Meet the team!
Principal Investigatorggursoy at nygenome.org & gamze.gursoy at columbia.edu Website Room Number: NYGC 617 / NYP PH20-401A
Gamze is an assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (affiliated with Computer Science) at Columbia University and a core faculty member at the New York Genome Center. She was previously a K99/R00 postdoctoral fellow at Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program of Yale University with Mark Gerstein. She obtained her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from University of Illinois at Chicago under the supervision of Jie Liang and her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Postdoctoral Research Associatecwalker at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod L
Conor is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab. He previously completed a PhD in human genomics under the supervision of Nick Goldman at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the University of Cambridge. Broadly he is interested in probabilistic and machine learning models for interpreting human genetic variaton. In the G2 lab, he will explore privacy-preserving methods for analysing single-cell RNA sequencing data.
Postdoctoral Research Associateshong at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod L
Seungwan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mathematical Science, Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea, advised by Prof. Jung Hee Cheon. His main research topics are practical aspects of cryptosystems, including homomorphic encryption and privacy-preserving machine learning applications.
PhD Studentae2722 at cumc.columbia.edu Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod L / NYP PH20-200
Ahmed is a PhD student in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. He completed his BA at Cambridge University, MBBS (MD equivalent) at Oxford University and MPH at Johns Hopkins University. He is interested in developing privacy-preserving computational methods in clinical informatics.
PhD Studentyc3972 at cumc.columbia.edu Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod L / NYP PH20-200
Annie is a PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) program of Columbia University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. She likes to watch movies and go on scenic walks.
Associate Scientist Ijfung at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod K / 4th Floor
Jessica is an Associate Scientist in the lab. She received her BS in Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Post graduation, she worked in vaccines’ research and development for a few years. She loves fitness and rock climbing.
Visiting Research Scientist – Master's Studentnelamraoui at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod L
Narjis is visiting the lab for 6 months for her internship. She is a Master’s Student studying Computer Science and Engineering at Mines ParisTech, in Paris, France. She is currently taking a gap year to discover new professional horizons and meet people from different cultures. She loves volleyball, dancing, singing and video games.
Master's Studentrweiner at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod K
Rocky is an MS student studying CS theory at Columbia University. Previously, he worked for several years as a software engineer, and received his BS in EECS from UC Berkeley. He’s an avid rock climber, skier, and board gamer.