We are an interdisciplinary team of research biologists, medical doctors, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. We collaborate extensively with other biomedical researchers and clinicians within and beyond Washington University on large-scale cancer projects.

Principal Investigator

Li Ding, Ph.D.   Professor of Medicine and Genetics Director of Computational Biology, Oncology Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute Washington University School of Medicine

Li Ding, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Genetics Director of Computational Biology, Oncology Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Ding's current research focuses on integrating cancer proteogenomics (including single cell omics), patient derived-cancer models, functional genomics, and drug treatment studies to advance cancer biology and precision medicine. Her research team has developed a collection of widely-used computational tools, including VarScan, SomaticSniper, SciClone, BreakDancer, BreakFusion, MSIsensor, Pindel-C, GenomeVIP, HotSpot3D, and MuSiC. Dr. Ding plays significant roles in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), and the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC), PDX (patient-derived xenografts) Development and Trial Centers Research Network (PDXNet), and Human Tumor Atlas Network (HTAN). She co-chairs the TCGA PanCanAtlas Oncogenic Process Group, the ICGC Mutation Calling Group, the CPTAC GBM Analysis Working Group, and the HTAN Data Analysis Working Group. Dr. Ding also serves on the Steering Committees of the Genomic Data Commons (GDC), CPTAC, TCGA, PDXnet, and HTAN. Dr. Ding has successfully led many large-scale, multi-institute studies on the genomics of lung adenocarcinomas, AML, Multiple Myeloma, and breast cancer. Building on this foundation, her team has produced a series of seminal publications in the fields of cancer proteogenomics research and cancer biology.

 

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Faculty and Staff

Song Cao, Ph.D., Instructor   I have broad research experience and intensive coding experience in the fields of RNA informatics, cancer genomics and proteomics, viromics and computational biophysics. In the past years, I developed the Vfold model for accurately predicting RNA two and three-dimensional structures, the VirusScan pipeline for detecting viruses from NGS data, and the PepScan pipeline for processing mass spectra data. In my spare time, I like different outdoor activities such as fishing, running, hiking and playing basketball.

Song Cao, Ph.D., Instructor

I have broad research experience and intensive coding experience in the fields of RNA informatics, cancer genomics and proteomics, viromics and computational biophysics. In the past years, I developed the Vfold model for accurately predicting RNA two and three-dimensional structures, the VirusScan pipeline for detecting viruses from NGS data, and the PepScan pipeline for processing mass spectra data. In my spare time, I like different outdoor activities such as fishing, running, hiking and playing basketball.

R. Jay Mashl, Ph.D., Senior Scientist   My research includes developing computational tools and building pipelines for genetic variant analysis and interpretation in relation to human disease. During these efforts, I have contributed to several large-scale consortium projects. In my personal pursuits, I enjoy hiking and running.

R. Jay Mashl, Ph.D., Senior Scientist

My research includes developing computational tools and building pipelines for genetic variant analysis and interpretation in relation to human disease. During these efforts, I have contributed to
several large-scale consortium projects. In my personal pursuits, I enjoy hiking and running.

Erik Storrs, Research Assistant   I am from St. Louis and received my undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University, where I majored in computer science and geology. I'm especially interested in the application of machine learning - particularly deep learning - in cancer proteogenomics. When I'm not in front of a computer screen you will find me hiking, reading, or drawing.

Erik Storrs, Research Assistant

I am from St. Louis and received my undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University, where I majored in computer science and geology. I'm especially interested in the application of machine learning - particularly deep learning - in cancer proteogenomics. When I'm not in front of a computer screen you will find me hiking, reading, or drawing.

Michael Wendl, Ph.D., Research Faculty   I completed undergraduate and graduate training at Washington University, after which I joined the nascent Human Genome Project working with Dr. Robert Waterston on signal analysis (basecalling), bioinformatics algorithms, and operations-research theory applied to genomic sequencing. My interests continue to be in the mathematical and statistical aspects of cancer biology and biophysics.

