Bioinformatics Program Alumni

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Name Current Title Employer Dissertation
Subramanian Shankar Ajay Subramanian Shankar Ajay

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Novel Bioinformatics Approaches for MicroRNA Detection and Target Prediction
Drishti Kaul Basel Al-Barghouthi

Ph.D. Student

Raquel Assis Raquel Assis

Assistant Professor of Biology

Origin and Evolution of Novel Sequences by Gene Duplication
Oscar Alejandro Balbin Oscar Alejandro Balbin

Investigator I in Bioinformatics

Identifying Novel Targetable Genes and Pathways in Cancer by Integrating Diverse Omics Data
Chaitanya Bandlamudi Chaitanya Bandlamudi

Ph.D. Student

Michael Bell Michael Bell

Software Engineer

Mark Benson Mark Benson

NCBI Contractor

Binding MOAD (Mother of All Databases)
Stewart Chang Stewart Chang

Computational Biologist

Multi-Scale Modeling of Antigen Presentation With Applications to Tuberculosis
Ji Chen Ji Chen

Business Analytics Manager

Identification of Global and Specific Gene Expression Patterns Based on Microarray
Yili Chen Yili Chen

Data Scientist (Manager)

Integrative Analysis of Transcriptional Regulation Using Computational Approaches
Yu Chen Yu Chen

Software Engineer

Protein Structural Alignment and Application for Fold Recognition
Yuheng Chen Yuheng Chen

Virtualization Engineer Intern

Shanshan Cheng Shanshan Cheng

Research Fellow

Delineating Structural Characteristics of Viral Capsid Proteins Critical for their Functional Assembly
Nick Comment Nick Comment

Lead Data Scientist

Chad Creighton Chad Creighton

Asst. Professor of Medicine

Comparing Gene Expression Profiles of Cell Culture Models with Profiles of Tumor Xenografts and Patient Tumors : Implications for Lung and Breast Cancers
Lan Dai Lan Dai

Associate Scientist

The Application of Mass Spectrometry-Based Label-Free Quantitative Proteomic Strategies in Cancer Stem Cell Research
Michael DeGiorgio Michael DeGiorgio

Assistant Professor of Biology

Genetic Variation and Modern Human Origins
Casey Diekman Casey Diekman

Assistant Professor

Modeling and Analysis of Electrical Network Activity in Neuronal Systems
Joseph Donohoe Joseph Donohoe

Informatics & Special Projects Lead

Evaluating the Methodology and Clinical Utility of Spatial Access to Health Care Measures in Appalachia
Ascia Eskin Ascia Eskin

Programmer Analyst II

Jayson Falkner Jayson Falkner

Software Engineer

Aggregation, Dissemination, and Analysis of High-throughput Scientific Data Sets in the Field of Proteomics
Damian Fermin Damian Fermin


Use of Proteomics as a Method of Enhancing Genome Annotation
Mallory Freeberg Mallory Freeberg

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Computational Analysis of the Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulatory Network
Chang Gong Chang Gong

Postdoctoral Fellow

"Quantifying the Generation of T Cell Immunity using a Systems Biology Approach"
Kelly Grossman Kelly Grossman

Assistant Professor of the Library: Math & Science Librarian & Instructor for Computer Science

Teal Guidici Teal Guidici

Ph.D. Student

Katherine Gurdziel Katherine Gurdziel

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Environmental Health Science

Omar Halawa Omar Halawa

Interventional Pain Fellow

Patrick Harrington Patrick Harrington

Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist

Inverse Problems in High Dimensional Stochastic Systems Under Uncertainty
Andrew Hodges Andrew Hodges

Bioinformatics Specialist

Bayesian Network Approaches for Refining and Expanding Cellular and Immunological Pathways
Juichi (“Lucy”) Huang Juichi (“Lucy”) Huang


Integrative Statistical Learning with Applications to Predicting Features of Diseases and Health
Yongsheng Huang Yongsheng Huang

Research Staff

Integrative Statistical Learning with Applications to Predicting Features of Diseases and Health
Junguk Hur Junguk Hur

