December 5, 2023

Our 2022-2023 Class of Graduates

We're so proud of our new alumni!

PhD Graduates

Christopher Castro
Thesis title: Investigating the Role of Noncoding De Novo Single-Nucleotide Variants in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Advisor: Alan Boyle
Date: 04/28/2023
Employment: Research Project Manager, University of Michigan

Zijun Gao
Thesis title: Advance Machine Learning and Image Analysis Methods for Clinical Decision Support in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases
Advisor: Kayvan Najarian
Date: 08/18/2023
Employment: Postdoctoral Researcher, Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, Johnson&Johnson, Inc. 

Michael “Brodie” Mumphrey
Thesis title: Computational methods for personalized proteogenomic characterizations of the HLAs
Advisor: Marcin Cieslik
Date: 08/18/2023
Employment: Bioinformatics Scientist, Tempus Labs, Inc. 

Robin Pierce
Thesis title: Deep Learning and Physics-based Methods for Macromolecular Structure Prediction and Design
Advisor: Gil Omenn
Date: 04/28/2023
Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore

Cathy Smith
Thesis title: Massively parallel screens to identify splice disruptive variants in human disease genes
Advisor: Jacob Kitzman
Date: 08/18/2023
Employment: Bioinformatics-Computational Biologist Sr., University of Michigan

Kelly Sovacool
Thesis title: Improving machine learning models for microbiome analysis and democratizing data science along the way
Advisor: Patrick Schloss
Date: 08/18/2023
Employment: Bioinformatics Software Engineer, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research 

Chen Sun
Thesis title: Development of computational methods for identifying mosaic copy number variation with single-cell sequencing
Advisor: Ryan Mills
Date: 08/18/2023
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chen-sun-um/

Shuze Wang
Thesis title: Deciphering the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cochlea Development in Mice using Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies and Comprehensive Computational Approaches
Advisor: Jie Liu
Date: 08/18/2023
Employment: Bioinformatics Specialist I, Mass General Hospital

Nanxiang “Sam” Zhao
Thesis title: Decoding regulatory variants with computational methods in non-coding regions of the human genome
Advisor: Alan Boyle
Date: 08/18/2023
Employment: Senior Scientist, Merck, Inc.  

 

Advanced Master's Degree Program

Shriya Bajagur
Date: 4/30/23
Employment: Associate Consultant, Veeva Systems, Inc.

Laura Davis
Date: 4/30/23

Sejal Gunaratnam
Date: 4/30/23
Employment: MD Student, University of Toledo

Allister Ho
Date: 4/30/23
Employment: Research Analyst, Analysis Group, Inc.

Lily Wink
Date: 4/30/23
Employment: Project Manager, Epic, Inc.

Shengchao Zhao
Date: 4/30/23

 

Master's Degree

Qianhui Huang 
Date: 12/19/2022
Employment: Bioinformatics Scientist, Merck, Inc.

Morgan Oneka
Date: 8/19/2022
Employment: Data Scientist, Bloomingdales, Inc.

Brandon Newell
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Bioinformatics-Computational Biologist Intermediate, University of Michigan

Ding Siyuan
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Bioinformatics Analyst, Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research

Ming-Ching Wen
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: PhD Student, University of Michigan

Shaomiao Xia
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Research Assistant II, University of Michigan

Li ("Lily") Ye
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Software engineer, Aptiv, Inc.

Lishi Yin
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: PhD Student, University of Michigan

Zhijian Yu
Date: 4/27/23

 

Dual Degree

Elham Adib
Date: 8/19/22

Chelsea Chen
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Project Manager, miLEAD Consulting

Marissa Cloutier
Date: 8/19/22

Renee Conway-Hein
Date: 12/19/22
Employment: Scientist, Seagen, Inc.

Johanna Fleischman
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Data Scientist, Calico Life Sciences

Elizabeth Gensterblum-Miller
Date: 4/27/23

Angela Guo
Date: 8/19/22
Employment: Scientist, Cell Signaling Technology

Jonathan Herrera
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: MD student, University of Michigan

David Hu
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Postdoctoral Researcher, AstraZeneca

Teddy Jennaro
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Senior Clinical Pharmacologist, AbbVie, Inc.

Tongyu Liu
Date: 8/19/22
Employment: Computational Biologist, Amgen, Inc.

Zeqi Niu
Date: 12/19/22
Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, AbbVie, Inc

Matthew Pun
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: MD student, University of Michigan

Brittany Rupp
Date: 4/27/23
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittany-rupp/

Logan Walker
Date: 4/27/23
Employment: Bioinformatics-Computational Biologist Senior, University of Michigan

Cloe Weise
Date: 12/19/22
Employment: Data Analyst, Lumen Energy

Jingcheng Xiao
Date: 8/19/22
Employment: Sr. Scientist, Merck, Inc.

Melling Zhao
Date: 12/19/22
Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan