Group Members

  Muhammed Murtaza
Principal Investigator
-PhD, 2014, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
-MBBS, 2010, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
-PubMed, Google Scholar

Karan Budhraja
Computational Scientist
-MS, PhD, 2019, University of Maryland
-BTech, 2010, NIT Jalandhar, India

Patricia Filippsen Favaro
Post-doctoral fellow (Research Associate)
-PhD, 2018, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Masters, 2014, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
-Major in Veterinary Medicine

Bradon McDonald
Computational Scientist
-PhD, 2016, University of Wisconsin Madison
Michelle Stephens
Research Associate
-Bachelors, 2017, Arizona State University


Tania Contente-Cuomo
Lab Manager, 2014-2020
-Masters, 2004, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
-currently, Director of Operations, Blood Biopsy Group, TGen

Ahuva Odenheimer-Bergman 
Research Associate/Associate Bioinformatician, 2016-2019
-Masters, 2014, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
-currently, Senior Research Associate, Flagship Pioneering, Boston, MA

Jun Zhao
Clinical Fellow, 2016-2018
-DO, 2011, University of North Texas Health Science Center
-Pediatrics Residency, 2015, University of Texas Southwestern
-Hematology/Oncology fellowship, 2018, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Havell Markus
Associate Bioinformatician, 2015-2019
-Bachelors, 2016, Arizona State University
-MPhil Computational Biology, 2018, University of Cambridge
-currently MD-PhD student at Penn State
Maria Farooq
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2019
-MBBS, 2016, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
-currently Internal Medicine Resident at University of Pittsburg Medical Center
Pankti Shah
Masters student, 2014-2016
-Masters, Arizona State University
-currently at PwC

Mehreen Kisat
Clinical Fellow, 2015-16
-MBBS, 2010, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
-Masters, 2018, University of Arizona
-General Surgery Residency, 2018, University of Arizona
-currently Assistant Professor, UW-Madison
Alexandra Nazareno
Undergraduate Intern, 2014-2016
-Bachelors, Arizona State University
-currently at Optum Rx

Sridhar N Srivatsan
Graduate Intern, Summer 2016
-Masters, Indiana University
-currently at Washington University in St. Louis

Christopher Krimbill
Helios Intern, 2014
Jigar Patel
Helios Intern, 2016

Nieves Perdigones
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2018
-Postdoc, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
-PhD, 2010, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Spain
-Masters, 2004, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
-Graduate in Veterinary Medicine, 2001, UCM
-currently Research Scientist at Caris Life Sciences

Lab Photos

September 2017

December 2017: We broke out of the Escape Room

August 2017: Lab outing at Topgolf

October 2016: Complementary bases.. Happy Halloween!

August 2016: Lab lunch, farewell Sid and welcome Ahuva!

July 2016: Jigar presenting a poster at the Helios Symposium 2016