Meet the team!
Principal Investigatorgamze.gursoy at columbia.edu Website Room Number: NYGC 617 / NYP PH20-401A
Gamze is an assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (and in Computer Science) at Columbia University. 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 623A
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 624B
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.
Postdoctoral Research Associategdrabavicius at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 623D
Gediminas “Gedas” is a joint postdoctoral research associate between Gürsoy and Sanjana labs at New York Genome Center. Earlier, he completed a dual PhD degree in Biochemistry (under Prof. Virginijus Siksnys) and Biomedical Sciences (under Prof. Dirk Daelemans) between Vilnius University in Lithuania and KU Leuven in Belgium. Currently, he is interested in using genome and transcriptome engineering tools to understand the role and the impact of genome organization in cellular senescence. In his spare time, Gedas enjoys reading, specialty coffee, obscure conversations, and Oxford commas.
Postdoctoral Research Associateajoglekar at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 626C
Anoushka is a postdoctoral associate in the lab. She obtained her PhD from Weill Cornell Medicine where she worked with Dr. Hagen Tilgner on uncovering patterns of alternative splicing in the brain at a single cell resolution. She wants to understand how nuclear architecture works in tandem with other processes to produce vast heterogeneity in cellular function.
Postdoctoral Research Associateknikitin at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 624C
Kirill is a postdoctoral research associate in the lab. Previously, he completed his PhD in computer science at EPFL, advised by Bryan Ford, and worked as a postdoc with Vitaly Shmatikov at Cornell Tech. Having specialized in protecting communication privacy and data retrieval, Kirill now strives to build real-world solutions for privacy-preserving analysis and sharing of genomic data. During his leisure time, he enjoys going to theatre plays, learning bachata, and dining in outer boroughs.
PhD Studentae2722 at cumc.columbia.edu Room Number: NYGC 626A
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 626B
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.
PhD Studentjb4816 at columbia.edu Website Room Number: NYGC 623B
Jacob is a PhD student at the Computer Science department of Columbia University. He graduated from UVA with a BS in Math and CS. He loves swimming and analyzing swimming technique with CS. He also enjoys ragtime / stride piano.
PhD Studentcarlos.angel at columbia.edu Room Number: NYGC 624C
Carlos is a Pharmacology PhD student in Columbia University and jointly mentored by Chao Lu at Columbia Genetics. He obtained my BS in Genomic Sciences (Bioinformatics) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His research interests lay in developing computational methods to understand how mutations and disease alter genome topology and epigenetic patterns. Outside the lab you can find him at the gym, listening to kpop or finding new coffee shops in NYC.
PhD Studentamn2217 at cumc.columbia.edu Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod B
Abby is a PhD student in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and currently rotating in the lab. She graduated from UVA with a BA in math and a double minor in biology and data science. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, and listening to podcasts.
Visiting PhD Studentmnijs at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod A
Melanie is a PhD student from STADIUS – KU Leuven doing a six month research visit at the G2Lab. She obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering both at KU Leuven and her research focusses on unsupervised machine learning algorithms for omics data. At the G2Lab, she will be investigating factorization algorithms for Hi-C and single cell RNA sequencing data.
Associate Scientist Ijfung at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 624A
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.
Master's Studentwfl2113 at cumc.columbia.edu Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod A
Will is a master’s student in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University in the fall of 2022. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at NYU, majoring in Biology and minoring in Computer Science. After graduating, he took a break from biology to work as a cook on a sailboat for a year.
Master's Studentnh2740 at cumc.columbia.edu Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod A
Nick is a Master’s student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Columbia University. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is interested in computational modeling and has worked as an engineer in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for several years.
Internralabri at nygenome.org
Rashid is a B.S. student in Computer Science at Stanford University. He is interested in repeat DNA and its regulatory role in the genome. In his internship at the lab, he hopes to explore a career in research. He is an avid cook in the kitchen, and writes spoken word poetry in his free time.
Internpmeddeb at nygenome.org Room Number: NYGC 6th Floor Pod A
Paul is an intern in the lab and a gap year student at Mines de Paris, a French engineering school. He is interested in data science and its application to genomics. During his time at the G2lab, he works on federated and privacy-preserving deep models for PheWAS. In his free time he likes reading, playing chess, team sports and skydiving.