Assistant Professor

Integration of Text Mining with Systems Biology Provides New Insight into the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Neuropathy
Kathryn Iverson Kathryn Iverson

Applications Programmer

Matthew Iyer Matthew Iyer

Ph.D. Student

Discovery and characterization of long non-coding RNAs in cancer transcriptomes
Doug Jacobsen Doug Jacobsen

NERSC Systems Engineer

An Investigation of the Roles of Magnesium Ions in the Catalytic Cycle of the Protein Kinase CDK2: A Molecular Link between Allosteric Activation and Catalytic Activity
Sunit Jain Sunit Jain

Bioinformatics Specialist

Ethan Jewett Ethan Jewett

Postdoctoral Fellow, EECS Dept.

Cole Johnson Cole Johnson

Assoc. Project Mgr.

Drishti Kaul Drishti Kaul

Bioinformatics Engineer, Microbial & Environmental Genomics Dept.

Reagan Kelly Reagan Kelly

Bioinformatics Scientist

The Development and Application of a Risk Index to Predict Individualized Chronic Disease Risk
Nickolay Khazanov Nickolay Khazanov

Bioinformatics Scientist III

Large-Scale Analysis of Protein-Ligand Binding Sites using the Binding MOAD Database
Jung Kim Jung Kim

Data Scientist

Characterization of Copy Number Aberrations and Epigenetic Modifications in Prostate Cancer
Divya Kriti Divya Kriti


Aditi Kulkarni Aditi Kulkarni

Java Developer and Consultant

Bo Li Bo Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

Development and Application of Novel Methods to Study Tumor Heterogeneity and Cancer Genome Evolution
Xing Li Xing Li

Bioinformatics Scientist

Bioinformatic Analysis of Epithelial:Mesenchymal Crosstalk during Mouse Gut Development and Patterning
Yu-Hsuan Lin

Software Development Engineer

Analysis of, and Software Development for, ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq Data
Yidan Liu Yidan Liu
Arun Manoharan Arun Manoharan

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

The Landscape of C. elegans 3'UTRs
Datta Mellacheruvu Datta Mellacheruvu

Postdoctoral Fellow

A Computational and Informatics Framework for the Analysis of Affinity Purification Mass Spectrometry Data and Reconstruction of Protein Interaction Networks
Kevin Meng Kevin Meng

Bioinformatics Specialist

Brittany Nelson Brittany Nelson

Software Test Developer

Satwikeshwar Palagiri Satwikeshwar Palagiri


Manjusha Pande Manjusha Pande

Bioinformatics Software Engineer Sr.

Ryan Ptashkin Ryan Ptashkin

Computational Biologist

Yindra Puentes Yindra Puentes

Medical Editor

Arvind Rao Arvind Rao

Assistant Professor

Prospective Identification of Long-range Transcriptional Regulatory Regions via Integrative Genomics
Daniel Rhodes Daniel Rhodes

VP Oncology

Development and integrative analysis of a cancer gene expression database
Lee Sam Lee Sam Integrative bioinformatics in the age of massive throughput sequencing: from the transcriptome to the proteome in prostate cancer
Conner Iknokwayyo Sandefur Conner Iknokwayyo Sandefur

Postdoctoral Fellow

Defining Chemical Reaction Mechanisms Associated with Threshold Phenomena in Conformational Diseases
Preethi Sankaranarayanan Preethi Sankaranarayanan

Data Scientist

Keerthi Sannareddy Keerthi Sannareddy

Bioinformatics Analyst

Carlos Santos Carlos Santos


Automated Natural-Language Processing for Integration and Functional Annotation of Complex Biological Systems
Sirarat Sarntivijai Sirarat Sarntivijai

Bioinformatician – Ontologist

Novel Integrative Bioinformatics Approaches to Biomedical Ontology Practice for Translational Informatics
Paul Saxman Paul Saxman

Developer Partnership Lead

Ellen Schmidt Ellen Schmidt

Postdoctoral Fellow, Biostatistics Department

Yasin Senbabaoglu Yasin Senbabaoglu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Developing and Application of Statistical Algorithms for High-Demensional Biological Data Analysis
Abhik Shah Abhik Shah

Bioinformatics Scientist

Mechanistic Bayesian Networks for Integrating Knowledge and Data to Unravel Biological Complexity
Alexey Nesvizhskii Avinash Shanmugam

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pathology Dept.

