Research Interest:

  • Computational Biology / Machine Learning

Professional Experience

  • 2014‒present Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2012‒2017 Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Eary Career Fellow, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2010‒2011 Ramanujan Fellow, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2009‒2010 Research Associate, Centre for Modeling and Simulation, University of Pune, Pune, India
  • 2008‒2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA


  • University of Pune, India, Computer Engineering B.E. 2002
  • Duke University, USA, Computer Science, PhD. 2008

Selected Publications

  • Taher, L., Narlikar, L., Ovcharenko, I. (2012), Clare: Cracking the LAnguage of regulatory elements, Bioinformatics 28, pp. 581-583
  • Narlikar, L., Sakabe, N.J., Blanski, A.A., Arimura, F.E., Westlund, J.M., Nobrega, M.A., Ovcharenko, I. (2010) Genome-wide discovery of human heart enhancers, Genome Research 20, pp. 381-392
  • Narlikar, L., Gordân, R., Hartemink, A.J.(2007), A nucleosome-guided map of transcription factor binding sites in yeast, PLoS Computational Biology 3 , pp. 2199-2208