Principal Investigator

Erez Lieberman Aiden, Ph.D.

Describe yourself in 6 words: Ambassador for the scientists named below

Area of Work: I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, where I direct the Center for Genome Architecture, and in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University across the street.



Lab Members

Sanjit Singh Batra

Describe yourself in 6 words: Wait! I only get six words?

Area of work: I am a computer science undergrad working on the computational aspects of Hi-C assisted assembly of genomes.

Ivan Bochkov

Describe yourself in 6 words: Aspiring human geneticist. Go, do, achieve!

Area of work: Experimental biology. I'm studying three-dimensional DNA structures using genomewide chromatin conformation capture (Hi-C) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).

Olga Dudchenko, Ph.D.

Describe yourself in 6 words: No fan of six word descriptions

Area of work: Spread out somewhere in between biophysics, nonlinear dynamics, telemedicine and molecular genetics.

Neva Cherniavsky Durand, Ph.D.

Describe yourself in 6 words: Bioinformatician who creates 3D genomics software

Area of work: I am a computer scientist by training and work on a number of different projects in the lab, including pipelines for next generation sequencing data; Juicebox, a visualization software package for 3D genome maps; Juicer, an analysis toolbox for Hi-C data; and Bookworm, the online n-gram viewer.

Su-Chen Huang

Describe yourself in 6 words: Always working hard for the science

Area of work: I am focusing on three-dimensional DNA structures using genomewide chromatin conformation capture (Hi-C) and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing.

Miriam Huntley

Describe yourself in 6 words: Having Fun = Science, Being Outside, Travel

Area of work: I used to be a physicist until I stumbled upon the fascinating (and often vexing) mysteries of biology. I am interested in developing computational methods for understanding large biological data sets. In particular I work on understanding how the genome folds up inside the nucleus by analyzing Hi-C data.

Valeriya Korchina

Describe yourself in 6 words: Never indifferent, sometimes coherent, always curious

Area of work: Improving the efficiency of microbial fuel cells as a possible clean lighting alternative through comparative analysis and biological assessment.

Christopher Lui

Describe yourself in 6 words: Scientist in training. Learning every day!

Area of work: I am exploring the usage of Hi-C in various organisms to study DNA structure.

Ido Machol

Describe yourself in 6 words: Doing best to do my best

Area of work: Processing complicated, large data sets to generate simple, short truths.

Sarah Nyquist

Describe yourself in 6 words: Loves science, wants to share it

Area of work: I am a computer scientist working with full genome assembly software and a biologist working on Hi-C.

Arina Omer, Ph.D.

Describe yourself in 6 words: But Why?

Area of work: Cross-talks inside the cell: DNA-DNA, DNA-protein, DNA-RNA, RNA-protein, protein-protein, DNA-DNA-protein, DNA-RNA-protein.

Suhas Rao

Describe yourself in 6 words: Biologist, Applied Mathematician, Boston sports fan

Area of work: I work on understanding how the genome folds, the relationship between chromatin structure and gene regulation, and the disorganization of the genome in various diseases through the intersection of experimental and computational biology.

Adrian Sanborn

Describe yourself in 6 words: Enjoys playing flute, laughing too loudly

Area of work: I focus on understanding the folding tendencies of chromatin using mathematical and physical models.

Muhammad Saad Shamim

Describe yourself in 6 words: Coder, Mathematician, EMT. Aspiring Physician Scientist

Area of work: I work on a variety of computational projects ranging from bioinformatics and data visualization to perception and augmented reality.

Elena Stamenova

Describe yourself in 6 words: Molecular biology methods and protocol development

Area of work: I am a wet lab scientist working on new protocols for proximity ligation in order to better understand the three-dimensional organization of the nucleus.

Lab Alumni

Northeastern University Assistant Professor

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