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Jill Wegrzyn

Jill Wegrzyn

Degrees

PhD, Information Systems and Technology, CGU/UC San Diego
Concentration: Bioinformatics

MS, Computational Science, San Diego State University
Concentration: Bioinformatics

BS, Animal Science/Computer Science, UC Davis

Contact

Email: jill.wegrzyn<at>uconn.edu

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Uzay

Uzay Sezen

Degrees

PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, 2007
MS, Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1998
BS, Biological Sciences/Plant Biology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 1995

Research Interests

Population genetics, genomics and transcriptomics of trees

Fun Facts

Wants to heal the planet with daily dosage of nature documentaries

Contact

Email: uzay.sezen<at>uconn.edu

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Gaurav Sablok

Degrees

BS, Biotechnology, JNVU, Jodhpur, India

MS, Biotechonology, University of Rajasthan, India

PhD, Botany with specialization in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, JNVU, Jodhpur, India

Research Interests

Plant Genomics, Transcriptomics, Evolution, smallRNAs, non-coding RNAs.

Fun Facts

Food junkie.

Contact

Email: sablokg<at>gmail.com

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Nic Herndon

Degrees

Ph.D. in Computer Science from Kansas State University

M.S. in Computer Science from University of Nevada at Reno

B.S. in Computer Science from University of Nevada at Reno

Research Interests

Big data, machine learning, bioinformatics, and computational biology.

Fun Facts

I enjoy traveling on and off the beaten path, and learning about different cultures.

Contact

Email: nic.herndon@uconn.edu
Website: http://nic-herndon.uconn.edu/

 

Graduate Students

Neranjan

Neranjan Perera

Degrees

MS, Chemistry, University of Connecticut
BS, Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Research Interests

Computational genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational chemistry

Fun Facts

I like hiking and watching movies.

Contact

Email: neranjan.perera<at>uconn.edu

Alex

Alexander Hart

Degrees

MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2016
BSE, Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2015

Research Interests

Bioinformatics, Gene Therapy, Biosignal Processing, Applying Programming/Computational analysis to Biology

Fun Facts

I watch movies, listen to music, skateboard, and play guitar during my free time. I can also play the ukelele!

Contact

Email: alexander.hart<at>uconn.edu

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Nasim Rahmatpour

Degrees

MS, Plants Systematics, University of Tehran, Iran

BS, Biology, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Research Interests

Plants evolution, mosses, transcriptomics and genomics of mosses (Funaria hygrometrica)

Fun Facts

Playing volleyball, painting

Contact

Email:nasim.rahmatpour@uconn.edu

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Qiaoshan Lin

Degrees

BS, Bioinformatics, South University of Science and Technology (of China)

Research Interests

Bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics

Fun Facts

I like painting and watching movies!

Contact

Email:qiaoshan.lin<at>uconn.edu

Undergraduate Students

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Sumaira Zaman

Undergraduate

Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Bioinformatics/Computational Biology, Metabolic Disorders, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience (Brain Mapping)

Fun Facts

Listens to music in different languages including Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, German, and more!

Contact

Email: sumaira.zaman<at>uconn.edu

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Anvin Thomas

Undergraduate

Molecular and Cell Biology, Minors in Math and Bioinformatics

Research Interests

Bioinformatics, Genetics, Cancer Biology, Evolutionary Biology

Fun Facts

Has visited 15 different countries! Also, big fan of basketball, tennis, and rock climbing. 

Contact

Email: anvin.thomas<at>uconn.edu

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Michael Wynne

Undergraduate

Computer Science and Engineering, Minors in Math and Spanish

Research Interests

Databasing, Programming, and Software applications for healthcare

Fun Facts 

Plans to spend a fifth year of undergrad abroad in Spain. Also enjoys basketball and cycling.  

Contact

Email: michael.wynne@uconn.edu
Website: http://www.michaelvwynne.com/

 

Staff

 

Emily

Emily Grau

Degrees

B.S, Cell Biology UC Davis

Research Interests

Open science, Genetics, Databasing.

Fun Facts

I'm also interested in social justice, food, and obscure trivia. I love Star Trek!

Contact

Email: esgrau<at>gmail.com

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Iman Batra

Degrees

M.S, Business Analytics and Project Management, University of Connecticut

BTech, Electronics and Communication Engineering, YMCA University, India, 2012

Research Interests

Database Management, Analytical  Consulting, Programming, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence 

Fun Facts

I like listening to music and traveling.

Contact

Email: iman.batra<at>uconn.edu

 

Alumni

Erik

Eric Visser

MS in Biotechnology in the Department of Genetics at the University of Pretoria

Visiting Graduate Student (Jan-March 2014)

Tianjiadeng

Tianjiadian Feng

PhD in Bioinformatics (Expected Date: May 2018)

Graduate Intern (Aug 2014-Mar 2015)

Andrew

Andrew Brown

BS in Environmental Science, concentration in Soil Science

Undergraduate Intern (Jan-August 2014)

Ethan

Ethan Baker

BS Neuroscience; BA Spanish, University of Pittsburgh

Undergraduate Intern (May-August 2014)

Sowmya

Sowmya Kuruganti

Honors Molecular and Cell Biology

Undergraduate Intern (Aug 2014-Dec 2014)

Taylor

Taylor Falk

BS, Environmental Science, Biology Concentration

Undergraduate Intern (Jan -July 2015)

Jeanne

Jeanne Whalen

MS Genetics and Genomics with a focus in bioinformatics

Graduate Student (May 2015)

Kevin

Kevin Pratt

Math and Computer Science

Undergraduate Intern (Jan-Aug 2015)

Sam

Sam Ginzburg

Computer Science

Undergraduate Intern (Aug 2014-Jan 2016)

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Steven Demurjian Jr.

B.S. Computer Science

Undergraduate Intern (June 2015 - May 2016)

Kewa

Kewa Jiang

Molecular and Cell Biology

Undergraduate Intern (Nov 2015-May 2016)

Robin

Robin Paul

Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar at Indiana University

Postdoctoral Researcher (2014-May 2016)

Daniel

Daniel Gonzalez-Ibeas

PhD in Biology, concentrations in Plant Virology, Transcriptomics, Bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Researcher (June 2014-June 2016)