Biomedical and Translational Informatics Laboratory

Dr. Marylyn Ritchie and the Ritchie Lab move to the University of Pennsylvania.  Marylyn is the Director of the Center for Translational Bioinformatics, Associate Director for Bioinformatics in the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  Marylyn is also Associate Director for the Center for Precision Medicine.

April 6, 2018

Dr. Shefali Verma completed her PhD in December, 2017.  She is now a Lead Bioinformatics Scientist at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Anurag Verma completed his PhD in December, 2017.  He is now a Lead Bioinformatics Scientist at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Anna Basile completed her PhD in January, 2018.  She is now a post doctoral fellow at Columbia University.

Congratulations to all of our recent graduates!!!

February 1, 2016

Dr. Dokyoon Kim has started a new position as an Assistant Professor with Geisinger Health System. He will be starting the Kim lab as well. We look forward to seeing great things and wish him all the best in this new endeavor.

Dr. Sarah Pendergrass - Assistant Professor with Geisinger Health System

 

March 9, 2015

Dr. Sarah Pendergrass has started a new position as an Assistant Professor with Geisinger Health System. She will be starting the Pendergrass lab as well. We look forward to seeing great things and wish her all the best in this new endeavor. 

Dokyoon Kim won best paper award at TBC 2014! Congratulations Dokyoon!

Dokyoon Kim's  paper on "Predicting censored survival data based on the interactions between meta-dimensional omics data in breast cancer" got best paper award at Translational Bioinformatics Conference, held in Qingdao, China

Ritchie lab received funds to develop iPhenogram: Exploring Genetic/Genomic Associations Interactively across Chromosomes for Multiple Organisms.

As a part of Huck CyberHealth initiative, Dr. Sarah Pendergrass, Scott Dudek, and Dr. Marylyn Ritchie awarded funds to develop a new tool called iPhenogram. Congratulations to the team! Read more about it here

Dokyoon Kim will be presenting at 4th Translational Bioinformatics Conference.

Dokyoon Kim's  paper on "Predicting censored survival data based on the interactions between meta-dimensional omics data in breast cancer" got accepted for oral presentation at Translational Bioinformatics Conference, to be held in Qingdao, China

Ritchie Lab members will be organizing a session at 2015 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) conference

Dr. Sarah Pendergrass, Shefali S. Verma, Molly Hall will be co-organising a session on "Characterizing the Importance of Environmental Exposures, Interactions between the Environment and Genetic Architecture, and Genetic Interactions: New Methods for Understanding the Etiology of Complex Traits and Disease" at 2013 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing conference to be held at The big Island of Hawaii, USA

Anurag Verma and Shefali Setia gave talk at 23rd Annual International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) conference

Anurag Verma gave talk on "A Phenome‐Wide Association Study of Numerous Laboratory Phenotypes in AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Protocols" at 23rd Annual International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) conference held in Vienna, Austria

Shefali Setia gave talk on "eMERGE Phenome‐Wide Association Study (PheWAS) Identifies Clinical Associations and Pleiotropy for Functional Variants" at 23rd Annual International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) conference held in Vienna, Austria

Read more on the abstracts here

"Electronic medical records and genomics (eMERGE) network exploration in cataract: Several new potential susceptibility loci" published in Molecular Vision

Read more here: http://www.molvis.org/molvis/v20/1281/

Welcome to the lab, Yuki Bradford and Donna Panasiti.

The Ritchie Lab would like to welcome its two new members Yuki Bradford and Donna Panasiti !

Ruowang Li passed his comprehensive exam!

Congratualtions Ruowang!

Welcome Anna Okula!

The Ritchie Lab would like to welcome its newest member, Anna Okula.  Anna is a 1st year student in the BMMB graduate program.  Welcome to the lab, Anna!

Molly Hall passed her comprehensive exam!

Congratulations Molly!

Congratulations to Carrie Moore!!

Carrie Moore, graduate student in Ritchie lab successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis.

Congratulations Dr. Emily Holzinger !!

Dr. Emily Holzinger successfully defended her thesis on : Development, Optimization, and Application of a Meta-Dimensional Analysis Program Using in Silico and Natural Data Sets.

Marylyn Ritchie Honored as an Invited Kavli Fellow for the Third Year in a row.

Dr. Marylyn Ritchie’s investigation on rare genetic variants featured in Penn State news.

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