Dr. Sneha M. Pinto


  • sneha.mp@gmail.com

Dr. Sneha M. Pinto is a recipient of DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award from the DST, Government of India She obtained her M.Sc degree in Medical Biochemistry from Manipal University and Ph.D. degree from Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore and Manipal University, Manipal, India. As part of her Ph.D. work, she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Akhilesh Pandey at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA to identify components of Interleukin-33 signaling pathway. She has considerable experience in quantitative proteomics and mass spectrometry data analysis. She uses Systems Biology approaches including proteomics, phosphoproteomics, metabolomics and genome editing to delineate the molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions, identify diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets in infectious diseases and understand the mechanisms of immune signaling.


  • Visiting fellow (May 2018- Present) – Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR), Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine (IKOM), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty (Aug 2015 – Jun 2019) – Center for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine, Mangalore, India
  • Faculty Scientist (Jun 2015 – Jul 2015) – YU-IOB Center for Systems Biology and Molecular Medicine, Yenepoya University, Mangalore
  • Postdoctoral fellow (Sept 2014- May 2015) – Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bangalore, India
  • Research Scholar (Aug 2012–Apr 2014) – Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • D. student (Jul 2009 – Sept 2014) – Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bangalore
  • Junior Research Fellow (Feb 2007-Jun 2009) – Department of Clinical Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore

Honors And Awards

  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2015-2019
  • Thermo Fisher Scholar funded by Thermo´s Global Science Alliance Partnership with IOB 2015
  • Award for excellence in performance at the Targeted Proteomics workshop held at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India between December 10-14, 2015
  • Senior Research Fellowship funded by CSIR, Government of India, 2012
  • Qualified as Junior Research Fellow in ICMR funded Projects/Scheme, 2007

Research Interest/Area

Biomarkers and therapeutic targets, Metabolomics

Books/book chapter

  1. Pinto, S. M., Subbannayya, Y., Prasad, T. S. K. (2019). Functional Proteomic Analysis to Characterize Signaling Crosstalk. Functional Proteomics: Methods and Protocols. X. Wang and M. Kuruc. New York, NY, Springer New York: 197-224.


Riaz Abdulla, Anwar Asif, Hafiz Johan, Sneha Pinto, Yashwanth S, Rekha P.D., Arun A. B., Farhaad Y. (2017). Biomarker for diagnosing Oral cancer. Patent#: TEMP/E- 1/16080/2017-CHE