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After completing my PhD in Computer Science at NYU with Bud Mishra, I obtained my PostDoctoral training in Computational Systems Biology at Columbia University Cancer Center under the mentorship of Andrea Califano (NSF Computing Innovation Fellowship) and Michael Shen (PCF Young Investigator Award).
At Rutgers, my laboratory develops computational algorithms to elucidate genomic and epigenomic mechanisms of cancer initiation, progression, and metastases with particular interests in prostate, breast, lung, skin, and blood cancers. Furthermore, we develop systems biology approaches to unveil mechanisms of drug resistance and identify therapeutic combinations to target pathways dysregulated in cancer.News
May 2017 My PhD student, Nusrat Epsi, has been awarded a Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Student Scholarship grant to attend a GHC of Women in Computing conference. Congratulations, Nusrat!
May 2017 Our lab received a Summer Student Intern Program grant, sponsored by the New Jersey Health Foundation and awarded by Rutgers SHP. My PhD student Nusrat Epsi was selected to execute this project. Congratulations, Nusrat!
May 2017 Editorial about our Cancer Discvery paper in Nature Review Urology. Article.
May 2017 Our Cancer Discovery paper is highlighted by the ScienceDaily! Link.
April 2017 Editorial about our paper in European Urology. Article.
April 22, 2017 We joined the March for Science in NYC! Facebook.
April 2017 Our European Urology paper is highlighted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation! Twitter.
April 2017 Our collaborative paper with Cory Abate-Shen's lab (Columbia University) "Transdifferentiation as a mechanism of treatment resistance in a mouse model of castration-resistant prostate cancer" has been accepted to Cancer Discovery. Congratulations, Sheida!
April 2017 My PhD student, Laura Harris, has been awarded a Center for Teaching Excellence faculty grant from Davenport to publish two of her PhD papers. Congratulations, Laura!
April 2017 We are in the news celebrating Sheida's achievements! Press release.
March 2017 Our collaborative paper with Cory Abate-Shen's lab (Columbia University) "Co-clinical analysis of a genetically-engineered mouse model and human prostate cancer reveals significance of NKX3.1 expression for response to 5a-reductase inhibition" has been accepted to European Urology. Congratulations, Sukanya!
March 2017 My PhD student, Sheida Hayati, has been awarded a New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from New Jersey Department of Health. Congratulations, Sheida!
January 2017 Our collaborative paper with Michael Shen's lab (Columbia University) "A computational systems approach identifies synergistic specification genes that facilitate lineage conversion to prostate tissue" has been accepted to Nature Communications.
January 2017 My PhD student, Sheida Hayati, has been selected for an NIH Summer Internship in Biomedical Research. She will spend this summer in Chris Hourigan's lab at NIH.
June 2016 Our collaborative paper with Cory Abate-Shen's lab (Columbia University) "Identification of an NKX3.1-G9a-UTY transcriptional regulatory network that controls prostate differentiation" has been published in Science , paper.
April 2016 Our lab has been awarded a Dean's Intramural Pilot grant from the Rutgers School of Health Professions!