CBB Alumni

Chaitanya Acharya

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2016
Faculty Mentor:  Andrew Allen, PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Efficient analysis of complex, multi-modal genomic data

Jason Belsky 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2015
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentors:  David MacAlpine, PhD, Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Dissertation: Genome-wide foot printing uncovers epigenetic regulatory paradigms by revealing the chromatin occupancy landscape

Rotem Ben-Shachar 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2016
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentors:  Katia Koelle, PhD, Department of Biology at Emory University
Dissertation:  Drivers of dengue within-host dynamics and virulence evolution

Ashlee Benjamin 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2013
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentors:  Greg Wray PhD, Department of Biology (co-advisor) Joseph E. Lucas PhD (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Computational Processing of Omics Data: Implications for Analysis

Brian Bennett 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2012
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Sayan Mukherjee PhD, Departments of Statistical Science
Dissertation: Integrative Genomic Modeling of Complex Traits Using Pathway Analysis

Alan Boyle 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2009
Faculty Mentor: Terry Furey, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Studies on Human Chromatin Using High-Throughput DNase Sequencing

Merve Cakir 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2018
Faculty Mentor: Kris Wood, PhD, Duke University, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Dissertation: Graph-based Approaches for Cancer Genomics with Applications to Cancer Signaling and Dependencies

Xianrui Cheng 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2012
Faculty Mentors: Josh Socolar PhD, Department of Physics (co-advisor) Dave McClay PhD,Department of Biology (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Mechanistic modeling and experiments on cell fate specification in the sea urchin embryo

David Crosslin 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2009
Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Hauser, PhD, Department of Medicine, Medical Genomics
Dissertation: Characterization of Gene Interaction and Assessment of LD Matrix Measures for the Analysis of Biological Pathway Association

Anastasia Deckared 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2014
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentors: John Harer, PhD, Department of Mathematics; Steve Haase, PhD, Department of Biology
Dissertation: Constructing Mathematical Models of Gene Regulatory Networks for the Yeast Cell Cycle and Other Periodic Processes

Peng Dong 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2015
Faculty Mentors: Bernard Mathey-Prevot, PhD, Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology; Lingchong You, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dissertation: Explore Rb/E2F Activation Dynamics to Define the Control Logic of Cell Cycle Entry in Single Cells

Matthew Eaton 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2011
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: David M. MacAlpine, PhD, Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Dissertation: Chromatin determinants of the eukaryotic DNA replication program

Elena Edelman 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2008
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Sayan Mukherjee, PhD, Department of Statistical Science
Dissertation: Modeling Cancer Progression on the Pathway Level

Kai Fan 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, January 2018
Faculty Mentor: Katherine Heller, PhD, Duke University, Department of Statistical Science
Dissertation: Deep Generative Models and Biological Applications

Jacob Frelinger 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2013
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Cliburn Chan Ph.D., Duke University, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Dissertation:  Computational Methods for Comparative Analysis of Rare Cell Subsets in Flow Cytometry

Diana Fusco 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2014
Faculty Mentor: Patrick Charbonneau PhD, Department of Chemistry
Dissertation: Protein Crystallization: Soft Matter and Chemical Physics Perspectives

Stoyan Georgiev 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2011
Faculty Mentors: Uwe Ohler PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics (co-advisor); Sayan Mukherjee PhD, Department of Statistical Science (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Computational Methods for Functional Motif Identification and Approximate Dimension Reduction in Genomic Data

Debraj Ghose 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2021
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Lew, PhD,  Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Dissertation: Experimentally informed bottom-up model of yeast polarity suggests how single cells respond to chemical gradients

Mariana Gomez-Schiavon 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2016
Faculty Mentor:  Nicolas Buchler PhD, Department of Biology
Dissertation: Stochastic Dynamics and Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression: From Stimulus Response to Evolutionary Adaptation

Justin Guinney 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2009
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentors: Sayan Mukherjee, PhD, Department of Statistical Science, (co-advisor); Philip Febbo MD, Department of Medicine (co-advisor)
Dissertation: The Geometry of Cancer

Ayan Baruch Gussow

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2016
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: David Goldstein, PhD, Columbia University and Duke University
Dissertation: Population Genetic Annotation of the Human Genome:  Identifying Pathogenic Mutations

