Past Associates

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Elfalem Alemu
Undergraduate Student/Intern

Jonathan Allen, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Scientist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
allen99 [at]

Fatemeh Almodaresi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Radhouane Aniba, Ph.D.
Head of Research Data Strategy at Telethon Kids Institute
Founder - CodersCrowd
Co-Founder and Lead IT - Tunisian American Young Professionals
aradwen [at]
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Sam Angiuoli, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer
Personal Genome Diagnostics, Inc.
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Irina Astrovskaya, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Engineer
Simons Foundation, NYC

Rama Atitkar
Ph.D. Candidate, Emerging Infectious Diseases Program
University of Maryland

Kunmi Ayanbule
Engineering Manager

Samyadeep Basu, MS, Computer Science
Applied Scientist

Adam Bazinet, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Principal Investigator, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
Battelle National Biodefense Institute
adam.lee.bazinet [at]
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Saloe Bispo Poubel, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Christine Bogan-Phillips

Joshua Bradley
Data Scientist
U.S. Department of Defense

Arthur Brady, Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute for Genome Sciences
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Norma Brinkley

Brian Brubach, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Wellesly College
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Javiera Caceres

Mara Cai

Joe Carl, Ph.D.
Research Manager, Self-employed

Florin Chelaru
Software Engineer, Google, Inc.

Andrew Consroe
Systems Integrations Specialist, Self-employed

Jay Corckran
Graduate Student, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland

Hector Corrada Bravo, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

Denise Cross

Zhe Cui, Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Software Engineer

Arthur Delcher, Ph.D.
Retired Adjunct Professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
adelcher [at] jhmi edu

Laura Dillon
Associate Director, Pathology Data Strategy at AstraZeneca

Wikum Dasaratha Dinalankara
Postdoctoral Researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine

Faezeh Dorri

Geet Duggal
Director of Engineering at DNAnexus
geetduggal [at]

Cecilia Fernandes Dupecher
Health Science Program Manager at Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), US Army

Nathan Edwards, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Georgetown University
nje5 [at]
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Victoria Paz Cepeda Espinoza, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University

Benjamin Ferraro

Darya Filippova
Engineer, Scientist at BetterOmics
dasha.filippova [at]
Home page

Liliana Florea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
florea [at]
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Jan Fowler

Nicholas Franzese
Northwestern University, Ph.D. Candidate

Mohammadreza Ghodsi, Ph.D.
Research Scientist at Google, Inc.

Milad Gholami
Software Engineer at Google, Inc.

Jay Ghurye, Ph.D.
Software Engineer at Verily Life Sciences
ghuryejay [at]

Jonathan Gluck
Software Engineer at Apple

Jessica A. Goodheart, Ph.D.
Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California, San Diego

Brian Gottfried
Software Engineer at Philips
bgottfried [at]

Mohamed K. Gunady, Ph.D.
Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist at Lab of Integrative Multiomics
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Sridhar Hannenhalli, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Cancer Data Science Laboratory
National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research
sridhar.hannenhalli [at]

Shaheer Hasan
Medical Student at EVMS

Christopher Michael Hill
Software Engineer at Google, Inc.

Joyce Hsiao
Senior Statistician, Platform Research at Moderna

Elizabeth Humphries, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs

Heba Ibrahim
Assistant Professor at National Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Emily Aster Jones
Undergraduate Student
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Rebecca Just
Visiting Scientist, Forensic Genetics, FBI Laboratory

Jayaram Kancherla
Bioinformatics Software Engineer at Genentech

David Kelley, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Scientist at CalicoLabs
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Zia Khan, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Scientist at Genetech, Inc.

