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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...

Dayna Oschwald

Senior Director, Informatics Program Management

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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...

Uday Evani

Senior Software Engineer

Uday Evani obtained his MS in Bioinformatics from Indiana University, Indianapolis in 2010. While working on his masters, he was a research assistant in Dr. Sean Mooney’s lab and worked on building a high-throughput processing pipeline to annotate non-synonymous mutations...

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...

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...

Marta Byrska-Bishop

Bioinformatics Scientist

Marta Byrska-Bishop joined the New York Genome Center in November 2017 as a Bioinformatics Scientist. Her role at the NYGC focuses primarily on the maintenance, improvement, and operation of the germline sequencing analysis pipeline, as well as genomic data analysis....

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...

Phaedra Agius

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Phaedra joined the New York Genome Center in September 2014 and has participated in numerous projects involving statistical analysis, data mining/integration and the development of new machine learning methods. She is currently leading the computational team for the bacterial section...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dillon Maloney

Bioinformatics Analyst

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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...

Molly Johnson

Bioinformatics Analyst

Molly Johnson pursued her interest in genomics research at the University of Pittsburgh, where she obtained her BS in Bioinformatics. Throughout her college years, she developed her computational skills by working with TCGA head and neck cancer data in a...

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...

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...

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...

Amrita Kar

Bioinformatics Analyst, Metagenomics

Amrita Kar joined the New York Genome Center in October 2016. Her academic career started with a Bachelors in Information Technology from the University of West Bengal, India. Her research interest is in applying computer science techniques to solve biological...

Sadia Rahman

Biocurator, Molecular Diagnostics

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