Biomedical Informatics  

Biomedical Informatics Program Students

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PhD & MS

 
 

Class of 2016/17
1st year

 
Margaret Antonio
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: Boston College
Research interest: Multi-omic data integration, data visualization, functional genomics

Research Advisor: Rotating


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Gustavo Chavez
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: Stanford University
Research interest: Applying deep learning techniques to medical practice and workflow

Research Advisor: Rotating


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Pierre-Louis Cedoz
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: 2017
Previous Affiliation: Ecole Polytechnique
Research interest: Deep Learning in Radiogenomics, Data Fusion in Oncology

Research Advisor: Olivier Gevaert


 
Nicole Ferraro
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
Research interest: Time course gene expression analysis, Genotype-phenotype relationships, Gene by environment interactions

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Carson Lam, MD
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: Northwestern (BS,MD), Stanford (ophthalmology residency)
Research interest: Machine learning applied to understanding medical images, patient similarity and clinical reasoning. Using a deep learning approach to problems in ophthalmology. 

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Adam  Lavertu
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: Colby College (BA)
Research interest: Developing novel computational methods for biomarker discovery and data organization

Research Advisor: Rotating




 
Masood Malekghassemi
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Autumn 2015 Entered MS program: Winter 2017
Current affiliation: Google Inc
Previous Affiliation: BS, University of Virginia

Research interest: Developing novel methods to derive knowledge from data especially with respect to human biology


 
Ben Marafino
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: UCLA (BS), UCSF
Research interest: Translational bioinformatics; deep learning and other methods for biomedical natural language processing and data fusion; real-time sepsis prediction and phenotyping

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Greg McInnes
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Fall 2014. Entered PhD program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: Arizona State
Research interest: Genomics, personalized medicine, machine learning

Research Advisor: Rotating


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Kelley Paskov
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: Autumn 2016
Previous Affiliation: Stanford University
Research interest: assembling and analyzing genomics and metagenomics data, electronic medical record mining, and physiological signal processing among others

Research Advisor: Rotating


 

 
Haoming Peng
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: Autumn 2016
Previous Affiliation:
Research interest:

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Stephen Pfohl
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interest: Machine learning for clinical decision support and predictive modeling

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Nicholas Rodriguez
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: Summer 2016
Previous Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
Research interest:

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Martin Seneviratne, MD
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: Spring 2017
Previous Affiliation: BS, University of Sydney, UCLA; MD, University of Sydney, Residency (Internal Medicine) Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Research interest: Clinical informatics, A.I. in medicine, automation of clinical workflows for low-resource settings

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Husham Sharifi
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: Summer 2016
Previous Affiliation: Yale, MD; MIT, MS engineering, MS Technology and Policy; UCSD BA Chemistry
Research interest: Phenotypes of sleep disordered breathing; ICU outcomes

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Craig Smail
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program:  Winter 2014. Entered PhD program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Research interest: Rare variant discovery and interpretation for cancer and other diseases

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Yosuke Tanigawa
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: BS, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Research interest: Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Genomics, Systems Biology, and Automation of Science

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Mamie Wang
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: 2016
Previous Affiliation: Illinois Institute of Technology (BS in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics)
Research interest: Clinical data mining, personalized medicine, machine learning and statistical methods

Research Advisor: Rotating



Class of 2015/16
2nd year

 
Vibhu Agarwal
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: 2013; PhD program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Research interest: Data driven medicine, application of machine learning techniques to diagnostics, personal genomics

Research Advisor: Nigam Shah


 
Tej Deepak Azad
Current Stanford Affiliation: MD Program; Entered MS program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: Washington University in St. Louis
Research interest: Computational immunology applied to CNS disease ; Learning health care systems

Research Advisor: Purvesh Khatri


 
Hunter Boyce
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: University of California, San Diego
Research interest: Utilizing machine learning and data visualization to build multi-omic data integration platforms for the improvement of personalized medicine
Research Advisor: Parag Mallick (primary) and Russ Altman (secondary)

 
Michael Gloudemans
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: Duke University
Research interest: Machine learning and statistical methods, functional genomics, systems biology

Research Advisor: Stephen Montgomery


 
Chloe O'Connell
Current Stanford Affiliation: MD Program; Entered MS program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: Brown (BS)
Research interest: Psychiatric disorders, (interaction between genetics and environment)

Research Advisor: Leanne Williams (primary) and Dennis Wall


 

 
Anna Shcherbina
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: Summer 2015
Previous Affiliation: MIT
Research interest: Algorithm development for big data analysis, novel methods for data integration from multiple omics fields, personalized medicine

