Welcome to our Computational Genomics Laboratory! I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Computational Biology Department (with an Affiliated Faculty appointment in the Machine Learning Department) within the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Our group started at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2009 and we moved to Carnegie Mellon in January 2016. I have been fortunate to receive a few awards, including, among others, being named "Tomorrow's PI" by Genome Technology (2011), a National Science Foundation CAREER award (2011), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2020).
Our main focus is to develop algorithms to better understand the organization and function of the human genome and the molecular mechanisms of human disease. We also work on methods for integrating biomedical data from multiple modalities. Recent interests include nuclear genome organization, comparative genomics, complex molecular interactions, cancer genomics, and single cell biology. Our lab is currently leading a UM1 Center in the Phase 2 of NIH 4D Nucleome [CMU News].