"Integrative Analysis Frameworks for Improved Peptide and Protein Identifications from Tandem Mass Spectrometry Data"
Erin Shellman

Research Scientist II

Network Motifs Provide Signatures That Characterize Metabolism and Produce Novel Insights into the Evolutionary History of the Eukaryotic Cell
Tanu Soni Tanu Soni

Metabolomics Biostatician

Krithika Srinivasan Krithika Srinivasan

Bioinformatics Analyst

Kraig Stevenson Kraig Stevenson

Data Scientist

The Evolution of Gene Regulation in Drosophila
Viktoriya Strumba Viktoriya Strumba Association Analyses of Known Genetic Variants with Gene Expression in Brain
Gang Su Gang Su

Data Mining Scientist and Consultant

Omics Data Exploration: Across Scales and Dimensions
James Sweeney James Sweeney

System Specialist

Zachary Szpiech Zachary Szpiech

Postdoctoral Scholar

Human Migration, Population Divergence, and the Accumulation of Deleterious Alleles: Insights from Private Genetic Variation and Whole-exome Sequencing
Barry Taylor Barry Taylor

Associate Director, Center for Molecular Oncology

Christopher Taylor Christopher Taylor

Senior Software Engineer

Chih-Chiang Tsou Chih-Chiang Tsou

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Peter Ulintz Peter Ulintz

Bioinformatics Sr. Developer

Mining Deeper into the Proteome: Computational Strategies for Improving Depth and Breadth of Coverage in High-Throughput Protein Identification Studies
Jenna Van Liere Jenna Van Liere

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Artur Veloso Artur Veloso

Oncology Bioinformatics Investigator I

Insights into Transcription through Nascent RNA Sequencing
P. Balaji Venkatasubramanian P. Balaji Venkatasubramanian

Ph.D. Student

Huy Vuong Huy Vuong

Bioinformatics Scientist

Bioinformatics Analysis of Humoral Immune Response and Protein Microarray for Biomarker Discovery
Adrienne Walts Adrienne Walts

Database Architect

Chaolong Wang Chaolong Wang

Senior Investigator

Statistical Methods for Analyzing Human Genetic Variation in Diverse Populations
No Image Silhouette Yongjia Wang

Head of Data Science

Ryan Welch Ryan Welch

Research Associate Specialist Lead

Bioinformatics Software and Methods for Genome-wide Association and ChIP-Seq Studies
Thomas Wolfe Thomas Wolfe
Michelle Leigh Wynn  Michelle Leigh Wynn

James S. McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellow

Unraveling the Complex Regulatory Relationships between Metabolism and Signal Transduction in Breast Cancer
Jinrui Xu Jinrui Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Molecular Evolutionary Studies using Structural Genomics and Proteomics
Chenyi Xue Chenyi Xue

Application Developer, Dept. of Cardiovascular Medicine

Jianjun Yu Jianjun Yu

Investigator III

Bioinformatics Analysis of 'Omics' Data Towards Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis
Chunchao Zhang Chunchao Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Analysis of Post-translational Modifications of Histones and Myelin Basic Protein: Crosstalk and Beyond
Peng Zhang

Statistical Geneticist

The Road to Identifying Disease Causing Genes: Association Tests, Genotype Imputations, and Sampling Strategies for Sequencing Studies
Yan Zhang Yan Zhang

Assistant Professor

Network Discovery in Equilibrium-state and Dynamic Data: Applications to Phosphoproteomics and Kinetics
Yanxiao Zhang Yanxiao Zhang

Temp, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics

Dongxiao Zhu Dongxiao Zhu

Assistant Professor

Reconstructing Signaling Pathways from High Throughput Data
Daniel Zinder Daniel Zinder

Postdoctoral Scholar

Phylodynamic Patterns in Pathogen Ecology and Evolution