Research Advisor: Anshul Kundaje (primary) and Euan Ashley


 

 
Archana Shenoy, PhD
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BS); UCSF (PhD)
Research interest: Integration of medical/molecular data, Personalized medicine, Exploring clinical informatics

Research Advisor: Rotating


 
Rui Shu
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: Dartmouth
Research interest: Probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, Bayesian optimization

Research Advisor: Rotating


 

 
Darvin Yi
Current Stanford Affiliation: MOM Program 2014; Entered PhD program: 2014, Deferred PhD to 2015
Previous Affiliation: Princeton University
Research interest: Computer Vision, Image Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Medical Imaging  

Research Advisor: Daniel Rubin


 

 
Alice Yu
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: University of California, San Diego
Research interest: Personalized Medicine, Cancer Genomics, and Systems Biology

Research Advisor: Sylvia Plevritis


 
Yuhao Zhang
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2015
Previous Affiliation: Tsinghua (BE), Stanford (MS)
Research interest: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Biomedical text mining, Human-Computer Interaction

Research Advisor: Russ Altman


Class of 2014/15
3rd year

 
Sandeep Ayyar
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered MS program: Winter 2015
Previous Affiliation: University of Pune, India
Research interest: Data Driven improvements in Healthcare focussing on Machine Learning, Drug Discovery, Genomics & Personalized Medicine
Research Advisor: Michel Dumontier

 

Emily Flynn
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2014
Previous Affiliation: Smith College
Research interest: Designing and developing computational methods and tools that improve biological understanding and have potential to impact medicine

Research Advisor: Russ Altman


 
Lichy Han
Current Stanford Affiliation: MSTP Program; Entered PhD program: 2014
Previous Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Research interest: Pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, computational genomics

Research Advisor: Russ Altman


 
Maulik Kamdar
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2014
Previous Affiliation: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India
Research interest: Intuitive and interactive Knowledge Discovery and Exploration, Semantic Web Technologies, Data Integration and Visualization

Research Advisor: Mark Musen


 
Albee Ling
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2014
Previous Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Research interest: Utilizing statistical methods and computational tools for genomics data analysis
Research Advisor: Manisha Desai

 

 
Alejandro Schuler
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2014
Previous Affiliation: BS, UC Berkeley
MS, UCLA
Research interest: Applications of unsupervised learning to functional genomics, drug repositioning, predictive modeling of complex biological systems

Research Advisor: Nigam Shah


 

 
Jessica Torres
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2014
Previous Affiliation: BS Cell and Molecular Biology: San Diego State University, MS in Bioinformatics: San Diego State University  
Research interest: Personalized Medicine, Algorithm Development, Clinical Informatics, and Data Mining
Research Advisor: Euan Ashley and Carlos Bustamante

 
Michelle Wu
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2014
Previous Affiliation: Princeton University
Research interest: Structural biology, systems biology, machine learning

Research Advisor: Rhiju Das



4th year

 

 
Diego Calderon
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2013
Previous Affiliation: Wesleyan University
Research interest: Utilizing computational methods to improve our personal genomics capabilities and to study other biologically interesting datasets

Research Advisor: Jonathan Pritchard


 
Peyton Greenside
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2013
Previous Affiliation: Harvard University
Research interest: Computational Biology, Functional Genomics, Cancer Genomics

Research Advisor: Anshul Kundaje


 
Winston Haynes
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: Summer 2013
Previous Affiliation: Hendrix College
Research interest: Bringing advanced computational analysis to problems of biological interest, with the ultimate goal of alleviating disease
Research Advisor: Purvesh Khatri

 
Daniel Kim
Current Stanford Affiliation: MSTP Program; Entered PhD program: 2013
Previous Affiliation: MIT
Research interest: Integrative omics, particularly for cancer and differentiation, and network biology
Research Advisor: Dr. Paul Khavari and Dr. Anshul Kundaje

 
Sarah Poole
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2013
Previous Affiliation: Mechatronics Engineering at Canterbury University, New Zealand
Research interest: Clinical Informatics, including personalisation of medicine and analysis of hospital record data

Research Advisor: Nigam Shah, Primary; Chris Longhurst, Co-Advisor.


