Lab members:

Michael W. Craige is a CRA/CCC/NSF-funded Postdoctoral Computing Innovation Fellow in the Biomedical and Health Informatics Department at Rutgers SHP. Michael earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Rutgers SHP, an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master's in Health Services and Policy, and a BS in Biomedical Informatics (Cum Laude) from DeVry University. His research focuses on understanding, developing, and clinically adopting computational algorithms to elucidate prostate cancer progression and treatment response. Outside of the lab, as the CiDrep SickKids Foundation's Founder and Director, Michael leads the organization's mission to provide funds for sick children who have exhausted insurance and other financial resources.
Michael W. Craige
Post-Doctoral Fellow


Mohamed Ahmed is a PostDoctoral Research Scientist in Biomedical and Health Informatics at Rutgers SHP. Mohamed earned a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Rutgers SHP, MS in Computer Science, and BS in Computer Engineering from Gezira University, Sudan. His research focuses on utilizing computational biology and biomedical informatics algorithms to solve cutting-edge problems in predictive modeling of treatment response in prostate cancer and acute myeloid leukemia. Before joining the lab, Mohamed worked as an Application Scientist at O2M Technologies in Chicago, specialized in oxygen imaging for efficient cancer and regenerative medicine therapies.
Mohamed Ahmed
Post-Doctoral Scientist


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. Prior to joining Rutgers, Sukanya obtained her M.S in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Her PhD interests are focused on developing novel computational approaches that integrate network inference, statistical modeling, and machine learning to identify mechanism-centric markers of treatment response, 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


Indrani is a Doctoral student in Health Informatics at Rutgers SHP. She holds a MS in bioinformatics from Eastern Michigan University and BS in biological science (major in zoology) from Calcutta University. Indrani currently works as a bioinformatician at Henry Ford Health System. She is interested in investigating cross-talk between genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and epigenomics mechanisms in cancer, with focus on Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Indrani Datta
Doctoral student


Keith is a Doctoral student in the Health Informatics program at Rutgers SHP. He holds an MS in Data Science from the City University of New York and a BS in Mathematics from Villanova University. Keith has over twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry where his work involves progressing the use of predictive analytics and data mining within different areas of the industry for better patient-provider outcomes. Keith is interested in further exploring applications of predictive analytics and machine learning within oncology and hematologic malignancies.
Keith Folsom
Doctoral student


Mehdi is a graduate student in the department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Rutgers SHP. He holds a BS in biochemistry from UC Berkeley, and currently is the manager of the Cancer Avatar Program, a translational research initiative to develop personalized therapeutic options for patients with aggressive cancers. Mehdi's research interests in Mintrofanova's lab are in the role of alternative splicing in therapeutic response of solid tumors and biomarker discovery. Outside of work and study, Mehdi spends his time with his wife and two kids.
Mehdi Nostrati
Graduate 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


Vamshi Saggurthhi is an MS student in Computer Science at Rutgers SAS. Vamshi is working on R library implementations and Next Generation Sequencing analysis pipelines.
VAMSHI SAGGURTHI
MS student


Former lab members:

High school students:
Giselle Jean-Marie
Giselle joined our lab during Summer 2022 and will continue with us during Summer 2023, as a part of Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) program
Current position: High school student

Jada Squires
Jada joined our lab during Summer 2021 and Summer 2022, as a part of Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) program
Current position: Undergrad student at Case Western Reserve university. Congratulations, Jada!

Cassandra Chu
Cassie worked in the lab in 2020-2021 and published a review paper with us!
Current position: Undergrad student at Rutgers, New Brunswick. Congratulations, Cassie!


MS students:
Karthik Govindappa
MS student in Computer Science at Rutgers SAS (worked in our lab Winter-Spring 2021)
Current position: Software Engineer, Wiser Solutions

Devarsh Shah
MS student in Computer Science at Rutgers SAS (worked in our lab Summer 2021-Summer 2022)
Current position: will be on a job market soon!

Sumit Karla
MS student in Computer Science at Rutgers SAS (worked in our lab Winter-Spring 2022)
Current position: will be on a job market soon!

Amey Pimple
MS student in Computer Science at Rutgers SAS (worked in our lab Winter-Spring 2022)
Current position: will be on a job market soon!



PhD students:
Daniel Martingano
PhD in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP: April 14 2022
Current position: OB/GYN, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital

Zach Bohannan
PhD in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP: December 15 2021
Current position: Scientist, Guardant Health

Ahmed Mahmoud
PhD in Biomedical Informatics at Rutgers SHP: April 9 2021
Current position: Director of Bioinformatics, ImmuneID

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


Rotation PhD students:
Harmony Patel
Summer 2022 Intern

Nicole Campbell
Biomedical Sciences PhD rotation, Spring 2022


PostDocs:
Christia Yu
PostDoctoral Research Scientist
Current position: Scientist (Translational Data Science), Genmab