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Raquel received her B.S. in Psychology and Zoology from the University of Florida in 2006, and her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the University of Michigan in 2011. She completed a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Berkeley in 2013, joined the faculty in the Department of Biology at Penn State in 2014, and the faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at FAU in 2019. Her major research interests lie in developing novel methods for elucidating connections between genotype and phenotype.

Contact: rassis@fau.edu

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Mahsa Alemrajabi Firouzabad, Ph.D. Student in Physics

Mahsa received her B.S. in Physics from Isfahan University of Technology in 2014, joined the Tichy and Zhu groups in Fall 2018, and began working on a project in the Assis group in Summer 2021. Her research focuses on assaying selective forces acting on SARS-CoV-2 from genomic data.

Contact: malemrajabif2017@fau.edu


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David Laloum, Postdoctoral Researcher

David received his M.D. from Université Claude-Bernard Lyon 1 in 2014 and his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from University of Lausanne in 2020. He will be joining the Assis group in Spring 2022!

Contact: laloumdav@gmail.com

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Antara Anika Piya, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science

Antara Anika received her B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology in 2014, and joined the Assis group in Fall 2021. Her research focuses on designing machine learning tools for predicting evolutionary outcomes of gene movements from transcriptomic data.

Contact: apiya2021@fau.edu




Alumni

John Davidian, M.S. Student in Artificial Intelligence, FAU (May 2021 - February 2022)
Current position: M.S. student in Artificial Intelligence, FAU

Saheed Oseni, Ph.D. Student in Integrative Biology, FAU (January - July 2021)
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mofitt Cancer Center

Srabanti Datta, Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering, FAU (January - May 2021)
Current position: Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering, FAU

Ksenia Macias Calix, M.S. Student in Bioengineering, FAU (January - May 2021)
Current position: M.S. Student in Bioengineering, FAU

Xueyuan Jiang, Ph.D. Student in MCIBS, Penn State (January 2016 - December 2019)
Current position: Senior Scientist of Computational Biology at Merck

Balaji Kumar, Ph.D. Student in Biology, Penn State (August 2016 - August 2019)
Current position: Ph.D. Student in Biology (Toews Lab), Penn State

Juan Cerda, Ph.D. Student (rotation) in Bioinformatics and Genomics, Penn State (August - November 2017)
Current position: Ph.D. Student in Bioinformatics and Genomics, Penn State

Brent Perry, Undergraduate Researcher, Penn State (August 2014 - May 2017)
Current postion: M.D. Student at Thomas Jefferson University

Jacob Heldenbrand, M.S. Student in MCIBS, Penn State (January 2015 - July 2016)
Current position: Software Engineer at ClosedLoop.ai

Soufieh Hakimzadeh, Undergraduate Researcher, Penn State (January 2015 - August 2016)
Current position: Technical Product Manager at Oscar Health

Janne Olson, Undergraduate Researcher, Penn State (January - August 2015)

Will Rosenow, Undergraduate Researcher, Penn State (August - November 2014)
Current position: Biostatistician/Bioinformatician at the University of Virginia

Nabeel Ahmed, Ph.D. Student (rotation) in Bioinformatics and Genomics, Penn State (April - June 2014)
Current position: Computational Biologist at Resolution Bioscience