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I am Rohit Farmer, PhD from India currently living in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Starting from February 2018 I am working as a postdoctoral research associate with S. Joshua Swamidass, MD, PhD at the Laboratory and Genomic Medicine Division of the Washington University in St. Louis. Before moving to USA I worked as an assistant professor at the Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, India. I consider myself an educationist in the making with a sound background in research.

I did my PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK with Peter J. Winn, PhD where I worked on “Modelling polyketide synthases and related macromolecular complexes”. My past research interests include understanding protein structure-function relationship, modelling large macromolecular complexes, molecular dynamics simulations and antibiotic synthesis (see Research). During my postdoctoral fellowship I am extending my expertise in the rapidly developing field of Deep Learning, a new computational technique, to solve medically relevant problems in chemistry, biology and medicine. More specifically, I am working on utilizing deep learning techniques in understanding the effect of socio economic status and human pathology in early life adversity (ELA) among children. Alongside this work, I am also working on projects that predict how drugs are “bio-activated” into toxic molecules.

I am fond of technology, photography, reading and writing, and traveling. My latest interests are learning project management skills, spinoffs and startups, computer security, and anonymity over the internet.

Contact
Dr. Rohit Farmer
Brauer Hall, Room 2028
Danforth Campus
Washington University in Saint Louis
1 Brookings Dr, St Louis, MO 63130
E-mail: rohit dot farmer at gmail dot com