Michael Wendl, Ph.D., Research Faculty

I completed undergraduate and graduate training at Washington University, after which I joined the nascent Human Genome Project working with Dr. Robert Waterston on signal analysis (basecalling),
bioinformatics algorithms, and operations-research theory applied to genomic sequencing. My interests continue to be in the mathematical and statistical aspects of cancer biology and biophysics.

Matthew Wyczalkowski   , Ph.D., Instructor   I develop large scale computational pipelines to support bioinformatics research, and specialize in visualizations of such data to help communicate results. I write software tools and manage our lab’s support of consortia including CPTAC3 and HTAN. Outside of work I am involved in  The BALSA Foundation  and enjoy photography, cycling, and travel.

Matthew Wyczalkowski, Ph.D., Instructor

I develop large scale computational pipelines to support bioinformatics research, and specialize in visualizations of such data to help communicate results. I write software tools and manage our lab’s support of consortia including CPTAC3 and HTAN. Outside of work I am involved in The BALSA Foundation and enjoy photography, cycling, and travel.

Yanyan Zhao, Lab Technician   I grew up in Anhui, a beautiful place well known for its mountains in the middle of China. My work now is helping with wet lab experiments of cancer and kidney related projects. Outside of work I like reading fiction, cooking, and also traveling. I like to visit different places and enjoy yummy food there.

Yanyan Zhao, Lab Technician

I grew up in Anhui, a beautiful place well known for its mountains in the middle of China. My work now is helping with wet lab experiments of cancer and kidney related projects. Outside of work I like reading fiction, cooking, and also traveling. I like to visit different places and enjoy yummy food there.

 

Postdocs

Reyka Jayasinghe   , Ph.D., Postdoc   I hail from Los Angeles and spent a few years in San Francisco before coming over to St. Louis. I spend most of my time meowing at people and attempting to create computational tools to analyze sequencing data with a focus on alternative splicing. With the rest of my time I work with two awesome non-profits: Young Scientist Program and BALSA Foundation.

Reyka Jayasinghe, Ph.D., Postdoc

I hail from Los Angeles and spent a few years in San Francisco before coming over to St. Louis. I spend most of my time meowing at people and attempting to create computational tools to analyze sequencing data with a focus on alternative splicing. With the rest of my time I work with two awesome non-profits: Young Scientist Program and BALSA Foundation.

Preet Lal, Ph.D., Postdoc   I hail from Himachal Pradesh in northern India. I obtained my Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Trento in the Italian Alps. Now, in collaboration with the Chen Lab, I am involved in the deep discovery and clinical interpretation of germline and somatic cancer drivers using  in-vitro  and  in-vivo  cancer models. I am a vegetarian, and I like hiking, cooking my favorite foods, and sometimes singing Bollywood songs.

Preet Lal, Ph.D., Postdoc

I hail from Himachal Pradesh in northern India. I obtained my Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Trento in the Italian Alps. Now, in collaboration with the Chen Lab, I am involved in the deep discovery and clinical interpretation of germline and somatic cancer drivers using in-vitro and in-vivo cancer models. I am a vegetarian, and I like hiking, cooking my favorite foods, and sometimes singing Bollywood songs.

Kazuhito (Kazu) Sato, M.D. Ph.D, Postdoc   I grew up in Tokyo, Japan. I obtained my MD/PhD from the University of Tokyo. I received training in colorectal cancer surgery and molecular biology. Lately, I’ve been interested in computational analyses. I also like Peter Martin’s music, playing catch, and jogging in Forest Park.

Kazuhito (Kazu) Sato, M.D. Ph.D, Postdoc

I grew up in Tokyo, Japan. I obtained my MD/PhD from the University of Tokyo. I received training in colorectal cancer surgery and molecular biology. Lately, I’ve been interested in computational analyses. I also like Peter Martin’s music, playing catch, and jogging in Forest Park.

