Lab Members

Steven SalzbergSteven Salzberg, Ph.D.
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Computer Science, and Biostatistics
Aleksey Zimin, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist, BME
Daniela PuiuDaniela Puiu, M.S.
Bioinformatics Engineer and Senior Software Engineer
shapeimage_7Geo Pertea, M.S., M.D.
Engineer and Senior
Software Engineer
christopher_pockrandt.jpgChristopher Pockrandt, Ph.D., Postdoctoral FellowJenniferLu_cropped.JamiCheng
Jennifer Lu, Ph.D. student
AlesVarabyouAles Varabyou, Ph.D. student (co-advisor: Mihaela Pertea)AlainaShumate
Alaina Shumate, Ph.D. student
Rachel ShermanRachel Sherman, Ph.D. student
Markus Sommer, Ph.D. student
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Natalia Rincon, Ph.D. student
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Beril Erdogdu, Ph.D.
student (co-advisor:
Mihaela Pertea)
Yuchen (Peter) Ge, Ph.D. student
William Cho,
summer intern 2020
Jakob Heinz,
summer intern 2020
Tongtong Chen,
summer intern 2020

Lab Alumni (former Ph.D. students indicated by *)

martin_steineggerMartin Steinegger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University
florian_breitwieserFlorian Breitwieser, Ph.D.
Senior Bioinformatics Software Engineer, SOPHiA Genetics.
remy_schwabRemy Schwab, former M.S.E. student, now at Day Zero Diagnostics.
ElaPertea*Mihaela (Ela) Pertea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
DaehwanKim_2017*Daehwan Kim, Ph.D.
Michael L. Rosenberg Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bioinformatics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
ruibangluoRuibang Laurent Luo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
adelcherArt Delcher, Ph.D.
Former Research Professor at Hopkins, retired as of July 1, 2016
Corina AntonescuCorina Antonescu
Senior Software Engineer, Dept. of Genetic Medicine, JHU School of Medicine
Valentin AntonescuValentin Antonescu
Senior Software Engineer, OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man), JHU School of Medicine
shapeimage_5*Derrick Wood, Ph.D.
Principal Bioinformatics Scientist, Personal Genome Diagnostics
RachelCostonRachel Coston, former M.S.E. student, Software Engineer, Raytheon
shapeimage_6Stefan Canzar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014. Group Leader, Univ. of Munich
stephan_pabinger2Stefan Pabinger, Ph.D.
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2013. Now at the Austrian Inst. of Technology.
ben_langmead_2012_sm*Ben Langmead, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, JHU Computer Science Dept.
shapeimage_4Tanja Magoc, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2012. Staff scientist, University of Florida
shapeimage_1Liliana Florea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and Dept. of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
MikeSchatz*Mike Schatz, Ph.D.
Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology, Johns Hopkins University
aphillippy*Adam Phillippy, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
ColeTrapnell*Cole Trapnell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences, University of Washington
DaveKelley*David Kelley, Ph.D.
Scientist, Calico Labs
ToddTreangen_5Todd Treangen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Rice University
*Sam Angiuoli, Ph.D.
Chief Information Officer, Personal Genome Diagnostics
shapeimage_10Arthur Brady, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, Inst. for Genome Sciences., U. Maryland School of Medicine
henrylinHenry Lin, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, Philips Research.
shapeimage_11Carl Kingsford, Ph.D.
Professor, Computational Biology Dept., Carnegie Mellon Univ.
MihaiPopMihai Pop, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Director of UMIACS, University of Maryland
<JonathanAllen*Jonathan Allen, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore Natl. Laboratory
shapeimage_12Bill Majoros, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke University
droppedImage_1Carlos Canchaya, Ph.D.
Former visiting postdoctoral fellow. Research Fellow, Universida de Vigo, Spain.
shapeimage_13Kunmi Ayanbule, Bioinformatics Engineer at CBCB, later at
Unknown-personDan Sommer, Bioinformatics Engineer at CBCB, later at Natl. Biodefense and Countermeasures Center (NBACC)
Pawel_GajerPawel Gajer, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Scientist (TIGR), now at Institute of Genome Sciences, U. Maryland School of Medicine
Unknown-personMaria Ermolaeva, Ph.D., former postdoc and Bioinformatics Scientist at TIGR, now an instructor in Hopkins Engineering for Professionals program.
natalia-volfovskyNatalia Volfovsky, Ph.D.
Former postdoc (TIGR), now at Simons Foundation
olga_troyanskayaOlga Troyanskaya, Ph.D.
Summer intern, 1997 and 1998
Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Lewis-Sigler Inst. of Integrative Genomics, Princeton University
Deputy Director for Genomics, Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation, NYC
shapeimage_14*John Sheppard, Ph.D.
College of Engineering Distinguished Professor, Gianforte School of Computing, Montana State Univ.
sreerama_murthy*Sreerama K. Murthy, Ph.D.
CEO & Chief Data Scientist, Quadratyx