 
Natalie Telis
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2013
Previous Affiliation: University of California, Davis
Research interest: Computational evolutionary biology, comparative genomics, cancer biology
Research Advisor: Jonathan Pritchard


5th year

 

 
Rachel Goldfeder
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2012
Previous Affiliation: Washington University in St. Louis (Biomedical Engineering)
Research interests: Next-Generation Sequencing, Personal Genomic Medicine

Research Advisor: Euan Ashley


 
Emily Mallory
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2012
Previous Affiliation: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Research interests: Personalized medicine, particularly in pharmacogenomics; natural language processing; semantic web technology
Research Advisor: Russ Altman

 
David Moskowitz
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2012
Previous Affiliation: Brown University
Research Interests: Next-generation sequencing, functional domain prediction, systems biology, cancer genomics
Research Advisor: William Greenleaf


 
Erika Strandberg
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2012
Previous Affiliation: Harvey Mudd College (BS) - Mathematical Biology; University of California, San Diego (MS) - Statistics
Research interests: machine learning and statistical methods for large data sets and personalized medicine
Research Advisor: Mohsen Bayati

 

 
Emily Tsang
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: 2012
Previous Affiliation: McGill University
Research interests: proteomics, developmental biology, cellular networks, machine learning
Research Advisor: Stephen Montgomery


6th year & above


 
Rebecca Sawyer
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered PhD program: Winter 2011
Previous Affiliation: UNC Charlotte (EE); Stanford - (MSEE)
Research interest: Medical image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis

Research Advisor: Daniel Rubin

Co-Terms


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Shankara Anand
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2017
Research interest: protein folding, drug discovery and design, machine learning, biophysics, molecular dynamics

 
Oliver Bear Don't Walk
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2015

Research interest: Machine Learning, and Population Genetics


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Tynan Challenor
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016
Research interest: Applying machine learning to assess how factors like climate change and the political landscape impact community health; how certain communities may be disproportionately susceptible to poor health outcomes

 
Josephine Chen
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2015
Research interest: Pharmacogenetics, data-driven medicine, and neuroscience


 
David Cohn
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2015
Research interest: Data mining, and the application of translational bioinformatics to the study of cancer

Cramer

 
Eric Cramer
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2017
Research interest: clinical data mining, personalized medicine, and public health informatics

 
Claudia Dennler
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2016
Research interest: Machine learning, algorithm development for medical image processing, neural networks, and neuroscience.

 

 
Gabrielle Dotson
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2016-2017
Research interest:

 
William Du
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016
Research interest: Machine learning, radiogenomics, prognostic models, radiomics, automatic segmentation

 
Lauren Ellis
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2016
Research interest: Cancer omics, drug discovery/repurposing, statistical genetics, applications to neuroscience

 
Scott Fleming
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2016
Research interest: Integrating genomic, proteomic, health outcome, & medical imaging data to make translational discoveries & improve clinical diagnostics. Interest in developing ontologies for medical images that promote the application of cutting-edge statistical learning techniques.

 
Noah Friedman
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Autumn 2015
Research interest: computational genetics, ancestry and homology modeling

 
Brad Hammoor
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2016
Research interest: Application of translational bioinformatics to Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis, Data-Driven Medicine, and Predictive Modeling

 
Shirbi Ish-Shalom
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Autumn 2015

Research interest: Understanding the genetic basis of disease, Genomics, Personalised medicine, Machine Learning



 
Danielle Kain
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Autumn 2015
Research interest: Data Mining, Personalized Medicine, Computational Biology,  Statistical Methods for analyzing large data sets

 
John Lambert
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016
Research interest: Outcome improvement in medicine through the use of convolutional neural networks, natural language processing, probabilistic graphical models, decision support systems, and ontology

 
Timothy M. Lee
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016
Research interest: Pharmacogenomics, Chemoinformatics, Protein Structure modeling

 
Daniel Liem
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2015 (LOA 2015-)
Research interest: Digital healthcare, artificial intelligence, virtual delivery, data science – how to utilize medical records, scans and tests to create computational and modeling tools to provide high-impact informatics enhancement of C&T research

 

 
Wendi Liu
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2017
Research interest:

 

 
Elliott Lui
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2013
Research interest: Processing large clinical data sets, genomics, personalized medicine 

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Majed Magzoub
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Autumn 2016
Research interest: Serve understudied populations through biomedical informatics, multi-omics, machine learning and cancer biology

 
Anjney Midha
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2015 (LOA 2015)
Research interest: Machine learning, adverse drug interactions, virtual care. What will a truly digital hospital look like?

