Students

Ammal Abbasi

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Cemil Can Ali Marandi

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: lamaral@ucsd.edu

Maria Luisa Amaral

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Bing Ren
Special Funding/Awards:

2018-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Ethan Armand

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: jeau@ucsd.edu

Jessica Au

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Mathematics and Scientific Computation- Biology emphasis, University of California, Davis, 2017
Minor, Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biology, University of California, Davis, 2017

Email: abegzati@ucsd.edu

Arjana Begzati

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Research Interests: Metabolomics

Completed Degree(s):

B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2019

Dante Bolzan

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-23 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Aaron Boussina

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-22 Trainee on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Fellowship Program

Email: lbruce@ucsd.edu

Lauryn Bruce

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics


Special Funding/Awards:

2020-21 Trainee on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Fellowship Program

Yuwei Cao

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Eduardo Charvel

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Den Chen

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: dwc001@ucsd.edu

Daisy Chen

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Elizabeth Winzeler Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2021
B.S., Computational and Systems Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2021


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-23 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Apurva Chitre

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Website

Email: mcuoco@ucsd.edu

Michael Cuoco

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Fred (Rusty) Gage , Eran Mukamel

Research Interests: Genomics approaches to understanding retrotransposon activity in the human brain

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Trinity College-Connecticut, 2017


Special Funding/Awards:

2020-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Jenny Dong

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2022-23 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Email: xid032@ucsd.edu

Xiaomi Du

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Biology, Caltech, 2016


Special Funding/Awards:

2019-20 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Vicente Fajardo Rosas

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: yif064@ucsd.edu

Yi Fu

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Ruth Williams

Research Interests: Stochastic Processes, Epigenetics

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Mathematics (Applied), University of California, San Diego, 2016
B.S., Biology with specialization in Bioinformatics, University of California, San Diego, 2016

Lia Gale

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2022-23 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Aidan Glina

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-22 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Website

Email: kpgodine@ucsd.edu

Karla P. Godinez-Macias

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Elizabeth Winzeler , Nathan E. Lewis Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Computer Science, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, 2016
M.S., Bioinformatics, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2019

Cristian Gonzalez-Colin

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Wilfredo Gonzalez-Rivera

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics

Website

Email: cguccion@ucsd.edu

Caitlin Guccione

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Kit Curtius , Rob Knight

Research Interests: Cancer microbiome & mathematical modeling

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Rhode Island
B.A., Computer Science, University of Rhode Island
M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Rhode Island


Special Funding/Awards:

2020-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Email: cag104@ucsd.edu

Carlos Guzman

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Sven Heinz , Christopher Benner

Research Interests: Gene regulation, enhancer biology, chromatin regulation

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Biology, University of Texas-Pan American, 2013
M.S., Biology, University of Texas-Pan American, 2015


Special Funding/Awards:

2017-19 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics
​Sloan Scholars Fellowship
Competitive EDGE Fellowship
2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Bhavya Harjai

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Website

Email: jhavens@ucsd.edu

Jennifer Havens

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Joel Wertheim

Research Interests: Virus evolution and phylogenetics, molecular epidemiology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Mathematical and Computational Biology, Harvey Mudd College, 2018

Website

Email: hsher@ucsd.edu

Hsuan-lin Her

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Gene Yeo

Research Interests: RNA-binding protein function

Completed Degree(s):

M.D., Taipei Medical University, 2019


Special Funding/Awards:

J Yang Foundation Fellowship

Email: pjaganna@ucsd.edu

Pratibha Jagannatha

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Gene Yeo

Research Interests: Transcriptomics

Completed Degree(s):

B.S. Biomolecular Engineering


Special Funding/Awards:

2019-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

ARCS Scholar

Email: ajambor@ucsd.edu

Alex Jambor

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Physics, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

Jeff Jaureguy

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2020-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

2023-25 Human Genetics Scholar Award from the American Society of Human Genetics

Email: b2jia@ucsd.edu

Bojing Jia

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Bing Ren , Albert Hsiao

Research Interests: Spatial transcriptomics, computer vision

Completed Degree(s):

B.Sc., Quantitative Biology, McGill University, 2015


Special Funding/Awards:

2024 Siebel Scholar Award

Brian Johnson

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-22 Trainee on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Fellowship Program

Adam Jussila

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Azhar Khandekar

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Biochemistry, University of Washington, 2016


Special Funding/Awards:

National Cancer Institute's Cancer Research Training Award

Email: aklie@ucsd.edu

Adam Klie

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Hannah Carter Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Bioengineering: Bioinformatics, University of California, San Diego, 2017


Special Funding/Awards:

2019-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Emily Kobayashi

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Bioinformatics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2019


Special Funding/Awards:

2019-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Zane Koch

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Eric Kofman

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2019-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Jonathan Lam

