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

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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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Research Associate

Klea Panayidou, PhD

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2015-2016
After Benos’ Lab: Carnegie Mellon University, Postdoctoral fellow
Current Position: European University of Cyprus, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

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Graduate Students

PhD Student, CPCB

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

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PhD Student, CPCB

Kristina Buschur, PhD

Thesis title:Unsupervised methods for pattern discovery in high-throughput genomic data” [PDF]Time in Benos’ Lab: 2012-2019
After Benos’ Lab: Columbia University, T32 Postdoctoral fellow
Current Position: Columbia University, T32 Postdoctoral fellow
Publications (3 – and counting): Sedgewick et al, 2018    Morse et al, 2019   Buschur, Chikina, Benos 2019

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

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
Last known position: Duke Univ, Founding DirectorOmics Data Analysis Core
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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PhD student, Pitt CS

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, Instructor of Radiology
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


PhD student, CPCB

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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Tsinghua scholar

Shu (Eric) Wang

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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Medical Scientist

Arshi Arora, MSc

Time in Benos’ Lab:
After Benos’ Lab:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Assistant Research Biostatistician
Current Position: 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Res Biostat II
Publications (2): 
Coronnello et al, 2012     Lu et al, 2012

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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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Research Assistant

Jessica Cummings

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2003-2007
Current Position: U Pittsburgh (Crit Care Med), Senior Research Specialist (Res  IV)
Publications (1; as Jessica Dominick): Corcoran et al, 2005

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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

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Pulmonary Fellow, UPMC

Craig Riley, MD

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2018-2019
Current Position: U Penn Health System, Pulmonary Medicine

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Graduate Student Researcher, University of Pittsburgh

Yutong Yin

Time in Benos’ Lab: 2002-2003
Last known position: Capital One, Principal Quantitative Analyst
Publications (1): Workman et al, 2005

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MD student volunteer, University of Pittsburgh

Grace Zhang

Time in Benos’ Lab: Summer 2018
Current Position: UCSF, Internal Medicine Resident

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