Lanie Happ

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2021
T32 Funded 5T32-GM071340
Faculty: Sandeep Dave, MD, Professor of Medicine
Dissertation: Integrating genomic and biological understandings of disease to improve patient outcome in mature B cell lymphoma

Jeff Headd 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2009
Faculty Mentors: David Richardson, PhD, Department of Biochemistry (co-advisor); Jane Richardson, PhD, Department of Biochemistry (co-advisor)
Dissertation: "Analysis and Error Correction in Structures of Macromolecular Interiors and Interfaces"

Luke Hayden

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2022
Faculty Mentor: Stefano Di Talia, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Dissertation: Long-range Coordination of Biochemical Signals in Drosophila Embryogenesis and Zebrafish Scale Regeneration

Graham Holt

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2022
Faculty Mentor: Bruce Donald, PhD, Department of Computer Science
Dissertation: Ensemble-based Computational Protein Design: Algorithms and Applications

Swati Jain 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2015
Faculty Mentors: Jane Richardson, PhD, Department of Biochemistry; Bruce Donald, PhD, Department of Computer Science
Dissertation: RNA 3D Structure Analysis and Validation and Design Algorithms for Proteins and RNA

Yu Jiang 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2015
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Allen, PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Statistical Methods of Disease-Gene Mapping in Trio-based Next Generation Sequencing

Nicole Johnson 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2010
Faculty Mentor: Lindsay Cowell PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Using Genome-wide Approaches to Characterize the Relationship bBetween Genomic Variation and Disease: A case study in Oligoodendroglioma and Staphylococcus aureus

Young-Sook Kim

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2022
Faculty Mentor: Tim Reddy, PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Developing Quantitative Models in Analyzing High-throughput Sequencing Data

Curtis Layton 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2010
Faculty Mentor: Homme Hellinga, PhD, Department of Biochemistry
Dissertation: Protein-Protein Interactions: A Hotspot-Centric View

Jessica Leete 

Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Anita Layton, Department of Mathematics
Dissertation: Sex-specific Computational Models of Blood Pressure Regulation

Parawee Lekprasert 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2012
Faculty Mentor: Uwe Ohler PhD, Departments of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: MicroRNA Target Prediction via Duplex Formation Features and Direct Binding Evidence

Shiyu Liu

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2022
Faculty Mentor: Jason Locasale, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Dissertation: Methodologies and Analysis of Metabolic Flux in Mammalian Systems

Anna Lowegard 

Duke University PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2019
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM073140
Faculty Mentor: Bruce Donald, PhD, Department of Computer Science
Dissertation: Novel Algorithms and Tools for Computational Protein Design with Applications

Phillippe Luedi 

Duke University, PhD, Bioinformatics & Genome Technology, 2006
Faculty Mentor: Fred Dietrich PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Dissertation: A Machine learning approach to predict epigenetic phenomena in human and mouse

Kaixuan (Kevin) Luo

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2016
Faculty Mentors:  Alexander Hartemink, PhD, Department of Computer Science
Dissertation: Modeling Nuclease Digestion Data to Predict the Dynamics of Genome-wide Transcription Factor Occupancy

Daniel Mace 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2009
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Uwe Ohler, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Automated microscopy and high throughput image analysis in Arabidopsis and Drosophila

William Majoros 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2017
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Tim Reddy, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Statistical Modeling of Genetic and Epigenetic Factors in Gene Structures and Transcriptional Enhancers

Dinesh Manandhar

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, March 2018
Faculty Mentor: Raluca Gordân, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Methods for Comparative Analysis of Chromatin Accessibility and Gene Expression with Applications to Cellular Reprogramming

Samuel Andres Ramirez Martinez 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2015
Faculty Mentors: Daniel Lew, PhD, Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
DissertationModeling the Effect of Cell Shape on Spatial Information Flow in Neurons

Michael Mayhew 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2014
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentors: Alexander Hartemink, PhD, Department of Computer Science; Steve Haase, PhD, Department of Biology
Dissertation: Computational Systems Biology of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Growth and Division.

