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Our Team

Michael Zody

Senior 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...

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...

Giuseppe Narzisi

Lead Bioinformatics Scientist

Giuseppe Narzisi is a Lead 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...

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

Assistant Director, Clinical Oncology Informatics

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...

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...

Wayne Clarke

Bioinformatics Scientist

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...

Kanika Arora

Bioinformatics Scientist

Kanika Arora joined the New York Genome Center in March 2014. She earned her master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. She then worked at Dow AgroSciences LLC for 4 years where she led, designed and...

Minita Shah

Bioinformatics Scientist

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...

Tim Chu

Bioinformatics Programmer

Tim Chu joined NYGC as a Bioinformatics Programmer in March 2019. He came to New York to study at NYU, where he received his B.A. in Biology at NYU in 2012 and his Masters' in Computer Science at NYU in...

Dillon Maloney

Bioinformatics Analyst

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Rajeeva Musunuri

Senior 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...

Rasheh Sanghvi

Bioinformatics Analyst

Rashesh Sanghvi got his Master’s in Bioinformatics at Georgia State University, where his thesis topic was “In-Silico analysis showing effect of SAV’s in Rhesus FcReceptors on protein stability and IgG binding”. Along with his Master’s, Rashesh also did his internship...

Heather Geiger

Senior 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...

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