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Principal Investigator
Hatice Ulku Osmanbeyoglu, PhD

Bio: Hatice joined University of Pittsburgh in December 2018 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a member of Hillman's Cancer Biology Program. She is also affiliated with the Intelligent System Program in the School of Computing and Information, the Bioengineering in the School of Medicine and the Biostatistics in the School of Public Health. Hatice has a BS in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University (2004, Summa Cum Laude), MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (2006), MS in Bioengineering from University of Pittsburgh (2009) and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from University of Pittsburgh (2012). She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Christina Leslie Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  Her multidisciplinary research utilizes novel machine learning techniques and multi-omics technologies to address fundamental problems in biology and medicine. She is a recipient of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Postdoctoral Research Award, NIH NCI Pathway to Independence Award, the Innovation in Cancer Informatics Award and Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators (R35).



Current Members
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Parham Hadikhani

Postdoctoral Fellow 


Hyobin Cho

Graduate Intern


Elena S Kim 

Postdoctoral Fellow


Koushul Ramjattun

Graduate Researcher


Xiaojun Ma

Senior Software Engineer 

Former Members
David Lembersky, Medical student (2022-2023)
Ambar Gautam, Undergraduate Student (2022-2023)
Sanghoog Lee, Postdoctoral fellow (2021-2023)
April Sagan, Postdoctoral fellow (2021-2023); Next position: Bioinformatics Scientist, GRAIL
Hillary Boyzo, High School Student (2022); Next position: Undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University
Israel Omar Dilan-Pantojas, DBMI (Rotation student; 2021-2022)
Devin DikecResearch Intern (2021-2022); Next position: Bioinformatician in the Cruchaga lab at Washington University in St. Louis
Sonish Sivarajkumar, ISP (Rotation Student; Sept 2021 - Nov 2021)
Drake Palmer, Undergraduate Student (2019-2021)

Elizabeth Chiyka, Research Intern (2021); Next position: Biostatistician at ACESO

Michelle Orioha, High School Student (2021); Next position: Undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University

Linan Zhang, Postdoctoral fellow (2020-2021); Next position: Assistant Professor, Ningbo University

Aaron Fairchild, Undergraduate Student (2020); Next position: Down Stream Process Development at Krystal Biotech

Ronak Khamar, Undergraduate Student (2020)

Alexander Hummels, CPCB (Rotation student; Oct 2020 - Nov 2020) 

Mostofa Rafid Uddin, CPCB (Rotation student; Aug 2020 - Sept 2020) 

Yingjin Zhang, Research Intern (2020)

Hanzhong Zheng, Research Intern (2019)

Ibrahim Albaba, Undergraduate Student (2019); Next position: Data Scientist at CLS Health

Boyan Zhang, Undergraduate Student (2019)

Louis Gil, Undergraduate Student (2019); Next position: Bioinformatics Analyst, Allegheny Health Network

Melaine Chin, Undergraduate Student (2019); Next position: Master student at Northeastern University

Chen'ao Qian, Research Intern (2019); Next position: Bioinformatician at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System

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