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Bogdan Pasaniuc develops statistical and computational methods to understand the genetic basis of disease, focusing on integrative genomics, heritability and population structure. Before UCLA, Bogdan was a postdoc at the Harvard School of Public Health and in the Program in Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute in the group of Alkes Price. Prior to that, Bogdan completed a postdoc at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA. Bogdan obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut working in the lab of Ion Mandoiu and B.Sc. from the Faculty of Computer Science, “A.I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania in 2003. Recently updated resume.


Arjun Bhattacharya
Joint with Dr. Michael Gandal

Kristin Boulier
Cardiology fellow, STAR PhD track

Yi Ding
Graduate Student, Bioinformatics

Jonatan Hervoso
Graduate Student, Bioinformatics
Joint with Dr. Grace Xiao

Kangcheng Hou
Graduate Student, Bioinformatics

 Gayane Hovhannisyan
Executive Assistant

Ruthie Johnson
Graduate Student, Computer Science
Joint with Dr. Sriram Sankararaman

Sergey Knyazev

Rachel Mester
Graduate Student, Biomathematics

Ella Petter
Graduate Student, Computer Science
Joint with Dr. Noah Zaitlen

Tommer Schwarz
Graduate Student, Bioinformatics

Uniss Tan
Undergraduate Student
Computational and Systems Biology

Vidhya Venkateswaran
Graduate Student, Oral Biology

Ziqi Xu
Undergraduate Student, Computer Science

Jasmine Amerasekera
Rotation Student, Human Genetics

Alex Flynn-Carroll
Rotation Student, Bioinformatics


Kathryn S. Burch – PhD, Bioinformatics, 2021, currently an associate consultant at Transom Consulting Group.

Yifei wang – Undergraduate student, 2021

Greta Tamkus – Medical student, 2021

Malika Kumar Freund – PhD, Human Genetics, 2020, currently an MS student in the Genetic Counseling Program at Stanford University.

Igor Mandric, PhD – Postdoc, 2020, currently at Illumina, Inc.

Arunabha Majumdar, PhD – Postdoc, 2020, currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad.

Rye Tran – Undergraduate student, 2020.

Jackie Staiger – Undergraduate student, 2020.

Yan Guo, PhD – Visiting scholar, 2018-2019, currently a Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China.

Annique Claringbould – Visiting PhD student, Summer 2019, currently a postdoc with Judith Zaugg and Lars Steinmetz at EMBL.

Claudia Giambartolomei, PhD – Postdoc, 2019, currently a Marie Curie Fellow in Genoa, Italy.

Robert Smith – Project Manager, 2018-2019.

Nicholas Mancuso, PhD – Postdoc, 2019, currently an Assistant Professor at USC. Visit the Mancuso Lab website.

Megan Major – MS, Bioinformatics, 2018, currently an Associate Data Scientist at BioFire Diagnostics.

Huwenbo Shi – PhD, Bioinformatics, 2018, currently a postdoc with Alkes Price at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Megan Roytman – PhD, Bioinformatics, 2018, currently a Software Engineer at BioDiscovery.

Steven Gazal, PhD – Visiting Postdoc, Summer 2018, starting as an Assistant Professor at USC.

Gleb Kichaev – PhD, Bioinformatics, 2018, currently a Data Scientist at Apple.

Valerie Arboleda, MD, PhD – Pathology Resident, 2017, currently an Assistant Professor at UCLA. Visit the Arboleda Lab website.

Pagé Goddard – BSc, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, 2017, currently a PhD student in Stephen Montgomery's group at Stanford.

Rob Brown – PhD, Bioinformatics, 2017, currently a postdoc with Eleazar Eskin and Sriram Sankarraman at UCLA.

Sasha Gusev, PhD – Visiting Postdoc, Summer 2015, currently an Assistant Professor at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Visit the Gusev Lab website.

Wen-Yun Yang – PhD, Computer Science, 2013, currently a Software Engineer at Facebook.

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