Ian McDowell 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2017
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Tim Reddy, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Integrative Analysis of the Genomics of the Human Glucocorticoid Response

Firas Midani 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, June 2018
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Lawrence David, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Dissertation: Predicting colonization of microbes in the human gut

Andrea Moffitt 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2016
Faculty Mentor: Sandeep Dave, MD, Department of Medicine
Dissertation: Integrative Computational Genomics Defines the Molecular Origins and Outcomes of Lymphoma

Brad Thomas Moore 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2017
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Ryan Baugh, PhD, Department of Biology
Dissertation: Population Sequencing for Studying Natural and Artificial Variation in C. elegans

Kyle Moran

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2022
Faculty Mentor: Raluca Gordân, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Mechanisms for Controlling Cell Polarity in Yeast

Suprya Munshaw

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2010
Faculty Mentor: Tom Kepler, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Computational Methods to Study Diversification in Pathogens, and Invertebrate and Vertebrate Immune System

Anirudh Natarajan 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2014
Faculty Mentors: Blanche Capel PhD, Department of Cell Biology (co-advisor); Uwe Ohler PhD, Max-Delbruck-Centrum Fur Molekulare Medizin (MDC), Berlin-Buch, Computational Regulatory Genomics (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Uncovering the Transcription Factor Network Underlying Mammalian Sex Determination

Adegoke Ojewole

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, March 2018
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Bruce Donald, PhD, Department of Computer Science
Dissertation: Efficient New Computational Protein Design Algorithms with Application to Drug Resistance Prediction and HIV Antibody Design

David Orlando

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2009
Faculty Mentors: Philip Benfey, PhD, Department of Biology, Institute of Genome Science and Policy (co-advisor) Steve Haase PhD, Department of Biology (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Regulation of Global Transcription Dynamics During Cell Division and Root Development

Razvan Panea

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2020
Faculty Mentor: Sandeep Dave, Department of Medicine
Dissertation: A Cloud-based Infrastructure for Cancer Genomics

Andreas Pfenning

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2012
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentors: Erich Jarvis PhD, Department of Neurobiology (co-advisor); Alex Hartemink PhD, Department of Computer Science (co-advisor)
Dissertation: A Computational Synthesis of Genes, Behavior, and Evolution Provides Insights into the Molecular Basis of Vocal Learning

Elizabeth Rach

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2010
Faculty Mentor: Uwe Ohler, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: The Spacial and Temporal Regulatory Code for Transcription Initiawtion in Drosophila Melanogaster

Kyle E. Roberts

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, May 2014
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Bruce Donald, PhD, Department of Computer Science
Dissertation: Novel Computational Protein Design Algorithms with Applications to Cystic Fibrosis and HIV

Kimberly Roche

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, May 2022
Faculty Mentor: Sayan Mukherjee, PhD, Department of Statistical Science
Dissertation: Relative sequence count data and its application: Assessing the consistency of gut microbial patterns in wild baboons

Chetan Rupakheti 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, May 2015
Faculty Mentor: David Beratan, PhD, Department of Chemistry
Dissertation: Property Biased-Diversity Guided Explorations of Chemical Spaces

Ana Paula De Oliveira Sales

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2011
Faculty Mentor: Thomas B. Kepler, PhD, Department of Biostatistics &  Bioinformatics & Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Dissertation: Computational Methods for Investigating Dendritic Cell Biology

Zachary Scholl

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2016
Faculty Mentor: Piotr Marszalek, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Material Science; Weitao Yang, PhD, Department of Chemistry
Dissertation: The (un)folding of multi-domain proteins through the lens of single-molecule force-spectroscopy and computer simulation

Jungkyun Seo

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2022
Faculty Mentor: Tim Reddy, PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Glucocorticoid-Mediated Transcriptional Regulation in the Human Genome

Nathan C. Sheffield 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2013
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Gregory Crawford, PhD, Department of Pediatrics
Dissertation: Regulatory Elements and Gene Expression in Primates and Diverse Human Cell-types

Haige Shen

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2007
Faculty Mentors: Mike West, PhD, Department of Statistical Science, (co-advisor); Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi, MD, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Bayesian Analysis in Cancer Pathway Studies and Probabilistic Pathway Annotation

Justin Silverman

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2019
Faculty Mentor: Lawrence David, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology 
Dissertation: Bayesian Multivariate Count Models for the Analysis of Microbiome Studies

Peter Tonner

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2017
Faculty Mentor: Amy Schmid, PhD, Department of Biology
Dissertation: Bayesian Modeling of Microbial Physiology

Jacqueline Vahey

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics 2022
Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Hauser, PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Genetic Analysis of Gulf War Illness: Phenotype Development, GWAS, and Gene-Environment Interaction

