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Meet the team!

Gamze Gürsoy

Principal Investigator

Website Room Number: NYGC 617 / DBMI PH20

Gamze is an assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical Informatics in 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

Conor is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab starting February 2022. 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 G^2 lab, he will explore privacy-preserving methods for analysing single-cell RNA sequencing data.

Seungwan Hong

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Room Number: NYGC 6th floor

Seungwan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab starting March 2022. 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

Ahmed is a PhD student in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University (currently rotating in the lab). 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

Annie is a PhD student at the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) program of Columbia University (currently rotating in the lab). She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. She likes to watch movies and go on scenic walks.

Ozan B. Imir

PhD Student

Ozan is a PhD student in the New York University’s Department of Biology (co-mentored for his rotation with Neville Sanjana). He has earned his Bachelors with High Distinction of Research and his Masters of Nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Masters research primarily focused on the combined effects of high fat diet consumption and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure on prostate cancer development.