Postdoctoral Researchers

Research Associate

Sheeraz Akram, Ph.D.

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2018-2022
After Benos’ Lab: Superior University, Pakistan, Associate Professor
Current Position: Superior University, Pakistan, Associate Professor

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Postdoctoral fellow

Tridib Dutta, PhD

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2010-2013
Current Position: Absolute Software, Senior Data Scientist

Tridib Dutta

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hyokyeong Lee, PhD

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2014-2017
After Benos’ Lab: Baylor College of Medicine, research associate
Last known position: College of Wooster, Visiting Assistant Professor

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Graduate Students

PhD Student, CPCB, Pitt

Rachel Brower-Sinning, PhD

Thesis title: On the evolution of microbes: the evolution of genomes with respect to RNA folding” [PDF]
Time in Benos’ Lab: 2007-2011
After Benos’ Lab: U Pitt, postdoctoral researcher
Last known position: CMU Software Engineering Institute, Machine Learning Scientist
Publications (2): Brower-Sinning et al, 2009     Zinman et al, 2011

Rachel graduation

Grad Student, MSc (Biostatistics), PhD (Human Genetics), Pitt

David Corcoran, PhD

Thesis title: Transcriptional Regulation Of MicroRNA Genes And The Regulatory Networks In Which They Participate” [PDF]
Time in Benos’ Lab: 2002-2008
After Benos’ Lab: Duke Univ, Research associate
Current position: Univ. of North Carolina, Assistant Professor
Publications (8): Corcoran et al, 2005     Workman et al, 2005     Corcoran et al, 2005     Rogulski et al, 2005     Mahony et al, 2007     Benos, Corcoran, Finegold, 2007     Corcoran et al, 2009     Pandit, Corcoran, et al, 2010

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Grad Student, MSc and PhD (DBMI), Pitt

Lucas Santana dos Santos, PhD

Thesis title: Computational methods for the functional analysis of  DNA sequence variants” [PDF]
Time in Benos’ Lab: 2010-2017
After Benos’ Lab: UPMC Lab, Bioinformatics scientist
Current Position: Assistant Professor and Director of Bioinformatics, Northwestern University
Publications (5): Mao et al, 2013     Chandran et al, 2015     Bahreini et al, 2016     Kulkami et al, 2017    Zuppo et al. 2023

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PhD student, CS, Pitt

Vineet Raghu, PhD

Thesis title:A Computational Pipeline for Graphical Modeling of Integrated Biomedical Data” [PDF]
Time in Benos’ Lab: 2015-2019
After Benos’ Lab: Harvard University / MGH, T32 Postdoctoral fellow
Current Position: Harvard University / MGH, Assistant Professor
Publications (11 – and counting): Huang et al, 2015     Raghu et al, 2018     Raghu et al, 2018b     Raghu et al. 2018c     Manatakis*, Raghu*, Benos, 2018   Sedgewick et al, 2019   Raghu et al, 2019   Xe et al, 2020   Raghu et al, 2020   Fuccello et al. 2020  Raghu et al 2021

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PhD student, CPCB, Pitt

Andrew J. Sedgewick, PhD

Thesis title: Graphical models for de novo and pathway-based network prediction over multi- modal high-throughput biological data” [PDF]
Time in Benos’ Lab: 2012-2016
After Benos’ Lab: NantOmics LLC, Bioinformatics specialist
Current Position: Tempus Labs, Senior Computational Systems Biologist
Publications (4): Sedgewick et al, 2016     Caparosa*, Sedgwick*, et al, 2019     Sedgewick et al, 2019     Abecassis*, Sedgewick* et al. 2019

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PhD Student, ISB, Pitt

Feng Shan, PhD

Thesis title:Integrated BATF transcriptional network regulates suppressive intratumoral regulatory T cells” [PDF]
Time in Benos’ Lab: 2018-2023 (co-advised; primary: Prof. Dario Vignali)
After Benos’ Lab: MIT, Postdoctoral fellow
Current position: MIT, Postdoctoral fellow
Publications (2): Cillo, et al. 2021 Shan et al. 2023  

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Tsinghua scholar

Shu (Eric) Wang, MD

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2016-2018
Last known position: Tsinghua University, MD student

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Research Programmer

Neha Abraham

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2017-2018
After Benos’ Lab: Bizowie, Junior Software Developer
Current Position: Power Home Remodeling, Software Developer

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Research Programmer

Harry Athanassiou

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2010-2013
After Benos’ Lab: Univ of Pittsburgh, System Programmer / Data Analyst
Last known position: Scientific Projects Engineer, Pittsburgh PA
Publications (1): Huang, Athanassiou, Benos, 2011

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Short Term

MSc Student, CoBB

Heather Kobilnyk, MSc

Time in Benos’ Lab: Time in Benos’ Lab: 2021 (Fall semester)
After Benos’ Lab: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Bioinformatics Engineer
Current Position: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Bioinformatics Engineer

Heather Kobilnyk 2012

Pulmonary Fellow, UPMC

Craig Riley, MD

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2018-2019
Current Position: U Penn Health System, Pulmonary Medicine
Publications (1): Buschur et al. 2023

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