People

Current:

Yuval Itan (Principal Investigator)
Affiliations: The Charles Bronfman Institute of Personalized Medicine and Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
Academic background: human genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics.
Scientific goals: understanding the genomics underlying human disease. Automating the identification of disease-causing mutations and genes in human genomes.
Personal interests: mixed martial arts, traveling, science fiction.
Email: yuval.itan@mssm.edu



Cigdem Sevim Bayrak (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Affiliations: The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
Academic background: mathematics and computer science, computational biology.
Scientific goals: applying and developing computational methods to better understand human disease-causing genes and mutations.
Personal interests: puzzles, cooking.
Email: cigdem.sevimbayrak@mssm.edu




Yiming Wu (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Affiliations: The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
Academic background: analytical chemistry.
Scientific goals: integrating machine learning, proteomics and genome data to analyze variants/individuals from gnome wide association analysis and case/controls studies.
Personal interests: soccer, watching movies, cooking, reading.
Email: yiming.wu@mssm.edu


Margaret Linan (Computational Research Scientist, with Ruth Loos and Steve Ellis)
Affiliations: The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
Academic background: computational biology and clinical informatics.
Scientific goals: developing complex multi-omics bioinformatics algorithms, network methods, biomedical web applications, and artificial intelligence algorithms.
Personal interests: traveling, photography and cooking.
Email: margaret.linan@mssm.edu



Peng Zhang (Postdoctoral Fellow, with Jean-Laurent Casanova)
Affiliations: The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA.
Academic background: computational biology
Scientific goals: developing tools and methods that integrates omics data (genetics, genomics, proteomics, therapeutics, interactome, and disasome) with computational approaches to advance the fields for disease-causing gene/mutation prioritization, deleterious variant prediction, and more.
Personal interests: soccer, traveling, photography.
Email: pzhang@mail.rockefeller.edu


Student, MS in Genetic Counseling, Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC

Kelsie Bogyo (MSc student)
Affiliations: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
Academic background: genetic counseling and pharmacology.
Scientific goals: clinical validity of computational approaches, studying gain and loss of function due to mutations.
Personal interests: traveling, hiking, and cooking
Email: kelsie.bogyo@icahn.mssm.edu



Alumni:

Aayushee Jain (Bioinformatician)
Email: aayusheejain90@gmail.com

Denisa Duma (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Email: denisa.duma@mssm.edu

Lora Liharska (PhD rotation student)
Email: lora.liharska@icahn.mssm.edu