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Our Team

Toby Bloom

Deputy Scientific Director, Informatics

Toby is responsible for strategy and execution for bioinformatics services, the bioinformatics data hub, analysis pipelines, and software engineering infrastructure. Prior to joining NYGC, Toby served as Director of Informatics at the Broad Institute’s genome sequencing center for ten years,...

Michael Zody

Research Director, Computational Biology

Dr. Michael Zody is a computational biologist with over 15 years of experience writing bioinformatic software, analyzing genomic and transcriptomic sequence data, and managing engineers and researchers. He serves as the Senior Director of Computational Biology at the New York...

Belinda Cornes

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Belinda K. Cornes joined the New York Genome Center in August 2013 as a Bioinformatics Scientist in Statistical Genetics. Her primary interest at NYGC is utilizing sequencing data to aid in deciphering the genetic basis of disease. Belinda has spent most...

David Lin

Bioinformatics analyst

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S. Ken Tian

Cancer Biologist & Assistant Lab Director, Molecular Diagnostics

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Jimmy Liu

Bioinformatics Scientist, Complex Disease

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Caitlin McHugh

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst, Statistical Genetics

Shortly after receiving her PhD in Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics from the University of Washington, Caitlin joined the New York Genome Center in March 2016. Her PhD research focused on developing statistical methods to accurately account for complex sample...

Dayna Oschwald

Senior Director, Informatics Program Management

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Sadia Rahman

Biocurator, Molecular Diagnostics

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Rajeeva Musunuri

Bioinformatics Programmer

Rajeeva Musunuri joined New York Genome Center in February 2016. Shortly before, he obtained a masters in bioinformatics from New York University in January 2016. He previously worked with Dr. Mande Holford on transcriptome assembly of marine snails to annotate...

Alice Fang

Biocurator

Xiaolan (Alice) Fang joined New York Genome Center in November, 2015 and her work focuses on clinical informatics and diagnostics. Working closely with the clinical team, she evaluates the effect of genomic variants on biological function of gene products, molecular pathways and...

Wayne Clarke

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

Wayne Clarke joined the New York Genome Center in August 2015. He earned a PhD in Computer Science with a concentration in Bioinformatics from the University of Saskatchewan. His research centered on development of methods for high-throughput discovery of single...

Jennifer Shelton

Bioinformatics programmer

Jennifer Shelton is a Bioinformatics Analyst who joined the NYGC September 2015. Jennifer studied genomics applications, chromosome and genome analysis, and bioinformatics as a Master's student at Kansas State University. After earning her degree she became the K-INBRE Bioinformatics Core...

Kazimierz Wrzeszczynski

Bioinformatics Scientist

Kazimierz Wrzeszczynski joined the New York Genome Center in February of 2014 as a Bioinformatics Scientist specializing in Cancer Genomics. He earned his Ph.D. in Computational Biology in 2009 at Columbia University where his thesis was on the application of...

Bo-Juen Chen

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Bo-Juen Chen joined New York Genome Center since July 2013, where he focuses on integrative and functional analysis of genomics data and analysis of constitutional genome. He is particularly interested in integrating diverse data to help interpretation and analysis. Bo-Juen earned...

Will Liao

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Will Liao earned his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Statistics with a concentration in Computational Biology from Stony Brook University where he was co-advised by Haipeng Xing. His research was conducted at The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory under the co-advisement...

Giuseppe Narzisi

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Giuseppe Narzisi is a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at the New York Genome Center. His research interest is in developing novel algorithms and computational systems to analyze DNA sequences, concentrating on the assembly and alignment of next generation sequencing reads. Applications...

Andre Corvelo

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

André Corvelo joined the New York Genome Center in January 2014 as a Bioinformatics Scientist. Originally trained as a field biologist, André started his scientific career at the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC) in Porto, Portugal where he...

Heather Geiger

Bioinformatics Analyst

Heather Geiger joined the New York Genome Center in September 2013. Her focus is RNA-Seq. She previously worked with Chris Mason at Weill Cornell, researching gene expression in axons of developing neurons. At the New York Genome Center, she has...

Kanika Arora

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

Kanika Arora joined the New York Genome Center in March 2014. Prior to that, Kanika worked in Dow AgroSciences LLC., where she led, designed and analyzed a number of genomic, transcriptomic and epigenetic sequencing projects to study various bacteria, arthropod...

Minita Shah

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

Minita Shah joined the New York Genome Center in May 2014. She mainly focuses on structural variant (SV) analysis in cancer. She is especially interested in developing new methods to improve SV discovery and integrating large-scale genomic variants with other...

Anne-Katrin Emde

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Anne-Katrin Emde joined the New York Genome Center in May 2013 shortly after earning a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the International Max Planck Research School for Computational Biology and Scientific Computing in Berlin, Germany. At the NYGC, her focus is...

Phaedra Agius

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Phaedra joined the New York Genome Center in September 2014. She is interested in machine learning methods, statistical analysis and data integration. She is currently working on the statistical analysis of contamination and duplicate reads in sequencing samples. Her first...

Nicolas Robine

Assistant Director, Computational Biology

Nicolas Robine joined the New York Genome Center in April 2012. He graduated from an Engineering school in Paris (ESIEE-Paris), with an Msc in Bioinformatics from Goteborg (Sweden) and obtained his PhD at the Institut Curie in Paris for his...

Avinash Abhyankar

Manager, Clinical Informatics

Avinash Abhyankar joined the New York Genome Center in April 2012. He received M.D. from India specializing in infectious diseases, followed by M.Sc. in Bioinformatics and Ph.D. in the fields of Bioinformatics and Human Genetics from Lund University, Sweden. He...

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