Gürsoy Lab

The Gürsoy Lab is interested in human health and well-being, not only from a biological perspective but also from a human dignity perspective. The team works at the intersection of genomics and privacy/security. They develop software, file formats, and pipelines that enable broad data sharing among researchers while also preserving individual patient and study participant privacy. They are also interested in using the power of bioinformatics and computational biology to understand the role of nuclear organization in gene regulation and cellular processes.

Gamze Gürsoy, PhD

Gamze Gürsoy, PhD, is a Core Faculty Member at the New York Genome Center. She holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science at Columbia University.

Her research focus is specializing in genetic data privacy, a critically important aspect of genomics research. She and her lab team develop software, file formats, and pipelines that enable broad data sharing among researchers while also preserving individual patient and study participant privacy.

Dr. Gürsoy joined the NYGC from Yale University, where she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry Department. During her postdoctoral training with Dr. Mark Gerstein, she was specialized in genome privacy and the link between personal genome variation and regulatory genomics. Dr. Gürsoy obtained her PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she studied the role of nuclear organization on the function of the genome.