ralucaRaluca Gordân (PI)

Associate Professor
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics and Computer Science
Office: CIEMAS 2179, Phone: (919) 684-9881
Postdoc: Harvard Medical School (2011)
Ph.D.: Duke University (2009)
B.S.: University of Iasi, Romania (2005)

vishwaVishwa Nellore

Postdoctoral fellow
Room: CIEMAS 2149
Project: Non-coding somatic mutations

Ariel Afek

Postdoctoral fellow
Room: CIEMAS 2211
Project: New assays to study TF-TF competition

Jingkang Zhao

PhD student, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Room: CIEMAS 2149
Project: New methods for analyzing non-coding somatic mutations

Yuning Zhang

PhD student, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Room: CIEMAS 2211
Project: Competitive DNA binding of paralogous transcription factors

Vincentius Martin

PhD student, Computer Science
Room: LSRC D227
Project: Fast and space-efficient prediction of the effects of non-coding mutations on transcription factor binding

Zack Mielko

PhD student, University Program in Genetics and Genomics (UPGG)
Room: CIEMAS 2211
Project: Transcription factor binding to UV-damaged DNA

Yuze Hou

PhD student, Biochemistry
Room: CIEMAS 2211
Project: Transcription factors and DNA damage

Harshit Sahay 

PhD student, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Room: CIEMAS 2211
Project: Creation of mutations in noncoding regions

Wei  Zhu

PhD student, Cell and Molecular Biology
Room: CIEMAS 2211
Project: Mutagenesis in transcription factor binding sites

Farica  Zhuang

MS student, Computer Science
Room: CIEMAS 2149
Project: Modeling transcription factor binding to DNA

Anna Darwish

Undergraduate student
Room: CIEMAS 2149
Project: Protein-DNA binding models

Tiffany Ho

Research assistant
Room: CIEMAS 2149

johnJohn Horton

Laboratory Technician
Room: CIEMAS 2211, Phone: (919) 681-2046

Alumni:

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students:

2012-2018 Dinesh Manandhar – PhD student, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; next position: Computational Biologist at GlaxoSmithKline (Philadelphia, PA)
2016-2018 Dongshunyi (Dora) Li – MS student, Biostatistics; next position: PhD student in Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University
2016-2018 Anne Marie Augustus – postdoctoral fellow/senior research associate
2012-2016 Ning Shen – PhD student, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology; next position: Computational Biologist at Fulcrum Therapeutics (Boston, MA)
2012-2015 Joshua Schipper – postdoctoral fellow; next position: research scientist at Van Andel Institute (MI)
2014-2015 Jingkang Zhao – MS student, Biostatistics; next position: PhD student in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics at Duke
2014-2015 Gurkan Yardimci – Short-term postdoctoral fellow (joint with Dr. Greg Crawford); next position: postdoctorall fellow with Dr. Bill Noble, University of Washington
2013-2014 Rumen Stamatov – MS student, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Undergraduate students, interns and high-school students:

2017-2018 Debbie Burdinski – Undergraduate student (gap year), Chemistry; next position: MD/PhD student at Harvard Medical School
2014-2015 Jennifer Zou – Undergraduate student, Computer Science and Biology; next position: PhD student in Computer Science at UCLA
2014-2015 Sunwoo Zhao – high-school student, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
2013-2014 Tristan Bepler – Undergraduate student, Biology and Computer Science, Graduated with Distinction in Biology; next position: PhD student in Computational and Systems Biology at MIT
2013-2014 Thanh-Ha Nguyen – Undergraduate student, Biology and Computer Science
2013-2014 Rongxin (William) Fang – Research intern, Computational Biology; next position: PhD student in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at UCSD
2012-2014 Alina Munteanu – Research intern, Computational Biology; next position: PhD student in Computer Science at Humbold University, and research assistant in Uwe Ohler’s lab at Max Delbruck Center, Berlin
2012 Ran Gao – MS summer student, Biostatistics; next position: epidemiology coordinator at AbbVie in Chicago
2012 Ying Lu – MS summer student, Biostatistics