Former Lab Members (alumni)
Starting with most recent departure..
Jonathan Kpaka (masters student) is pursuing his masters at University of Ghan with his primary advisor Anita Ghansah. He is examining circumsporozoite variation and the interplay with HLA.
Savannah Lewis (postbac intern) is helping out with developing amplicon panels while awaiting starting her PhD at Stanford. She completed an honors project in Biology examining Methods in Population-wide Surveillance of Anitmalarial Drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum.
Karyna Atha (Undergraduate student) is pursuing a degree in Immunobiology at Brown University. She hails from Mumbai, India and is fascinated by Global Health research. She is currently working on her thesis project, which focuses on the serologic differentiation of Type 1 and Type 2 EBV.
Ozkan Aydemir (Instructor) has been developing molecular inversion probe (MIP) technology within the lab and applying it to multiple Plasmodium sequencing projects as well as to human copy number variation in projects related to severe malaria and Type 1 diabetes. He is at the heart of both our wet-bench and computational approaches involving MIPs
OJ Watson (Postdoctoral fellow) recently joined after finishing his PhD in infectious disease modelling at Imperial College London. He works primarily on malaria, developing statistical models for analysing parasite genetic sequence data.
Nick Hathaway (MD-PhD Student) is focused on developing and applying novel bioinformatics for rapid analysis of variation in mixed and polyclonal infections. He has developed SeekDeep providing single base resolution clustering of amplicons and novel local assembly method PathWeaver to explore complex regions of the genome. He has graduated and is in forth year of medical school waiting for the match. Impressively, he is still finding time to pursue research within the lab and with other collaborators.