Sriram Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering


NCRC, Building 520, Room 3328
1600 Huron Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


(734) 764-1566

Primary Website

Systems Biology Lab

Research Interests

  • Fighting antibiotic resistance using drug combinations:  We are developing software tools (e.g. INDIGO, MAGENTA) to design drug combinations with enhanced potency and reduced potential for developing resistance. We also study pathogen metabolism and pathogen-immune interactions to discover new synergistic antibiotics against M. tuberculosis, S. aureus and other pathogens.
  • Systems biology algorithms to understand metabolic regulation: Our lab is developing new modeling tools to simulate the activity of thousands of metabolic reactions in a human or microbial cell, giving us a unique systems perspective on metabolic regulation. We have applied the methods that we developed (e.g. PROM, DFA, GEMINI and ASTRIX) to understand microbial, stem-cell, cancer, and brain metabolism using omics datasets.

Research Areas:

Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Cancer, Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


  • AI in BME (BME 499.060): This course introduces students to AI and machine-learning algorithms and their applications in BME. The course is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Learn more at the course website


  • Nutrient Sensing by Histone Marks: Reading the Metabolic Histone Code Using Tracing, Omics, and Modeling. BioEssays, 2020.
  • Genome-scale network model of metabolism and histone acetylation reveals metabolic dependencies of histone deacetylase inhibitors, Genome Biology, 2019
  • Transcriptomic signatures predict regulators of drug synergy and clinical regimen efficacy against Tuberculosis, mBio, 2019
  • Comprehensive mapping of pluripotent stem cell metabolism using dynamic genome-scale network modeling, Cell Reports, 2017
  • Granzyme B disrupts central metabolism and protein synthesis in bacteria to promote an immune cell death program, Cell, 2017

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