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Meet the team!

Gamze Gürsoy

Principal Investigator

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.

Conor Walker

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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.

Seungwan Hong

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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.

Ahmed Elhussein

PhD Student

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.

Annie Choi

PhD Student

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.

Jessica Fung

Associate Scientist I

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.

Narjis El Amraoui

Visiting Research Scientist – Master's Student

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.

Rockwell Weiner

Master's Student

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.

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