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  • Nilotpal Sanyal

    Nilotpal Sanyal

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Informatics

    Bio Nilotpal Sanyal completed his PhD in Statistics from University of Missouri, Columbia with dissertation titled 'Bayesian fMRI data analysis and Bayesian optimal design'. He worked in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata for a year as visiting scientist following which he started his postdoctoral career in USA by joining Texas A&M University as a postdoctoral associate working on high-dimensional variable selection methods. Later, he joined the Radiology department at the University of California, San Diego as a postdoctoral scholar working on Genome wide association study (GWAS) analysis. Currently, he is a postdoctoral scholar in the Biomedical Informatics division under the Department of Medicine at the Stanford University. Presently, his research topics include gene by environment interaction analysis in case-control studies and screening strategies for lung cancer.

  • Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD

    Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) and of Biomedical Data Science

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research group studies ontology-based approaches to annotate, index, integrate and analyze unstructured information available in biomedicine for the purpose of enabling data-driven analytics in medicine and health care.

  • Jayendra Shinde

    Jayendra Shinde

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Informatics

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Human cancers develop due to accumulation of somatic mutations which result from diverse processes including exposure to environmental mutagens such as UV light, tobacco smoke as well as endogenous DNA damaging processes like replication errors, spontaneous or enzymatic conversions. I develop computational methods in order to investigate these various patterns of mutational signatures that arise in cancer genomes. The major focus of my research is based on understanding the interaction of intracellular processes with diverse mutational processes and ultimately their contribution towards cancer evolution. Studying these complex patterns of mutational heterogeneity might be useful in effective patient stratification. My career goals are to use cancer metadata and omics data, with computational modeling, and big data analytics in order to improve cancer care.

  • Craig Smail

    Craig Smail

    Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Informatics, admitted Autumn 2016

    Bio Research interests: pharmacogenomics; systems pharmacology; clinical biomarker discovery; rare variant discovery and interpretation for cancer and other diseases

  • Carlos Jose Suarez Valencia

    Carlos Jose Suarez Valencia

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Suarez is a board-certified pathologist specializing in anatomic, clinical and molecular genetic pathology. He received his M.D. degree with the highest honors (summa cum laude) from the University of the Valley (Universidad del Valle), Cali, Colombia. After medical school, he was a research fellow at a WHO-collaborating center investigating pattern of nosocomial antibiotic resistance, and later joined the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) as postdoctoral research fellow in cancer and lung immunology laboratories. He completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Suarez is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at Stanford University, and he is also Co-Director of the Genetic and Genomic Testing Optimization Service and Associate Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the Stanford University Medical Center.