Patrick Cahan: Assistant 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.
Role: PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Algorithms to reconstruct single-cell trajectories and gene regulatory networks.
Role: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research Interest: Molecular signatures of articular chondrocytes.
Role: PhD Candidate in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Research Interest: Developing CellNet for single-cell RNA sequencing & tumor heterogeneity.
Role: PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering. Co-advised by the Feinberg Lab
Research Interest: Exploring the role of epigenetic and transcriptional stochasticity in cell fate decisions and cancer.
Role: Research Technologist
Role: BME Undergraduate Student
Research Interest: Investigating the complexities of reconstructing gene regulatory networks from single cell expression data
Role: Cell Biology Undergraduate Student
Research Interest: Maximizing mesoderm formation during directed differentiation of embryoid bodies
Project: Cloud-based framework for deploying re-usable bioinformatics tools
Now: Bioinformatics Engineer at PGDx
JHU MD student
Project: Investigating gene regulatory networks in cancer biology
Now: Back in medical school
BCMB Rotation Student
Project: Characterization of novel cell populations in the synovial joint
Now: Still shopping...
Sydney Mason, Summer Undergrad
Project: Articular Chondrocyte differentiation
Now: Undergrad at Northeastern University
Pavithra Kumar, MSE Student
Project: Single cell RNA-Seq; in-silico assessment of cancer cell line fidelity
Now: Clinical programmer at Genentech
Arthur Radley, MS Visiting Student
University College London
Project: Adapting CellNet for RNA-seq
Now: PhD student at University of Cambridge and Microsoft Research
Kathleen DiNapoli, PhD Rotation Student
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Project: Computationally validating the identity of cancer cell lines
Now: PhD student in the Robinson and Iglesias labs
Richard Chen, Undergraduate Student
Jeesoo Kim, Undergraduate Student
Remy's last day!
February 9th, 2018
October 31st, 2017
BME Field Day
July 21st, 2017
Trip to DC
March 19th, 2017
Holiday Party 2016!
December 16, 2016
Lab outing for Abby's birthday!
November 11, 2016