Faculty members

Prof. Giri Narasimhan
Principal investigator
Bioinformatics & Algorithms

Prof. Trevor Cickovski
Ph.D. in Computer Science
Software Engineering

Current graduate students

Arpit Mehta
Graduate Student
Computer Science

Daniel Ruiz Perez
Graduate Student
Computer Science

Camilo Valdes
Graduate Student
Comparative Genomics

Giuseppe Vietri
Graduate Student
Computer Sciences

Andrius Bubelis
Graduate Student
(On Leave)
General Bioinformatics

Undergraduates, Visitors, Collaborators, and Volunteers

Jeehyun (Jina) Park
Graduate Student
College of Education

Victoria (Vicky) Suarez-Ulloa
Graduate Student

Joaquin Zabalo
Postdoctoral Collaborator

Bhavyta Chauhan
Undergraduate Student
Computer Sciences

Astrid Manuel
Undergraduate Student

Wendy Aleman Martinez
Undergraduate Student
Computer Sciences

Alexander Jimenez
Undergraduate Student
Computer Sciences


Melita Jaric

Melita Jaric (Posthumous Ph.D., 2013)
In Memoriam
Melita Jaric passed away on March 11, 2013.
A bright, promising life was snuffed out in a careless hit-and-run accident.
For more details, click here

Medhini Narasimhan (Summer Research Visitor, 2016). Machine Learning

Juan Daniel Riveros (M.S. 2015). Network Analytics. 1st Employment: Ultimate Software

Muhil Prabakar (Research Volunteer, 2015). Biomedical Sciences. Now at: Boston University

Mario Consuegra (M.S. 2014). Algorithms. 1st Employment: Google Inc.

Mitch (Misael) Fernandez (B.S. 2013). Metagenomics. Now at: U Michigan

Deborah Plana (H.S. 2013). High School Volunteer, Bioinformatics. Now at: MIT

Xing Yang (M.S. 2011). General Bioinformatics

Daniel Medvin (M.S. 2011). Comparative Genomics

Vanessa Aguiar-Pulido (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-16). 1st Employment: NYU

Gisela Gonzalez (B.S. 2010). Metagenomics

Roxana Ordonez (B.S., 2008). Comparative Genomics

Tom Milledge (M.S., 2008). Structure Pattern Discovery. Now at: Duke University

Chengyong Yang (Ph.D., 2006). Data Mining & Microarray Analysis. 1st Employment: Applied BioSystems, Inc.

Gaolin Zheng (Ph.D., 2006). Microarray Analysis. 1st Employment: North Carolina Central University

Patricia Buendia (Ph.D., 2006). Phylogenetics. 1st Employment: InfoTech Inc.


Kalai Mathee, Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Jose M. Eirin-Lopez, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Michael Campos, College of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Matthias A. Salathe, College of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Timothy Collins

Segun George, Professor of Statistics, Mathematical Sciences Department, The University of Memphis, TN

Martin Handfield, Center for Molecular Microbiology and Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Sawsan Khuri, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

David Kuhn, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Stephen Lory, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

DeEtta Mills

Soren Molin, Professor, Molecular Microbial Ecology Group, Danish Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Saumyadipta Pyne

V. Renugopalakrishnan, BioFold Inc.

Isidore Rigoutsos, Manager, Bioinformatics and Pattern Discovery Group, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, NY

Sanjeev Samant, Radiation Oncology, St. Jude Cancer Research Hospital

Lisa Schneper

Tom Sutter, Professor and Feinstone Chair of Excellence, Molecular Microbiology and Cell Sciences, The University of Memphis, TN

Deborah Yoder-Himes