Alums

These former members of the Greene lab have moved to new positions outside the lab. We are grateful to everyone who has been part of our efforts, and we wish them all well on their future endeavors!

Jaclyn Taroni (Postdoc Alum)

Jaclyn joined the Greene Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher in May 2016. She is currently interested in integrating large amounts of publicly available data and utilizing unsupervised machine learning to answer big outstanding in the fields of rheumatology, autoimmunity, and in rare diseases in particular. She works in close collaboration with clinicians and biologists who are experts in these disorders and she is currently appointed to Penn Rheumatology’s T32. Before coming to Penn, Jaclyn received her PhD from the Molecular and Cellular Biology program at Dartmouth where she studied the rare autoimmune disease systemic sclerosis with Michael Whitfield and where she was awarded the John H. Copenhaver, Jr. and William H. Thomas, MD 1952 Fellowship. [EmailWebsite]

 

Jie Tan, PhD (PHD Student Alum)

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Jie was a Ph.D. student in Dartmouth's Molecular and Cellular Biology program. She is originally from Qingdao, China and graduated from Zhejiang University with a B.A in Biotechnology in 2012. She joined the Integrative Genomics Lab in the summer of 2013. She has published papers on the analysis of time-series data for functional network constructionrule compaction for learning classifier systems, and unsupervised feature construction methods for genomic data. Jie has also been awarded a Neukom Graduate Fellowship. She is currently a data scientist at Kaleido Biosciences in Cambridge, MA. [E-mail]

 

Brett Beaulieu-Jones

Brett graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science from Boston College. After graduation he worked as a technology consultant doing information management and data science at large financial institutions. He co-founded Wymsee, an entertainment technology company in 2012. He is a Ph.D. student in Penn's Genomics and Computational Biology program. He is a member of both the Greene and Moore labs. His research centers on using deep learning-based methods to more precisely define phenotypes from large-scale data repositories, e.g. those contained in clinical records.

 

Amy Campbell (Analyst Alum)

Amy was an awesome analyst who worked for us for a year between graduation and starting a PhD program. She owes me more of a bio, but I can summarize her current position by saying that she's a PhD student in the GCB program at Penn!

 

Kathy Chen (Undergrad ALum)

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Kathy is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania studying Biochemistry and Computer Science. She joined the Greene lab to learn more about the intersection of her two majors. Kathy's project involved the identification of pathway-pathway relationships from genomic "big data" using patterns extracted by deep learning techniques. She was a co-author on a manuscript in Cell Systems describing the eADAGE method and the primary author of a manuscript describing the PathCORE software that she developed. Currently, she is a data scientist at the Simons Foundation. She plans to continue developing and applying computational algorithms to address key challenges in the life sciences.

 

Timothy Chang (Undergrad ALum)

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Timothy was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania who studied Biochemistry, Finance, and Operations and Information Management. He found the Greene Lab through the intersection of his majors and interests: biological systems, information systems, and computer science. Timothy worked on integrating genomic data and computational methods towards strengthening our understanding on cancer and other diseases.

 

Roshan Ravishankar (Undergrad ALum)

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Roshan is a senior in the Life Sciences and Management program at Penn studying mathematical biology and statistics. He is especially interested in studying the interactions between biology, mathematics, statistics, and other related areas. His project involved building an ADAGE model to analyze gene expression in kidney biopsies. 

 

IRENE SONG (Undergrad Alum)

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Irene is a Biomedical Engineering major and Statistics minor at Dartmouth College. As a member of the Greene lab, she performed a network-based analysis of genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease endophenotypes. Her long-term goal is to apply her STEM background to improving people’s health and well-being.

 

MULIN XIONG (Undergrad ALum)

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Mulin was a Biology major and AMES minor on the premed track at Dartmouth College. Mulin's senior project sat at the intersection of computational and wet-bench techniques, which she used to study Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This opportunistic human pathogen readily forms biofilms and is difficult to treat. In the Greene lab, Mulin developed and applied new computational approaches to analyze the antibiotic response of Pseduomonas aeruginosa, and, in the Hogan lab, she measured this response to test her computational approach. Mulin is currently working in clinical research lab in Rochester, New York. In this lab she is focused on bringing specialized care to patients with movement disorders (such as Parkinson's and Huntington's) using telemedicine.