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics


Special Funding/Awards:

2020-21 Trainee on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Fellowship Program

David Laub

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-22 Trainee on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Fellowship Program

Email: kol004@ucsd.edu

Ko-Han Lee

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Hannah Carter

Research Interests: Cancer immunology

Completed Degree(s):

M.D., National Taiwan University, 2019

Adam Li

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Behrooz Mamandipoor

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics

Email: amassara@ucsd.edu

Arya Massarat

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Research Interests: Fine-mapping, Reproducibility

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Mathematical and Computational Biology, Harvey Mudd College, 2020


Special Funding/Awards:

2020-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Daira Melendez

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: domeyer@ucsd.edu

Douglas Meyer

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA, 2017

Alex Monell

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: hmummey@ucsd.edu

Hannah Mummey

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Kyle Gaulton Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Biochemistry, Wellesley College, 2020


Special Funding/Awards:

2020-21 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Jacklyn Newsome

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Jennifer Nguyen

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: snkrumah@ucsd.edu

Samuel Nkrumah

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Biology, Fisk University, 2018


Special Funding/Awards:

UC-HBCU Initiative Fellowship

Adam Officer

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Daniela Perry

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Statistics, Cornell University


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-23 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Timothy Pham

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2020-21 Trainee on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Fellowship Program

Anh Pham

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-22 Sigma Delta Epsilon Tau Chapter Fellowship

Avery Pong

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2022-23 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Anna Qi

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2022-23 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Email: geqian@ucsd.edu

Gege Qian

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Applied Math, University of California San Diego, 2019
M.S., Immunology, Harvard Medical School, 2021

Email: joreyna@ucsd.edu

Joaquin Reyna

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

Bioengineering: Bioinformatics Bsc


Special Funding/Awards:

2018-20 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Email: msacks@ucsd.edu

Molly Sacks

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Jonathan Sebat Completed Degree(s):

B.A., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 2022

Daniela Salgado Figueroa

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Ali Sapci

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Website

Email: tsears@ucsd.edu

Timothy Sears

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Hannah Carter

Research Interests: Cancer immunotherapy response prediction

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Santa Barbara, 2020


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-22 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Website

Email: samshen@ucsd.edu

Sam Shen

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Wei Wang Completed Degree(s):

B.ASc., Biomedical Engineering (Bioinformatics Track), University of British Columbia, 2021

Email: ssoltani@ucsd.edu

Severine Soltani

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Benjamin Smarr Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Cognitive Science w/ Specialization in Machine Learning and Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego, 2020
Minor, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 2020


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-23 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Website

Email: jsolvaso@ucsd.edu

Jesse Solvason

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Emma Farley

Research Interests: Synthetic Biology, Transcriptional Regulation, Sequencing Based High-Throughput Screens

Completed Degree(s):

B.S. Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology; Minor in Chemistry

Email: kspaulding@ucsd.edu

Kimberly Spaulding

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-22 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

James Talwar

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Juan Tibocha Bonilla

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: fvasquezcastro@ucsd.edu

Felipe Vasquez Castro

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Research Interests: Metabolomics, bile acids

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Chemistry, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2020

Website

Email: dtv004@ucsd.edu

Daniella Vo

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Bioinformatics, University of California, San Diego, 2020


Special Funding/Awards:

2021-22 Trainee on NIH Training Grant in Bioinformatics

Email: yvoskoboynik@ucsd.edu

Yotam Voskoboynik

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Completed Degree(s):

B.S, Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A, Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz

Website

Email: xzwen@ucsd.edu

Xingzhao Wen

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Sheng Zhong

Research Interests: RNA interactome, Genome organization

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2018

Sherlyn Weng

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Website

Email: atwenzel@ucsd.edu

Alexander Wenzel

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics

Advisor(s): Jill Mesirov

Research Interests: Bulk and single cell RNA-seq algorithms development and analysis

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Computer Science, Northwestern University, 2017


Special Funding/Awards:

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31)

2017-20 Trainee on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Fellowship Program

Cancer Cell Map Initiative: Cancer Systems Biology Training Program Award

Website

Email: snwright@ucsd.edu

Sarah Wright

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Trey Ideker

Research Interests: Network genetics

Completed Degree(s):

M.Eng. Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016
B.S. Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017

Tianyao Xu

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Advisor(s): Alon Goren , Christopher Benner Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Bioengineering: Bioinformatics, University of California, San Diego, 2021
B.S., Mathematics (Applied), University of California, San Diego, 2021

Heng Xu

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Email: yuy060@ucsd.edu

Grace Yu

Program: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology with a Specialization in Biomedical Informatics

Completed Degree(s):

B.S., Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2021


Special Funding/Awards:

2022-23 Trainee on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Fellowship Program