LMP announces the appointment of Sithara Vivek to our faculty as an assistant professor effective May 15.

Vivek earned a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2023, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences (SCTIMST), India, in 2012, focusing on biostatistics and epidemiology. She has been working as a data manager and researcher in LMP since 2017.

Vivek received the Young Investigator Award with distinction from the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) in 2022 and 2023. As a computational biologist, she specializes in machine learning applications for integrated omics analysis. Her research focuses on identifying blood-based biomarkers of aging and age-related outcomes, such as Alzheimer's dementia and Type 2 Diabetes.


Vivek S, Nelson HH, Prizment AE, Faul J, Crimmins EM, Thyagarajan B. Cross-sectional association between cytomegalovirus seropositivity, inflammation and cognitive impairment in elderly cancer survivors. Cancer Causes & Control. 2022;33(1):81-90.

Ramasubramanian R, Meier HCS, Vivek S, et al. Evaluation of T-cell aging-related immune phenotypes in the context of biological aging and multimorbidity in the Health and Retirement Study. Immunity & Ageing. 2022/07/20 2022;19(1):33. doi:10.1186/s12979-022- 00290-z.

Thyagarajan B, Faul J, Vivek S, et al. Age-related differences in T cell subsets in a nationally representative sample of people over age 55: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. The journals of gerontology Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. Oct 11 2021;doi:10.1093/gerona/glab300.