The Team

Patrick Cahan: Associate Professor

Patrick Cahan grew up in St. Louis, MO. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he got his first research experience working on Information Retrieval systems. While working in Chile as a programmer, Patrick became interested in Computational Biology and returned to the US to pursue a M.S. in Genomics and Bioinformatics at GWU in Washington D.C., and then a Ph.D. in Computational Biology from Washington University in St. Louis in the lab of Dr. Tim Graubert, where he investigated the impact of DNA copy number variation on gene expression. His postdoctoral work in the lab of Dr. George Daley at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital included the development and experimental validation of computational methods to assess and improve engineered cells, such as those resulting from directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells.

  • Emily Lo

    Role: PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering. Co-advised by Andy Feinberg

    Research Interest: Exploring the role of epigenetic and transcriptional stochasticity in cell fate decisions and cancer.

  • Ray Cheng

    Role: PhD Candidate in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

    Research Interest: Bone marrow stromal cell heterogeneity

  • Dan Peng

    Role: PhD Candidate in BME

    Research Interest: Realistic computational models of transcriptional state transitions in development and cancer

  • Kathleen Noller

    Role: PhD Candidate in BME

    Research Interest: Predictive modeling of developmental signaling pathways in hiPSC differentiation

  • Eric Kernfeld

    Role: PhD Candidate in BME, co-advised by Alexis Battle

    Research Interest: Modeling the relationships between the transcriptome and other aspects of the cell

  • Sharon Onggo

    Role: PhD candidate in Pathobiology, co-advised by Aaron James

    Research Interest: Transcriptional and epigenetic determinants of cell fate.

  • Ryan Chan

    Role: Research Specialist

    Research Interest: Transient reprogramming of the musculoskeletal system

  • JiHye Yea

    Role: Postdoctoral fellow

    Research Interest: Development and disorders of the synovial joint

  • Kaily Young

    Role: Summer intern from Loyola Univ.

    Research Interest: Transcriptional circuits of synovial joint progenitor cells

  • Aashita Dixit

    Role: Masters student

    Research Interest: Wnt and epigenomic remodeling

  • Brandon Ly

    Role: Undergraduate in ChemBE

    Research Interest: Improving prediction tools for cellular reprogramming

  • Alex Chen

    Role: Masters student

    Research Interest: Computational analysis of liver cell differentiation

  • Yuqing Han

    Role: Undergraduate from Tsinghua Univ

    Research Interest: Human embryonic progenitors

  • Shatakshi Shewale

    Role: Masters student

    Research Interest: Chromatin accessibility and fate potential