Sohini Sengupta, Ph.D., Postdoc   I am from the cutest city of Virginia Beach, VA! I am a Biomedical Engineer by training and enjoy using programming to understand druggable and driver mutations in cancer. In addition to science, I love hanging with friends, exploring St. Louis, and eating at all the restaurants. I am trained in Indian classical dance and enjoy learning new dance forms, which currently include Argentine Tango and Zumba!

Sohini Sengupta, Ph.D., Postdoc

I am from the cutest city of Virginia Beach, VA! I am a Biomedical Engineer by training and enjoy using programming to understand druggable and driver mutations in cancer. In addition to science, I love hanging with friends, exploring St. Louis, and eating at all the restaurants. I am trained in Indian classical dance and enjoy learning new dance forms, which currently include Argentine Tango and Zumba!

Mamatha Serasanambati, Ph.D., Postdoc   I hail from Andhra Pradesh in south India. I received my Ph.D in Biochemistry from Sri Venkatewara University, India. In the past years, I worked on profiling single cell and cell communication using volatile organic compounds. Now, in collaboration with the Chen Lab, I am involved with the  in-vitro  and  in-vivo  cancer models using single cell approaches for cancer genomics. Outside of work, I like music, traveling, and reading books.

Mamatha Serasanambati, Ph.D., Postdoc

I hail from Andhra Pradesh in south India. I received my Ph.D in Biochemistry from Sri Venkatewara University, India. In the past years, I worked on profiling single cell and cell communication using volatile organic compounds. Now, in collaboration with the Chen Lab, I am involved with the in-vitro and in-vivo cancer models using single cell approaches for cancer genomics. Outside of work, I like music, traveling, and reading books.

Hua Sun, Ph.D., Postdoc   I grew up in Yanji, a northeast city of China. In the past years, I worked at developing molecular markers, NGS data analysis, comparative genomics, and genotype-phenotype association studies. Currently, I am interested in cancer genomics. Outside of work, I enjoy playing badminton, traveling, and fitness.

Hua Sun, Ph.D., Postdoc

I grew up in Yanji, a northeast city of China. In the past years, I worked at developing molecular markers, NGS data analysis, comparative genomics, and genotype-phenotype association studies. Currently, I am interested in cancer genomics. Outside of work, I enjoy playing badminton, traveling, and fitness.

Nadezhda Terekhanova, Ph.D., Postdoc   I grew up in Russia, where I obtained my PhD in mathematical biology and bioinformatics. Previously I was involved in projects on adaptation genomics and evolution of local mutation rate. I currently explore single cell sequencing approaches in cancer genomics.

Nadezhda Terekhanova, Ph.D., Postdoc

I grew up in Russia, where I obtained my PhD in mathematical biology and bioinformatics. Previously I was involved in projects on adaptation genomics and evolution of local mutation rate. I currently explore single cell sequencing approaches in cancer genomics.

Houxiang (Shawn) Zhu, Ph.D., Postdoc   I grew up in Penglai, a coastal city in northern China, which is famous for its mirages out at sea. I obtained my Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular, and Structural Biology from Miami University, Ohio. In the past years, I worked on optimal gRNA design of different CRISPR-Cas systems for DNA and RNA editing. Currently, I am interested in cancer genomics. Outside of work, I enjoy fitness and playing basketball.

Houxiang (Shawn) Zhu, Ph.D., Postdoc

I grew up in Penglai, a coastal city in northern China, which is famous for its mirages out at sea. I obtained my Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular, and Structural Biology from Miami University, Ohio. In the past years, I worked on optimal gRNA design of different CRISPR-Cas systems for DNA and RNA editing. Currently, I am interested in cancer genomics. Outside of work, I enjoy fitness and playing basketball.

 
 

Graduate Students

Wagma Caravan, Graduate Student   I was born and raised in Queens, NYC, and received my bachelors degree in Chemistry at Adelphi University. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, and listening to music.