 
Matt Millett
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016

Research interest: Personalized and accessible medicine

 


 
Shaurya Saluja
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Summer 2015 (LOA 2015-16)
Research interest: Data-driven medical care, predictive modeling, data analytics, information management, and data empowerment for doctors and hospitals

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Karina Samuel-Gama
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2017
Research interest: Rapid diagnostics, public health informatics in underserved communities, and predictive modeling

 
Katie-Rose Skelly
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016
Research interest: Population genetics and the application of translational genomics in cancer study, and personalized medicine

 
Kevin Song
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2016
Research interest: Personalized medicine, machine learning, drug discovery

 

 
Gabriela Steiner
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2017

Research interest:


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Mashbayar Tugsbayar
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2017

Research interest: Clinical data mining, machine learning, translational genomics


 
Victoria Wang
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2016
Research interest: Cancer and computational genomics, pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, clinical data mining

 
Alex Wells
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016

Research interest: Machine learning, clinical data mining, and molecular dynamics


TimothyWu

 
Ting-Hsuan Wu
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Autumn 2016
Research interest: Gene regulation, neural circuits, machine learning and artificial intelligence, systems and computational biology

 
Jason Yang
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Spring 2016
Research interest: My research interests are Clinical informatics, personalized genomic medicine, pharmacogenomics.

 
Christine Yeh
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016
Research interest: Cancer genomics, computational neuroscience and integrative longitudinal multi-omics in human disease for translational medical research

Sherwin

 
Sherwin Xia
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Winter 2016
Research interest: digital healthcare/therapeutics, artificial intelligence, data science, personalized medicine, consumer sequencing and virtual reality

 

 
Michelle Zhao
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered Coterminal Masters program: Autumn 2015
Research interest: Mining datasets to discover impactful means to improve health policy.  Comparing current U.S. Health Care initiatives and policies with those of other countries - more pecifically East Asian countries, and studying the impacts of those health care systems on both their economy, and society as a whole

HCP

 

 

 
Sam Adhikari
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Fall 2013
Previous Affiliation: MS, Bioengineering, Temple University Current affiliation: Software engineer at Sysoft Corporation

Research interest: Application of Machine Learning and Data Mining in clinical and Biomedical Informatics



 
Alon Ben-Ari, MD
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Fall 2014
Current affiliation: Staff Anesthesiologist, Assistant Professor and Director Medical Informatics Fellowship Program, University of Washington - Seattle VA Medical Center.
Previous Affiliation: Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Research interest: Clinical data mining, data visualization, network analysis, machine learning


Lindsey



 
Tony Lindsey
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Autumn 2016
Current affiliation: NASA Ames Research Center
Previous Affiliation: University of California at Berkeley, PhD Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; MA Mathematics

Research interest: Augmented intelligence deep space  exploration medical system; radiological image diagnosis; clinical decision support 


 
Evan Minty, MD
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Fall 2013
Current affiliation: Internal Medicine Specialist - Alberta Health Services, University of Calgary. Clinical Scholar in Medical Informatics, U of C / Stanford
Previous Affiliation: BSc hon. Biophysics (University of British Columbia, Canada), MSc Physics (University of Alberta, Canada), MD (University of Calgary, Canada)

Research interest: Clinical Research Informatics: Analytics that can define and refine process of care, clinical ontologies, reasoning in conditions of uncertainty


 



 
Alex Ruch
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Autumn 2016
Current affiliation:
Previous Affiliation: BS,

Research interest:



 
Kostya Sebov, MD
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Spring 2017
Current affiliation:
Previous Affiliation:   

Research interest:



 
Carlos Suarez, MD
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program: Autumn 2015
Current affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Stanford School of Medicine; Director, Genetic and Genomic Testing Consult Service, Stanford Medical Center; Molecular Pathologist, Molecular Pathology Laboratory and Clinical Genomics Service, Stanford Medical Center
Previous Affiliation: MD-Universidad del Valle (Univ of the Valley), Colombia; Univ of Washington - Clinical Residency-Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Stanford-Clinical Fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology  

Research interest: Cancer evolution; interpretation of whole genome/whole exome sequencing findings; development of informatics tools to track and analysis the causes and consequences of genetic test mis-orders


 
Tiffany Wang
Current Stanford Affiliation: Entered HCP Masters program:  Winter 2016
Current affiliation: Scientist at Luminex Corporation
Previous Affiliation: BS, University of Texas at Austin
Research interest: Developing emerging infections disease diagnostic content for public health informatics and biosurveillance


PhD Minor

 

 
Erika Bongen
Current Stanford Affiliation:Immunology PhD Program; Entered PhD Minor program: Winter 2016
Previous Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research interest: Autoimmunity; immune system sex differences; machine learning; data mining



 
Bing Wu
Current Stanford Affiliation: Biology PhD Program; Entered PhD Minor program: Spring 2015
Previous Affiliation: University of Science and Technology of China
Research interest: development of the nervous system, bioinformatics in genetics and genomics

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