Sharvari Narendra, M.S.

Sharvari Narendra, M.S.

University of Virginia

Sharvari Narendra, M.D., is a bioinformatics analyst in the lab of Amy Mathers, M.D., at the University of
Virginia, School of Medicine. Narendra has a master's degree in bioinformatics from Northeastern
University, Boston, as well as a master's degree in microbiology from Savitribai Phule Pune
University, India. She is particularly interested in optimizing and improving bioinformatics tools
and pipelines utilized in the analysis of microbial genomics, particularly in the public health
domain. She is currently working on bacterial long and short read data analysis and wastewater
metagenomics analysis, as well as understanding the movement of mobile genetic elements in
bacteria.

Narendra belongs to professional organizations, including the Public Health Alliance for
Genomic Epidemiology (PHA4GE) and the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), where she
is currently a mentor for the ASM Future Leaders Mentoring Fellowship (FLMF) and a member
of the Subcommittee on the Status of Women in Microbiology (SSWiM). In her spare time,
Narendra likes to write stories, poems, blogs and read books and articles.