Wagma Caravan, Graduate Student

I was born and raised in Queens, NYC, and received my bachelors degree in Chemistry at Adelphi University. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family, and listening to music.

Dan Cui, Graduate Student   I grew up in Mexico City surrounded by mountains and a couple of volcanoes. I enjoy napping, video games, and attempting to recreate home recipes in the kitchen, with often disastrous results.

Dan Cui, Graduate Student

I grew up in Mexico City surrounded by mountains and a couple of volcanoes. I enjoy napping, video games, and attempting to recreate home recipes in the kitchen, with often disastrous results.

Steven Foltz, Graduate Student   I am driven by an ethic of service to others and a desire to live a well-balanced life. I enjoy teaching, mentoring, and developing my computational skills to explore important questions in cancer proteo-genomics. I also enjoy reading books, looking at maps, staying current with the news, training for triathlons, and exploring national parks.

Steven Foltz, Graduate Student

I am driven by an ethic of service to others and a desire to live a well-balanced life. I enjoy teaching, mentoring, and developing my computational skills to explore important questions in cancer proteo-genomics. I also enjoy reading books, looking at maps, staying current with the news, training for triathlons, and exploring national parks.

Alla Karpova, Graduate Student   I grew up in Russia, where I also did my bachelor degree in Molecular Biology at Moscow State University. During the undergraduate years I received intense training in wet biology working on non-canonical functions of telomerase RNA. Now I study Biomedical Engineering at WashU, where my goal is to master computational tools to study cancer. When I’m not in the lab, I love playing with cats and traveling to new countries.

Alla Karpova, Graduate Student

I grew up in Russia, where I also did my bachelor degree in Molecular Biology at Moscow State University. During the undergraduate years I received intense training in wet biology working on non-canonical functions of telomerase RNA. Now I study Biomedical Engineering at WashU, where my goal is to master computational tools to study cancer. When I’m not in the lab, I love playing with cats and traveling to new countries.

Yize Li, Graduate Student   I grew up in Guangzhou, a southern city in China with warm weather, gorgeous views, and hospitable people. I now learn and work on cancer genomics research and cancer biology. Outside of the lab, I love various kinds of sports, especially basketball, badminton, and swimming. Besides that, I also enjoy hiking and reading.

Yize Li, Graduate Student

I grew up in Guangzhou, a southern city in China with warm weather, gorgeous views, and hospitable people. I now learn and work on cancer genomics research and cancer biology. Outside of the lab, I love various kinds of sports, especially basketball, badminton, and swimming. Besides that, I also enjoy hiking and reading.

Wen-Wei Liang, Graduate Student   I grew up in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, a lovely city with year-round sunshine and warm-hearted people. I was a pipette holder, and now I am a rookie programmer working on tackling noncoding variants in cancer. Outside of lab, I like to try anything new to me; currently that includes climbing and playing guitar.

Wen-Wei Liang, Graduate Student

I grew up in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, a lovely city with year-round sunshine and warm-hearted people. I was a pipette holder, and now I am a rookie programmer working on tackling noncoding variants in cancer. Outside of lab, I like to try anything new to me; currently that includes climbing and playing guitar.

Ruiyang Liu, Graduate Student   I am from Hangzhou, a lovely city known as dreamy paradise, in southeastern part of China. I used to do cancer research in wet labs. As a graduate student, I am currently investigating cellular components within the tumor microenvironment. Outside the lab, piano is my favorite. I am also fond of jogging and hiking.

Ruiyang Liu, Graduate Student

I am from Hangzhou, a lovely city known as dreamy paradise, in southeastern part of China. I used to do cancer research in wet labs. As a graduate student, I am currently investigating cellular components within the tumor microenvironment. Outside the lab, piano is my favorite. I am also fond of jogging and hiking.

Fernanda Martins Rodrigues, Graduate Student   I grew up in Pelotas, a lovely city in southern Brazil known for its history and delicious desserts. I studied Biotechnology at the University of Pelotas and Bioinformatics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At WashU, my goal is to use computational tools to better understand cancer genetics. In my spare time I enjoy hanging with friends, exploring the city and trying new bars and restaurants.