Daehwan Kim, Ph.D.
Michael L. Rosenberg Assistant Professor CPRIT Scholar
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
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Carl Kingsford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
carlk [at]
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Michael Kleyman

Daniel Manuka Konecki
Graduate Student, Lichtarge Lab

Sergey Koren, Ph.D.
Scientist, Bioinformatics
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
Battelle National Biodefense Institute
sergek [at]
Home page

Sean Kross
Post-doctoral Student
University of California, San Diego

Ben Langmead, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
Johns Hopkins University
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Grecia Lapizco-Encinas, Ph.D.
Senior Data Scientist
Big Data & Analytics Center of Excellence at Bechtel Corporation, Reston, VA
Email: glapizco [at]

Joo Sang Lee, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Visiting
Center for Cancer Research, NCI

Woei-jyh (Adam) Lee, Ph.D.
Tyser Teaching Fellow of Information Systems, Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
adamlee [at]
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Max Leiserson, Ph.D.
Mosaic Building Group, Inc., Partner, Engineering
max [at]

Yuan Li

Xue Li
Software Engineer at Facebook

Henry Lin, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Core Data Science at Facebook
henrylin [at]
Home page

Bo Liu, Ph.D.
(Hiring) Engineer Manager
SQUARE, Inc., San Francisco, CA
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Sanna Madan
Post-doctoral Fellow, CRTA
Center for Cancer Research, NCI

Tanja Magoc, Ph.D.
Data Management Analyst III, Software Engineer
University of Florida

Justin Malin, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow, NIH

Lee Mendelowitz
Analyst, Baseball Research & Development at the Washington Nationals

Nitish Mishra, Ph.D.
Instructor at University of Nebraska Medical Center

Ashwin Moodumane
FSO Technology Advisory Staff at EY, McLean, VA

Evguenia "Eva" Morgun
Post-doctoral Student at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Niranjan Nagarajan, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Computational and Mathematical Biology
Genome Institute of Singapore
nagarajann [at]
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Nishanth Ulhas Nair, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Visiting
Center for Cancer Research, NCI

Saket Navlakha, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
navlakha [at]
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Mathew Oberhardt
Program Director for Research Science at New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Kwame Baabu Okrah
Statistical Scientist at Genentech, Inc.

Nathan Olson, Ph.D.
Research Biologist
National Institute of Standards and Technology
nathanael.olson [at]

Seung-Gu Park

Joseph Nathaniel Paulson
Statistical Scientist at Genentech, Inc.

Geo Pertea, M.S.
Bioinformatics Engineer & Senior Software Engineer
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
gpertea [at]

Mihaela Pertea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
mpertea [at]
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Adam Phillippy, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
adam.phillippy [at]
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Daniela Puiu, M.S.
Bioinformatics Engineer & Senior Software Engineer
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
dpuiu [at]

Eytan Ruppin, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Cancer Data Science Laboratory
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
eytan.ruppin [at]
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Avinash Sahu, Ph.D.

Steven L. Salzberg, Ph.D.
Horvitz Professor of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
salzberg [at]
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Shrutii Sarda, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Scientist

Hirak Sarkar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard Medical School

Mike Schatz, Ph.D.
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology
Johns Hopkins University
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Seth Schobel-McHugh
Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Wash., D.C.

Jeremy Selengut, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Sarkar-Klein Labs

Mahfuza Sharmin, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Steven B. Smith, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Scientist.
Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx), Balt., MD
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Dan Sommer, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Engineer and Senior Software Engineer
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center

Chih-Yuan Su
Clinical Programmer
Syneos Health

Leonid Sukharnikov, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Officer at Innovizo, Arlington, VA

Hisham Nur Talukder
Data Scientist at Google, Inc.

Dylan Taylor
Graduate Student, now at JHU

Cole Trapnell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Washington, Dept. of Genome Sciences
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Todd Treangen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Rice University
treangen [at]
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Dishank Upadhyay
I/C Head of Mechatronics Dept.
Team Lease Skills University (TLSU)

Praveen Vaddadi
Founder at Thynktank

Justin Wagner
Computer Scientist
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Hao Wang
Bioinformatics Scientist at Roche Diagnostics

Joshua Wetzel
PhD Student, Princeton University

James Robert White, Ph.D.
Founder of Resphera Biosciences
Independent Research Specialist, Balt., MD
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Derrick Wood, Ph.D.
Principal Bioinformatics Scientist
Personal Genome Diagnostics, Inc., Balt., MD

Chengxi Ye
Research Intern
Meridian Global Inc., College Park, MD

Kevin Young
Software Developer
Perfect Sense Digital, College Park, MD

Jia Zeng, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Research Associate

Yue "Monica" Zhu
Software Developer at Capital One Bank