Michael W. Craige is a CRA/CCC/NSF-funded Post-Doctoral Computing Innovation Fellow 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
|Mainak is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Biomedical and Health Informatics at Rutgers SHP.
Mainak earned his PhD in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison,
where he worked on experimental and computational techniques to understand the Translation process using super-resolution microscopy.
Then he did a postdoc at Columbia University, where he studied the underlying mechanisms of the DNA repair process
and its implication in various cancers. Currently, his interests are focused on developing novel computational approaches
to identify mechanism-centric markers of treatment response in prostate cancer using machine learning.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
|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
|Uran is a PhD Candidate in the Joint PhD program in Biomedical Engineering at
Rutgers School of Graduate Studies. Uran has a BS in Physics and MS in Bioinformatics from MIPT.
He has experience working in a bank as a data scientist. Uran's research interests are in bioinformatics, data science and machine learning
in the biomedical field, including network-based and machine learning approaches.
Outside of work, he swims, plays chess, and competes in CS competitions.
|Yingci is a PhD student within the program in Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers School of Graduate Studies and NJMS.
She also holds an appointment within Rutgers School of Dental Medicine as an oral pathologist and is focused on advancing
discoveries for head and neck cancer. She is especially interested in using machine learning for diagnostic imaging
and applying computational approaches to better stratify patients for cancer treatment.
| 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.
| Farnaz is a Doctoral student in Health Informatics at Rutgers SHP.
She holds two B.Sc., one in Optometry from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences and one in Computer-Software Engineering from Azad University
Center Branch of Tehran. She earned her M.S. in Biomedical Informatics from SHP. Farnaz's research interests are in
the role of Long Non-Coding RNAs splicing in the therapeutic response in cancer. Farnaz loves life with all its ups and downs.
| Shipra is a Doctoral student in Health Informatics at Rutgers SHP.
She holds a MS in Biotechnology (minor Bioinformatics) from University of Houston Clearlake, Texas and a Bachelor's in Technology
in Bioinformatics from Dr. D. Y. Patil University, India. S
he has worked previously as a Scientist conducting next-generation sequencing experiments and subsequent analysis of
computational data. She has a passion for exploring advancements in next-generation sequencing technology
as well as exploring new approaches to data analysis within the molecular biology domain.
Her scientific interests are genomics, computational biology and the intersection of technology and life sciences.
She is interested in understanding the regulatory mechanism of Long Non-Coding RNA in progression of prostate cancer.
Shipra Vinod Gupta
| Chia-Yu Theresa Kung is a Doctoral student in the Health Informatics program at Rutgers SHP.
She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and M.A. in Biotechnology from Columbia University.
Currently, she is working as a Scientist, Team Lead at Admera Health. She is experienced in designing and performing various Next
Generation Sequencing experiments and is specialized in single cell sequencing. Her research interests are in a
pplying machine learning and single cell techniques in the biomedical field.
Chia-Yu Theresa Kung
| 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.
|Obinna is an MS student in the Health Informatics Program at Rutgers SHP. He is a visionary medical doctor with strong innovative and
clinical skills. He has special interest in Preventive Medicine and Translational medicine.
He is an advocate for Digital Health, AI, Health Innovation and Improved patient care.
|Jay Patil is pursuing his MS in Computer Science at Rutgers SAS.
Before joining Rutgers, Jay worked as a Full Stack developer at Veritas.
His interests lie in applying theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.
His previous works include designing a 'Blind Aid System,'
which would help visually impaired people recognize nearby objects.
Jay is also an ardent follower of soccer.
|Pavan is pursuing his MS in Computer Science at Rutgers SAS.
Before joining Rutgers, Pavan worked as a Backend developer at Sharechat and NCR Corporation where he was building highly
scalable systems and maintaining them. His previous works include designing a Notification backend
systems framework to do A/B Testing on notifications which can scale up sending 8 billion notifications a day.
Beyond his technical pursuits, Pavan is driven by the intersection of technology and humanity, seeking to leverage upcoming tech
advancements for the betterment of society. Additionally, his profound enthusiasm for Robotics has led him
to create multiple functional robots, reflecting his diverse interests and skills.
|Cassandra Chu is an undergraduate student at Rutgers SAS.
She is 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.
| Cassie Chu
|Abdur-Rahman is a high school senior at Woodbridge High School.
He joined our Lab this past summer as part of the Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science Program.
At school he's the President of Black Student Union, runs track, and tutors students in math.
He hopes to pursue a career in oncology and computational biology research, working to promote health and research equity.
| Abdur-Rahman Oladoja
High school student