Fernanda Martins Rodrigues, Graduate Student

I grew up in Pelotas, a lovely city in southern Brazil known for its history and delicious desserts. I studied Biotechnology at the University of Pelotas and Bioinformatics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At WashU, my goal is to use computational tools to better understand cancer genetics. In my spare time I enjoy hanging with friends, exploring the city and trying new bars and restaurants.

Julia Wang, Graduate Student   I grew up in Cupertino, California, and attended UC Berkeley as a biochemistry major (go Bears!). Upon graduating, I worked for two years as a lab tech in the Genome Engineering and iPSC Center at WashU, then decided to continue my education in St. Louis. My rotation project aims to characterize how the post-translational modification of transcription factors are affected in cancer cells. Outside of lab, I enjoy reading true crime, painting, and spending time with my cat.

Julia Wang, Graduate Student

I grew up in Cupertino, California, and attended UC Berkeley as a biochemistry major (go Bears!). Upon graduating, I worked for two years as a lab tech in the Genome Engineering and iPSC Center at WashU, then decided to continue my education in St. Louis. My rotation project aims to characterize how the post-translational modification of transcription factors are affected in cancer cells. Outside of lab, I enjoy reading true crime, painting, and spending time with my cat.

Liang-Bo "BoBo" Wang   , Graduate Student   I'm a Pythonista from Taiwan working on cancer variant analysis. People used to call me Liang-Liang but here Bobo is my new name, which together form my full first name. I love programming and participate in many open source communities. Other than talking to computers, I take photos of natural scenes and enjoy the view with good books.

Liang-Bo "BoBo" Wang, Graduate Student

I'm a Pythonista from Taiwan working on cancer variant analysis. People used to call me Liang-Liang but here Bobo is my new name, which together form my full first name. I love programming and participate in many open source communities. Other than talking to computers, I take photos of natural scenes and enjoy the view with good books.

Yige Wu, Graduate Student   I come from Zhejiang, a place known as Land of Fish and Rice in eastern coastal China. I traveled north to Peking University to study biology for undergraduate degree. Now I'm working on pan-cancer proteomics, particularly kinase-substrate phosphorylation network. Outside of lab, I enjoy things friendly to mind-wandering, which include hiking, going to concerts and watching movies.

Yige Wu, Graduate Student

I come from Zhejiang, a place known as Land of Fish and Rice in eastern coastal China. I traveled north to Peking University to study biology for undergraduate degree. Now I'm working on pan-cancer proteomics, particularly kinase-substrate phosphorylation network. Outside of lab, I enjoy things friendly to mind-wandering, which include hiking, going to concerts and watching movies.

Simon Mo, Graduate Student   I am a Biomedical Engineering student born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. I am a biochemist by training but have developed an interest in bioinformatics in recent years. I moved from Durham in North Carolina to St. Louis last year and have been enjoying the wider selection of Asian gourmet food here in St. Louis. Outside of the lab, I enjoy good food, shows, movies, and lifting.

Simon Mo, Graduate Student

I am a Biomedical Engineering student born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. I am a biochemist by training but have developed an interest in bioinformatics in recent years. I moved from Durham in North Carolina to St. Louis last year and have been enjoying the wider selection of Asian gourmet food here in St. Louis. Outside of the lab, I enjoy good food, shows, movies, and lifting.

Lijun Yao, Graduate Student   I come from Taiyuan, a historical and lovely city in northern China. I studied Horticulture in my undergraduate program and then I completed my Master’s training at USC, where I developed my interest in cancer research by utilizing cutting-edge genomics approaches. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading historical books, singing or just chatting with my friends!

