Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research
Medical School Office Building, X-215
251 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5479
I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in
the Biomedical Informatics
department at Stanford
University. Previously, I completed
a Biomedical Computation
undergraduate and Biomedical
Informatics coterminal masters degree at Stanford. Before then, I
attended Abraham Lincoln High
As an undergraduate and masters student I worked in Serafim Batzoglou's laboratory. My previous work focused on computational biology, more specifically developing algorithms for comparative sequence analysis.
My current research advisor is Atul Butte. I am primarily interested in developing computational methods in integrative biology and applying these methods to study autoimmune disease. I have been working on a novel approach to identify allele-specific relationships between disease pairs based on genetic variation data and applied it to study autoimmune disease. As a result we uncovered two groupings of autoimmune disease where SNPs that make an individual susceptible to one class of autoimmune disease also protect from diseases in the other autoimmune class. I am also working on systematically predicting drug-disease relationships based on gene expression to identify novel therapeutic indications with a focus on autoimmune disease.