Lab members:

Christina Yu is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at Rutgers SHP. She received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from The Ohio State University, where she focused on translational bioinformatics research in multiple myeloma. Christina’s research interests include network mining and integrative analyses for identifying genes of interest for precision therapy in cancer. Outside of the lab, Christina enjoys playing badminton and practicing kendo.
Christina Yu
PostDoctoral Researcher


Sukanya is an NJCCR Pre-Doctoral Fellow, PhD student in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP, and a receipient of the Gallo Award for Scientific Excellence in Cancer Research from CINJ. She holds M.S in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. During her Master's thesis, she developed a strong interest in computational analysis, algorithms, and data mining applicable to Health Informatics. Her PhD interests are focused on computational approaches to understand a complex interplay between epigenomic and genomic mechanisms that govern drug response and resistance, with particular interests in prostate cancer.
Sukanya Panja
PhD student


Mayra Tuiche is a PhD Candidate in the Multidisciplinary PhD program in Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers School of Graduate Studies. She holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Sao Paulo and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida. Her experience ranges from pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemistry, and natural products chemistry, to targeted cancer therapies using phage display. Her interests are in mechanisms behind drug response and resistance in cancer. Mayra also does strategic consulting work for a global life science investment banking and strategic advisory firm. Outside of work, Mayra has two cats and loves to travel.
Mayra Vendramini Tuiche
PhD student


Zach Bohannan is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP. He received his M.S. in Molecular Biology (Immunology) from UC Berkeley and holds B.S. degrees in Genetics and Molecular Nutrition from Texas A&M University. Zach is currently a Scientist at Guardant Health. His research is focused on understanding the effects of genomic alterations on treatment response in hematologic malignancies.
Zach Bohannan
PhD student


Daniel Martingano is a PhD candidate in Clinical Informatics at Rutgers SHP. Daniel holds a medical degree as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University/ Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently an Obstetrician-Gynecologist at St. John's Episcopal Hospital-South Shore. Daniel’s research interests at Rutgers include therapeutic response and resistance in gynecology.
Daniel Martingano
PhD student


Anantha Ramakrishnan Srinivasan is PhD student in Biomedical and Health Informatics at Rutgers SHP, under Dr. Srinivasan's mentorship. Currently, Anantha is a Senior Enterprise Data Architect of the Healthcare Industry Unit at TCS with experience in data management, data architecture, data warehousing, solution and system integration. In our lab, he is developing and optimizing computational pipelines for DNA-sequencing data.
Anantha Ramakrishnan Srinivasan
PhD student


Anitha Ramakrishnan is an MS student in Biomedical and Health Informatics at Rutgers SHP. Currently, Anitha is a Statistical Programmer Analyst at Genentech (Roche) in San Francisco and has experience in the field of data analysis and data management. Anitha's research interests include immunotherapy for solid tumors. Outside of work, Anitha loves to travel and spend time with cats.
Anitha Ramakrishnan
MS student


Devarsh Shah is an MS student in the department of Computer Science at Rutgers SAS, specializing in massive Data Analytics. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the LJ Institute of Technology, India, graduating at the top of his class and university with a statewide rank of number 9. At Mitrofanova's lab, Dev is developing a framework for Big Data sharing and visualization and next generation sequencing data analysis. He also works as a full stack developer in Imieliński's lab. Dev's main interests are in Machine Learning, Database Management, Algorithms, Blockchain and Data Mining.
Devarsh Shah
MS student


Cassandra Chu is an honors student at Fort Lee High School in New Jersey. She was accepted into the selective Honors Science Research Program at her high school, and is now under the mentorship of Dr. Antonina Mitrofanova to aid her in her own research journey. She wants to continue exploring the research process to create a sound foundation for her future career in the medical sciences. Cassandra’s future plans are to enroll in medical school, and eventually becoming a dermatologist to improve the lives of patients living with skin cancer.
Cassandra Chu
High school student


Former lab members:
PhD students:

Ahmed Mahmoud
PhD in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP: April 9 2021
Current position: Bioinformatics Head in Translational Data Science, Genmab

Sarra Rahem
PhD in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP: July 15 2020
Current position: Data Scientist, NYC Health + Hospitals

Nusrat Epsi
PhD in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP: June 18 2020
Current position: PostDoctoral Fellow, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for Military Medicine

Laura Harris
PhD in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP: April 14 2020
co-advised with Dr. Masayuki Shibata
Current position: Director Of Training at Michigan State University

MS students:

Karthik Govindappa
MS student in Computer Science at Rutgers SAS (worked in our lab Winter-Spring 2021)
Current position: On the job markert!