Lijun Yao, Graduate Student

I come from Taiyuan, a historical and lovely city in northern China. I studied Horticulture in my undergraduate program and then I completed my Master’s training at USC, where I developed my interest in cancer research by utilizing cutting-edge genomics approaches. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading historical books, singing or just chatting with my friends!

Chris Yoon, MSTP Student   I spent my youth in Seoul, Korea growing up as a kid who enjoyed playing soccer and loved life sciences. Over the years, I also developed interest in using computer science to solve biological enigmas. One such puzzle I'm trying to solve includes detecting and understanding complex genomic structural variations and its biological function in tumorigenesis.

Chris Yoon, MSTP Student

I spent my youth in Seoul, Korea growing up as a kid who enjoyed playing soccer and loved life sciences. Over the years, I also developed interest in using computer science to solve biological enigmas. One such puzzle I'm trying to solve includes detecting and understanding complex genomic structural variations and its biological function in tumorigenesis.

 
 

Undergraduate Students

Jessika Baral, Undergraduate Student   I'm from the Bay Area in California and I'm currently majoring in Biology and Computer Science. I enjoy combining both in my research as I use computational tools and algorithms to better understand the biology of our bodies and combat disease. Outside of lab, I love to dance Hip Hop, Classical, and Bhangra, and enjoy trying new food places in Saint Louis.

Jessika Baral, Undergraduate Student

I'm from the Bay Area in California and I'm currently majoring in Biology and Computer Science. I enjoy combining both in my research as I use computational tools and algorithms to better understand the biology of our bodies and combat disease. Outside of lab, I love to dance Hip Hop, Classical, and Bhangra, and enjoy trying new food places in Saint Louis.

Guanlan Dong, Undergraduate Student   Growing up in Beijing, China, I always enjoy trying new things. While majoring in math, bioinformatics is my favorite discovery. I like mathematical approaches to genetics problems, and appreciate how computer science can adopt such approaches in the most creative and efficient way. Outside of lab and school, I love food and my recent hobbies include yoga and squash.

Guanlan Dong, Undergraduate Student

Growing up in Beijing, China, I always enjoy trying new things. While majoring in math, bioinformatics is my favorite discovery. I like mathematical approaches to genetics problems, and appreciate how computer science can adopt such approaches in the most creative and efficient way. Outside of lab and school, I love food and my recent hobbies include yoga and squash.

Akshay Govindan, Summer Undergraduate Student   I am a St. Louis native starting my undergrad at WashU this fall. I am interested in studying biology, and hope to learn to combine computational and experimental tools to study the molecular origins of disease. Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing the violin, listening to varied genres of music, and learning about different languages and cultures of the world.

Akshay Govindan, Summer Undergraduate Student

I am a St. Louis native starting my undergrad at WashU this fall. I am interested in studying biology, and hope to learn to combine computational and experimental tools to study the molecular origins of disease. Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing the violin, listening to varied genres of music, and learning about different languages and cultures of the world.

Akhil Kondepudi, Summer Undergraduate Student   I grew up in St. Louis and am an incoming freshman to the University of Michigan. I plan on majoring in neuroscience and have a fascination for biology, math and machine learning. When not pursuing my academic interests, I enjoy browsing YouTube, gardening, taking long walks with my family, and playing basketball. I hope to play in the NBA one day, but if that does not work out, medicine’s a cool field.

Akhil Kondepudi, Summer Undergraduate Student

I grew up in St. Louis and am an incoming freshman to the University of Michigan. I plan on majoring in neuroscience and have a fascination for biology, math and machine learning. When not pursuing my academic interests, I enjoy browsing YouTube, gardening, taking long walks with my family, and playing basketball. I hope to play in the NBA one day, but if that does not work out, medicine’s a cool field.

Rachana Reddy, Undergraduate Student   I’m a Junior at WashU originally from the Chicagoland Area majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Biology. I am interested in solving healthcare problems by developing software tools to analyze biological data. My interests outside of academics include sustainability, food, fitness, and dance.

