funding history and also serve as research leaders and mentors on campus.

  • Name: Babu Guda, PhD
  • Title: Professor and vice chair, UNMC Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy, and assistant dean for research development, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: 2010
  • Hometown: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Please describe your research focus in three words 

Biomedical informatics and genomic data science

Why is research important in the world today? 

Expansive data being generated in biomedical research has become the central resource to carry out explorative research and generate new hypotheses by integrating and correlating discrete data points. Raw data in itself has little value unless it is analyzed and interpreted properly. Research on the application of informatics tools will enable us to extract the signal from the noise to make meaningful biological inferences or discover new paradigms.

My work will make a difference because: 

My work covers a wide array of topics related to research informatics, including the development of novel computational methods. We apply informatics tools to systematically integrate, correlate and analyze multi-omics data sets using machine learning and deep learning approaches. This type of research makes a huge difference because it enables us to discover biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and survival and aids in generating new testable hypotheses.

The best advice I could give a beginning researcher is: 

If you have clear career goals and, more importantly, the grit to execute your plans, the rest falls in place naturally. You just need to be patient.

The toughest lesson I’ve learned is: 

I couldn’t think of a particularly tough one, but I try hard to not learn the same lesson twice, which makes it easier to learn the newer lessons.

The best part of my job is:

Multitasking and staying in a learning environment surrounded by brilliant people, particularly my research team, which teaches me new things every day.

Three things you may not know about me are: 

  • I’m a first-generation college graduate.
  • I was delivered by a midwife in a south Indian village with no electricity and health care facilities.
  • I enjoy cooking, but not as much eating what I cook.


  1. Vijay Singu says:


  2. Hamid Band says:

    Congratulations! A well deserved accolade.

  3. Wasim Nasser says:


  4. Dr. S. V. Bhavani Prasad says:

    Congratulations ra Chitti

  5. Avinash Veerappa says:

    Congratulations Dr.Guda

  6. Ramesh Ramalingam says:

    Congratulations, Babu. My best wishes.

  7. Balasrinivasa Sajja says:

    Congratulations Dr. Guda!

  8. Dr.Y.Haragopal says:

    Heartiest congratulations Chitti. Proud of you. You truly deserve much more accolades

  9. Peng Xiao says:

    Congratulations Dr. Guda!!

  10. Murali Bandi says:

    Congratulations Annayya, proud of you! 👏

  11. Shibiao Wan says:

    Congratulations, Babu! Well deserved!

  12. Satyanarayana Mallemarapu says:

    Congratulations Chitti Babu and best wishes to you. Expecting lot more research that benefit mankind and more awards in future. GOD bless you.

  13. Nirmala devi M says:

    Congratulations Chitti Babu and Proud to say you are my brother. May God Bless you with much more Successful Achievements in your future.

  14. Nagendra Chaturvedi says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Guda!

  15. Kusum K. Kharbanda says:

    Congratulations, Babu!

  16. Amar Singh says:

    Congratulations Babu. Well deserving.

  17. S.Srinivasa Rao says:

    Hearty congratulations sir🌹

  18. Kotturu Rajasekhar says:

    Congratulations guda

  19. J. Graham Sharp. says:


  20. Jashwanth Guda says:

    Congratulations, Babai

  21. Durga Koteswara Rao says:

    Congratulations Babai, 💐💐💐💐💐💐💐

  22. S Venkateshbabu says:

    Congratulations dear we are proud of you

  23. SUDARSANA RAO G V says:

    Congratulations Chitti Babu.
    Best wishes all your endeavors.

  24. Sanjit Pandey says:

    Congratulations Dr. Guda!!

  25. Renuka Vallarapu says:

    Dr. Guda:
    Your academic and professional journey is inspiring.
    Wish you could goto Ag College – Bapatla (your almamater) and inspire younger generation!
    Renuka Vallarapu (B-90-81)

  26. Anil Kapure says:

    Congratulations Sir

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