Diana Vera-Cruz

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2020
Faculty Mentor: Katia Koelle, PhD, Department of Biology at Emory University
Dissertation: Understanding the Interplay Between Viral and Host Dynamics

Joseph Volpe

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2008
Faculty Mentor: Tom Kepler, PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Mechanistic and Genetic Biases in Human Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Development

Florian Wagner

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2017
Faculty Mentor:  Sandeep Dave, MD, Department of Medicine
Dissertation:  Methods for Systematic Exploratory Analysis of Gene Expression Data with Applications to Cancer Genomics

Hanghang Wang

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2017
Faculty Mentor: Svati Shah, MD, Department of Medicine
Dissertation: Improving Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolite Identification and Quantification and Application to Cardiovascular Disease

Rui Wang

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2011
Faculty Mentors: Erich Jarvis PhD, Department of Neurobiology (co-advisor); Alex Hartemink PhD, Department of Computer Science (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Dissecting the genetic basis of convergent complex traits based on molecular homoplasy

Siyu Wang

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2021
Faculty: Bruce Donald, PhD Professor of Computer Science
Dissertation: Computational Protein Design with Non-proteinogenic Amino Acids and Small Molecule Ligands, with Applications to Protein-protein Interaction Inhibitors, Anti-microbial Enzyme Inhibitors, and Antibody Design

Cavin Ward-Caviness

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2014
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Advisor: Elizabeth Hauser PhD, Department of Medicine
Dissertation: Gene-Environment Interactions in Cardiovascular Disease

Todd Wasson

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentor: Alexander Hartemink PhD, Department of Computer Science
Dissertation: Modeling Multi-Factor binding of the Genome

David Winski

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Faculty Mentor: Nicolas Buchler PhD, Department of Biology
Dissertation: Single-cell analysis of transcriptionadynamics during cell cycle arrest

Deborah Winter

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2013
Faculty Mentor: Greg Crawford PhD, Departments of Pediatrics
Dissertation: Genome-wide Analysis of Chromatin Structure across Diverse Human Cell Types

Galip Gurkan Yardimci

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2014
Faculty Mentors: Uwe Ohler PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics (co-advisor); Gregory Crawford PhD, Duke University, Department of Pediatrics (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Tracking Transcription Factors on the Genome by their DNase-seq Footprints

Ken Yokoyama 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2010
Funded by T32 training grant 5T32-GM071340
Faculty Mentors: Greg Wray, PhD, Department of Biology (co-advisor); Uwe Ohler PhD, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (co-advisor)
Dissertation: Studies into Location-specific cis-Regulatory Motifs

Hsiang Yu Yuan 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2013
Faculty Mentor: Katia Koellle PhD, Department of Biology at Emory University
Dissertation: The roles of Cellular Receptor Binding Avidity and Other Biral Phenotypes in the Antigenic Drift of Influenza

Mengqi Zhang

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2019
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Allen, PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics; Director, Center for Statistical Genetics and Genomics
Dissertation: Gene Set-Based Signal-Detection Analyses Based on Goodness-of-Fit Statistics and Their Application in Complex Diseases

Yizhe Zhang 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, January 2018
Faculty Mentor: Lawrence Carin, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dissertation: Efficient and Scalable Marakov Chain Monte Carlo Methods and its Biological Applications

Yuning (Evelyn) Zhang

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2022
Faculty Mentor: Raluca Gordân, PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Dissertation: Transcription factors as competitors in gene regulation and DNA damage repair pathways

Jingkang Zhao

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, July 2020
Faculty Mentor: Raluca Gordân, PhD, Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics 
Dissertation:  Transcription Factor-centric Approaches to Identify Regulatory Driver Mutations in Cancer 

Shiwen Zhao 

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2016
Faculty Mentor: Sayan Mukherjee, PhD, Department of Statistical Science
Dissertation: New advancements of scalable statistical methods for learning latent structures in big data

Lingling Zheng

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2013
Faculty Mentors: Sayan Mukherjee PhD, Department of Statistical Science (co-advisor); Joseph E. Lucas PhD  (co-advisor)
Dissertation:  Bayesian Meta Analysis Models for Heterogeneous Omics Data

Jianling Zhong

Duke University, PhD, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, 2015
Faculty Mentors: Alexander Hartemink, PhD, Department of Computer Science
Dissertation: Computational Inference of Protein-DNA Interactions Using High-throughput Genomic Data