Current Lab Members


Sridhar Hannenhalli
Professor, Cell Bio & Mol Genetics
Affiliate, Computer Science
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Director, Comp Bio Bioinformatics and Genomics PhD concentration area
sridhar at umiacs dot umd dot edu


Nishanth Nair
Postdoctoral Research Associate
nishanth at umiacs dot umd dot edu
Projects: Genotype-Phenotype Maps


Mahashweta Basu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
mbasu at umiacs dot umd dot edu
Projects: Comparative transcriptomics


Hiren Karathia
Postdoctoral Research Associate
hiren at umiacs dot umd dot edu
Projects: Variability of 3D nucleome, Alternative Polyadenylation


Mahfuza Sharmin
CS doctoral student
mhfz.sharmin at gmail dot com
Projects: Characterizing hypomethylated blocks in cancer


Shrutii Sarda
CBBG doctoral student
ssarda at umiacs dot umd dot edu
Projects: Evolution of transcriptional regulation


Kun Wang
CBBG doctoral student
kunwang0331 at gmail dot com
Projects: Alternative splicing determinants


Assaf Magen
Computer Science doctoral student (co-mentored by Eytan Ruppin)
magen at umiacs dot umd dot edu
Projects: Cancer Systems Biology


Sushant Patkar
Computer Science doctoral student
sushantpatkar1994 at gmail dot com
Projects: Functional heterogeneity


Kevin Joo
Undergraduate researcher (sudent at Johns Hopkins)
kevinj507 at gmail dot com
Projects: Discovering tiny RNAs


Alex Lugo
Highschool intern (sudent at Eleanor Roosevelt High school)
alugocp at gmail dot com
Projects: Cancer Gene Interaction visualization


Past Lab Members

Sunshim Choi, Visiting faculty on sabbatical from Kangwon National University, South Korea

Avinash Das, Graduate student(Currently postdoc with Eytan Ruppin at UMD)
Seung Gu Park, Postdoc(Currently scientist at National labs, South Korea)
Justin Malin, Graduate student(Currently postdoc at NHGRI in Ovcharenko lab)
Dishank Upadhyay, ECE MS STudent
Leonid Sukharnikov, Postdoc (currently staff at IMC)
Adriana Munoz, Postdoc
Radhouane Aniba, Postdoc (currently staff scientist at UBC)
Jia Zeng, Postdoc (currently professor at Suzhou University, China)
Joeseph Carl, Postdoc (currently Scientist ay United Therapeutics)
Nitish Kumar, Postdoc (currently Res Assoc at Noble foundation, Oklahoma)
Mugdha Khaladkar, Postdoc (currently Res Assoc at U Penn)
Matt Hansen, Postdoc (currently Res Assoc at Temple U)
Sergey Yaklichkin, Postdoc (currently Research Associate at Baylor)
Junwen Wang, Postdoc(currently Assoc prof at U. Hong Kong )
Kobby Essien, Postdoc(currently Scientist at Reata Pharmaceuticals, Texas)
Larry N. Singh, Postdoc(currently staff scientist at NHGRI)
Anchal Vishnoi, Postdoc(currently PI at JNU, Delhi)
Jon Lustgarten, Postdoc(Veterenarian student at Penn)

Praveen Vaddadi, CS Graduate Student
Logan Everett, Graduate student(currently Research Associate at U Penn)
Praveen Sethupathy, Graduate student(currently Asst prof at UNC)

Terresa Lee Chambers, Undergraduate summer intern from University of Pittsburgh
Michelle Hwang, Undergraduate summer intern from University of Michigan
Taylor Gavin, Undergraduate summer intern from Drake University
Elfalem Alemu, Undergraduate researcher
Daniel Galdi, Undergraduate researcher, UMCP
Emily Jones, Undergraduate researcher (currently at UCSF grad school)
Diana Jing, Undergraduate from Wellesley College
Mary Allison Abad, Undergraduate researcher
Saran Vardhanabhuti, Research Programmer(currently Biostatistician at Harvard)
Antony Vo, Research Programmer(currently undergrad at Penn CIS)

Current Collaborators

Kan Cao (CBMG, UMD)
Steve Mount (CBMG, UMD)
Zhongchi Liu (CBMG, UMD)
Eytan Ruppin (CS, UMD)
Hector Bravo (CS, UMD)
Leslie Pick (Entomology, UMD)
Thomas Cappola (Cardiovascular Institute, U Penn)
Christy Chang (Medicine, UMB)
Carl Kingsford (CS, CMU)
Prakash Kulkarni (IBBR, UMD)

Past rotation students

Steve Smith, Sethil Muthiah, Laura Dillon, Alex Crits-Christoph, Sushil Kumar, Scott Sherrill-Mix, Rumen Kostadinov, Perry Evans, Adam Ewing, Le Ba Nguyen, Elizabeth Schmutter, Greg Donahue, Hanno Hinsch, Tom Petty, Shriya Raghunathan, Rithun Mukherjee, Swetha Garrimalla