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Program Alumni

To Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni

Doctoral Alumni

William Baumgartner

Ph.D. 2015 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Enhancing ontology concept enrichment through deductive entailment

Current Position:
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J. Gregory Caporaso

Ph.D. 2009 Biochemistry

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis:

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biology, Assistant Director Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, Northern Arizona Univeristy

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Daniel Dvorkin

Ph.D. 2013 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: Katerina Kechris

Thesis: Graphical model methods for integrating diverse sources of genome-scale data.

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellowwith UCD-AMC Dr. Robert Roach Lab Department of Emergency Medicine

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Christopher Funk

Ph.D. 2015 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Recognition and Normalization of Terminology from Biodedical Ontologies and their Application for Pharmacogene and Protein Function Prediction

Current Position:Medical Informatics with Wolter Kluwer Health/Health Language in the Denver Tech Center

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Todd Gibson

Ph.D. 2009 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: Debra Goldberg

Thesis: Modeling the Evolution of Protein Interaction networks

Current Position: Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico 2012-

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Min Hong

Ph.D. 2005 Bioinformatics

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Implicit constraint enforcement to control the physically-based biomedical simulation

Current Position: Assistant Professor:  Soon Chun Hyang University, Korea, 2005-


Farzin Imani

Ph.D. 2003 Bioinformatics

Advisor: Dennis Lezotte

Thesis: Simulation of medical ultrasound images using linear systems theory
Current Position: Assoc. Professor U. of Pittsburg Medical Center

Anis Karimpour-Fard

Ph.D. 2008 Bioinformatics

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Prediction of protein-protein interactions and function in bacteria
Current Position: Research Associate: University of Colorado- Hunter Lab

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Zhiyong Lu

Ph.D. 2007 Bioinformatics

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Text mining on GeneRIFs
Current Position: Assoc Investigator, Computational Biology Branch NCBI, NLM, NIH

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Hyun-Min Kim

Ph.D. 2009 Bioinformatics

Advisor: David Pollock

Thesis: Evolution and detection of transcription factors. Transcription and ChIP-chip assays. Analysis of hydrophobiicty profiles.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow:  University of Colorado- Pollock Lab, 2009-

David Knox

Ph.D. 2015 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: Robin Dowell

Thesis: A simulation modeling framework to study transcriptional regulation through the dynamic changes in the configuration of DNA binding factors.

Current Position:
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Thomas McTavish

Ph.D. 2009 Bioinformatics

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Modeling long-range synchrony in the olfactory bulb
Current Position: Senior Research Scientist at NCS Pearson, Denver Colorado

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Daniel McShan

Ph.D. 2012 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Computational Bioalchemy, Optimal Pathway Search for the Analysis and Synthesis of Metabolic Systems

Current Position: Complex Systems Architect, Simulation and Test Expert for Syzygyx, Incorporated, BRYXco, CdK, Ltd.

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Philip Ogren

Ph.D. 2010 Computer Science (CU Boulder)

Advisor:  Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Coordination Resolution in Biomedical Texts

Current Position: Software Developer for Oracle in Broomfield, Colorado
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Megan Pirrung

Ph.D. 2015 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: Carsten Goerg

Thesis: Effective Data Visualization for Communication and Analysis of Microbiome Data

Current Position:Visualization Scientist with the Visual Analytics Group for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington

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Ronald Schuyler

Ph.D. 2012 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Multi-Marker Tests and Proxy Association for Functional Rare Variants

Current Position: Postdoctoral Investigator at Centro Nacional de Analisis Genomico--Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Siewert

Ph.D. 2010 Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Advisor: Katerina Kechris

Thesis: Prediction of Transcription Factor Binding Sites Using Information From Multiple Species

Current Position: Statistical Consultant at Statistically Speaking
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Steven Russell

Ph.D. 2005 Bioinformatics

Advisor: Lawrence Hunter

Thesis: Machine learning and in silico modeling for improved identification of peptides from shotgun proteomic MS/MS Spectra
Current Position: Consultant, KM at Siemens Corporate Research, Greater New York City Area

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Vijetha Vemulapalli

Ph.D. 2012 Computational Bioscience

Advisor: David Pollock

Thesis: Delineating the Evolutionary Dynamics of Mutation and Selection

Current Position: Informatics Scientist, Berg Biosystems; Boston, MA

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To Doctoral Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellow Alumni

Mary Ann Allen
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2011–2014
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Colorado-Boulder

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George Aquaah-Mensah
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2001–2004
Current Position: Associate Professor:  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, MA, 2004-

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Mike Bada

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2003–2009
Current Position: Research Associate, Computational Bioscience Program

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Todd Castoe

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2007 - 2010

Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Texas

Michael Dickens

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2010-2011

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Memphis

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Ivo Georgiev

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2013-2014

Current Position: Founder Ambaric Labs; Boulder Colorado

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Todd Gibson

Postdoctoral Fellow2009-2011

Current Position: Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico

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Eitan Halper-Stromberg

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2014-2015

Current Position: Medical Student at University of Colorado

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Yiwen He
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2002–2004
Current Position: Senior Professional Staff:  NIH/CIT, MD

Ravikumar Komandur

Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-2011

Current Positions: Mayo Clinic Biomedical Informatics, 2011-

Catherine Lozupone

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2007 - 2010

Current Position: Assistant Professor University of Colorado-Denver-Anschutz Medical Campus-Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine

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Daniel McGoldrick
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2002–2004
PRA, Hunter lab, 2004–2006
Current Position: Associate Bioinformatics Scientist, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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William Old
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000–2002
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; University of Colorado-Boulder

Richard Osborne

Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2014

Current Position:Assistant Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder Computer Science Department

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Tzu Phang
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2002–2005
Current Position: Associate Professor: University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine

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Joseph Rower

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2013-2014

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Matthew Rhodes

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2014-2015

Current Position:

Robert Ruggiero

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2013-2015

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellowat NYU in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerates
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Ronald Taylor

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2000-2003
Current Position: Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland, Washington

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Hannah Tipney

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2006-2011

Current Position: Computational Biologist, GlaxoSmithKline|Twickenham, UK

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Ken Yokoyama

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2009-2011

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at Univeristy of Colorado-Denver

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