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Hossein Khiabanian is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University where he studied galaxy clusters and dark matter structures using weak gravitational lensing. He was a member of the Departments of Systems Biology and Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University prior to joining Rutgers in 2015. He is a photography enthusiast.
Amartya Singh is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research and a graduate of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. He is a member of the Herranz Lab and has extensively worked on developing novel biclustering algorithms to investigate the systems level biology of cancer. He is currently working on expanding his analysis to connect genomic and epigenetic properties of tumors with their transcriptomic phenotypes. During his graduate studies he was co-advised by Prof. Gyan Bhanot.
Mona Arabzadeh is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research at Rutgers Cancer Institute where she is a member of the Ganesan Lab as well as the Precision Medicine Program. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Her research interests include computational modeling with applications in reversible and quantum circuits, metabolic networks, and cancer genomics. Visual arts and music are her inspirations.
Christopher Thai is a fellow of the Biotechnology Training Program and a Ph.D. candidate in the Quantitative Biomedicine program at Rutgers University where he is a member of the Herranz Lab. He received his bachelor's in Computer Science from UCLA and is interested in health and medical applications of computer science and statistics. In his free time, he likes to play video games, exercise, play music, and cook.
Mingyang Ma is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University where she is co-advised by Prof. Gyan Bhanot and is a member of the Ganesan Lab. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Mathematics from Rutgers University in 2021. She likes watching TV with her cute little dog in her spare time.
Byron Avihai is an M.D.-Ph.D. candidate at the Rutgers and Princeton University M.D.-Ph.D. Program. He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, and his graduate degree in Genetics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris. He is a member of the Herranz Lab and is interested in identifying markers of therapeutic resistance in pediatric leukemia. He is a science-fiction fan, fantasy nerd, and is passionate about Dungeons & Dragons.
Vaidhy Mahaganapathy received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers University in 2013. He developed bioinformatics approaches for analyzing large patient cohorts to understand genomic alteration in non-tumor cells present in tumor microenvironment. He is now a Computational Biologist at Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine.
Nahed Jalloul was a Patterson Trust and NJCCR Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers Cancer Institute. At Rutgers, she developed precision oncology platforms that are now implemented within the Precision Medicine Program. She is now a Computational Biologist at GSK.
Jui Wan Loh received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers University in 2021. She was an NJCCR Pre-doctoral Fellow and a Shatkin Scholar and developed computational approaches for her doctoral thesis to investigate leukemia evolution. She is currently a research fellow at National Cancer Centre Singapore.
Mohammad Hadigol was an NJCCR Postdoctoral Fellow focused on developing diagnostic pipelines using calibrated deep-sequencing techniques. He is now an Associate Director at Pfizer.
Jay Patwardhan is an undergraduate student in Computer Science and Mathematics at Rutgers University and a 2023 DIMACS fellow. He is interested in pure mathematics as well as computational approaches that facilitate medically relevant findings.
Surabhi Panda is an undergraduate student in Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. She plans to pursue medicine and is interested in applying her mathematical and technical skills to serve breakthroughs in medical research.
Tasha Hester is a member of the Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) Program, funded by the NIH. She is currently a 10th grade biology teacher at Camden County Technical School. Her focus as an RUYES fellow is on furthering her understanding of biological and statistical concepts, rethinking her pedagogical approaches, and refining her curriculum to meet the immediate and future needs of limited-income and minority students.
Connie Zhang is an undergraduate at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. She was a 2021 DIMACS fellow and a research intern in the lab, and plans to pursue graduate studies in biostatistics.
Saman Zeeshan was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers Cancer Institute, working jointly with the lab of Dr. Sharon Pine. She studied the splicing landscape in lung cancer with a focus on racial disparities. She is currently a scientist at M2GEN.
Srinivas Rajagopalan graduated from Rutgers University in Biomathematics and was a research assistant in the lab. He is currently a graduate student at Weill Cornell Medicine studying computational biology.
Lodovico Terzi was a Visiting Scholar at the Rutgers Cancer Institute from Dr. Davide Rossi's laboratory at the Institute of Oncology Research in Bellinzona (Switzerland). His current research is focused on studying cancer cell adaptation and evolution in leukemia and lymphoma.
Ameen Jafferier was an M.S. student in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers University. His masters thesis research in the lab was focused on implementing informatics approaches for interpreting clinical sequencing data.
Tim Hedspeth was an undergraduate at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, and was a 2020 DIMACS fellow. He is currently studying Biostatistics at Brown University.
Theodora Katsarou graduated from Stony Brook University, and was a 2019 DIMACS fellow. She majored in Applied Mathematics and Biology, and plans to pursue studying medicine.
Caitlin Guccione graduated from University of Rhode Island and was a 2018 DIMACS fellow. She is a graduate student at University of California, San Diego, studying computer science and computational biology.
Simon Bird is a graduate of the Honors College at Rutgers University and was a 2017 DIMACS fellow. He studied mathematics, physics, and computer science.
Anthony Fratella-Calabrese is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He obtained an M.D. from Rutgers NJMS.
We are affiliated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Molecular Biosciences Graduate Programs, the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, and the Center for Quantitative Biology at Rutgers University.