Rachana Reddy, Undergraduate Student

I’m a Junior at WashU originally from the Chicagoland Area majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Biology. I am interested in solving healthcare problems by developing software tools to analyze biological data. My interests outside of academics include sustainability, food, fitness, and dance.

Moses Schindler, Summer Undergraduate Student   I’m from St. Louis and will be starting as an undergrad at WashU in the fall. I intend on majoring in math and possibly physics and computer science. I am interested in the application of mathematical techniques in solving biological problems. Outside of the lab, I enjoy eating, sleeping, and playing with my dog. I can also put my foot behind my head.

Moses Schindler, Summer Undergraduate Student

I’m from St. Louis and will be starting as an undergrad at WashU in the fall. I intend on majoring in math and possibly physics and computer science. I am interested in the application of mathematical techniques in solving biological problems. Outside of the lab, I enjoy eating, sleeping, and playing with my dog. I can also put my foot behind my head.

Terrence Tsou, Undergraduate Student   I’m from Los Angeles, and my goal is to better understand the genetics of cancer, especially lung cancer. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and musicals, playing piano, and traveling. I like to be adventurous and challenge myself to do new activities such as fencing.

Terrence Tsou, Undergraduate Student

I’m from Los Angeles, and my goal is to better understand the genetics of cancer, especially lung cancer. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and musicals, playing piano, and traveling. I like to be adventurous and challenge myself to do new activities such as fencing.

 
 
 

Affiliated Faculty, STAFF, AND STUDENTS

Alumni

Ding Lab

Faculty, Staff & Postdocs

  • Qingsong Gao, Ph.D.

  • Kuan-lin Huang, Ph.D.

  • Cyriac Kandoth, Ph.D.

  • Dawn King, Ph.D.

  • Wen-Wei Liao

  • Jie Ning

  • Beifang Niu, Ph.D.

  • Clara Oh

  • Adam Scott, Ph.D.

  • Sunantha Sethuraman, Ph.D.

  • Jiayin Wang, Ph.D.

  • Amila Weerasinghe, Ph.D.

  • Kai Ye, Ph.D.

  • Venkata Yellapantula, Ph.D.

Graduate & Medical Students

  • Winston Anthony (rotation)

  • Matthew Bailey, Ph.D.

  • JooHee Choi (rotation)

  • Emily Coonrod (rotation)

  • Jennifer Flynn (rotation)

  • Arielle Homayouni (rotation)

  • Kuan-lin Huang, Ph.D.

  • Yang Li (rotation)

  • Di Liu (visiting Graduate Student)

  • Ju Heon Maeng (rotation)

  • Peter Ronning (rotation)

  • Sam Sun, M.D.

  • Xinxin Wang (rotation)

  • Naomi Wilson (rotation)

  • Wing Hing Wong (rotation)

  • Mingchao Xie, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Students

  • Prag Batra

  • Maheetha Bharadwaj

  • Jonathan Chen

  • Justin Chen

  • Erin DeNardo

  • Nathan Dollinger

  • Ani Gururaj

  • Malik Hadjri

  • Felix Hu

  • Mo Huang

  • Shrikar Iragavarapu

  • Caleb Ji

  • Sean Kelso

  • Monica Lim

  • Carolyn Lou

  • Edwin Qiu

  • Ryan Sachar

  • Weihua Wang

Medical genomics

  • Ken Chen, Ph.D.

  • Nathan Dees, Ph.D.

  • Xian Fan

  • Chris Harris

  • Xin Hong

  • Mark Johnson

  • Krishna Kanchi

  • Dan Koboldt

  • David Larson, Ph.D.

  • Ling Lin

  • Charles Lu, Ph.D.

  • Rick Meyer

  • Chris Miller, Ph.D.

  • John Osbourne

  • William Schierding

  • Heather Schmidt

  • Dong Shen, Ph.D.

  • Xiaoqi Shi

  • Yuzhu Tang, M.D.

  • Joelle Veizer

  • John Wallis, Ph.D.