Habtom W. Ressom, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Ressom is a professor of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is interested in cancer biomarker discovery and systems biology research. Specifically, he uses multi-omic approaches for analysis of human blood and tissues to identify cancer biomarkers and aberrant pathways and network activities. Dr. Ressom's laboratory is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, he is the Director of the Georgetown Lombardi Genomics and Epigenomics Shared Resource, which provides various services including gene expression profiling, microRNA expression profiling, DNA methylation analysis, DNA copy number variation (CNV) analysis, SNP genotyping, and next generation sequencing.

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Email: hwr@georgetown.edu      Office: 175 Building D      Phone:202-687-2283
Rency S. Varghese, M.S.

Research Associate

Ms. Varghese obtained her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Maine, Orono and her Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India. She worked as software engineer/consultant for two years in India. Before joining LCCC in 2004, she worked as Research Assistant during her study at University of Maine, where she applied methods such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, and evolutionary computing for microarray data analysis and DNA base calling. Her current interests are in computational biology, biomarker discovery, network and pathway analysis using next gen sequencing and mass spectrometry data.

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E-mail: rsv4@georgetown.edu    Office: 174 Building D     Phone:202-687-7369
Cristina Di Poto, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Dr. Di Poto received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Pavia, Italy in 2008 and her Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Biology, from University of Pavia, Italy in 2003. She is currently focused on developing optimal sample preparation, mass spectrometry data acquisition, analysis and interpretation in omics research.

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Email: cd329@georgetown.edu      Office: W325 Research Building      Phone:202-687-2926
Shan Su, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Shan Su received her Ph. D degree in molecular pharmacology from Heidelberg University, Germany in 2015. She is investigating primary hepatocyte culture and characterization using many cell culture techniques. She is also studying hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) biomarker validation in vitro and in vivo. Additionally, she is very interested in metabolomics and proteomics studies of HCC.

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Email: ss3802@georgetown.edu      Office: W325 Research Building      Phone:202-687-4453
Everett Oliver

PhD. Candidate

Everett Oliver received his master's degree in biochemistry from Howard University in 2016 and his bachelor'ss degree in chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2006. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Howard University. The focus of his research involves characterization of conditionally reprogrammed primary hepatic cells, including optimization of the culturing techniques.

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Email: eo359@georgetown.edu      Office: W325 Research Building      Phone:202-687-4453
Yuan Zhou

Research Assistant

Ms. Yuan Zhou is currently a student at Georgetown University MS. Biostatistics degree. She received her B.S. degree in Statistics from HKBU-BNU United International College, China in 2017. She is currently focusing on data analysis of RNA-seq, miRNA seq in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis.

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Email: yz562@georgetown.edu      Office: 174 Building D      Phone:202-687-3045
Xuchen Wang

Research Assistant

Ms. Xuchen Wang received her B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Nankai University, China in 2016. She is currently a Master student in the department of Mathematics and Statistics in Georgetown University. She is working on developing R package MetID for prioritization of metabolites.

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Email: xw187@georgetown.edu      Office: 176 Building D      Phone:202-687-9396
Chaohui (George) Xu

Research Assistant

Chaohui (George) Xu, obtained his B.A. degree in Mathematics from University of Washington - Seattle in 2015. And he is currently a MS student in Mathematics and Statistics from Georgetown University. Top

Email: cx30@georgetown.edu      Office: 173 Building D      Phone:202-687-3381
Zhenzhi Li

Research Assistant

Zhenzhi Li, obtained his M.S. from Georgetown Bioinformatics Programs at Georgetown University. He is currently working on mass spectrometry data analysis. Top

Email: zl200@georgetown.edu      Office: 176 Building D      Phone:202-687-1387
Former Lab Members
  • Grace Yi Chen,received her B.S. degree in Statistics from University of Toronto, Canada in 2016 and her M.S at Georgetown University in Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics in 2017.

  • Shisi He,received her B.S. degree in Biostatistics from Southern Medical University, China in 2014 and her M.S at Georgetown University in Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics in 2017.

  • Yiming Zuo, Ph.D., received his B.S. degree in the Information Science & Electronic Engineering from Zhejiang University, China in 2012. He received his Ph.D.in 2017 in the Electrical & Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech.

  • Kevin Minkun Wang, Ph.D., received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China. and his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech.

  • Alessia Ferrarini, Ph.D., obtained her Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from San Pablo CEU University in Madrid, Spain in 2014 and her MSc in Pharmacy in 2010 from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

  • Chao Tu, received his B.S. degree in Biostatistics from Southern Medical University, China in 2013, and M.S. degree at Georgetown University in Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics in 2016.

  • Mohammad R. Nezami Ranjbar, Ph.D. received his B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran and his Ph.D in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech. His research interests include bioinformatics, machine learning, statistical analysis, and signal processing.

  • Tsung-Heng Tsai, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (2014), Virginia Tech, and his M.S. degree in Electrical and Control Engineering (2005), National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He is now working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Northeast University. His research focuses on applications of statistical machine learning to problems in biomarker discovery and systems biology.

  • Yue Luo (Karen), M.S., received her M.S. degree in analytical chemistry from University of Vermont, and her B.S. degree from Zhejiang University, China. She is now working as a senior MS field applications specialist at Waters.

  • Jinlian Wang, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from College of Electrical Information and Control Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, China in 2008. She currently works at Genetic and Genomics Clinical Lab at Icahn Mount Sinai Medical School as a Bioinformatics Scientist. Her research direction is helping clinician to diagnosis novel variants using NGS and developing pipeline to analyze NGS data.

  • Yi Zhao, Ph.D., received her B.S. in statistics from School of Mathematical Sciences, Nankai University, China. She got her M.S. in biostatistics from Georgetown University, USA in 2012. She received her Ph.D from Brown University and currently works as a post doctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Bin Zhou, M.S., received his B.S. degree from Wuhan University, China and M.S. degree from Zhejiang University, China and Virginia Tech all in Electrical Engineering. His research interest focuses on developing signal processing and machine learning methods for analysis of metabolomic data.

  • JunFeng Xiao, Ph.D.,received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2009. He is interested in applying mass spectrometry for both proteomics and metabolomics studies.

  • Yuji Zhang, Ph.D., Virginia Tech (Currently Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN )Ph.D. Thesis (2005-10): "Module-based analysis of biological data for network inference and biomarker discovery"

  • Leepika Tuli, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgetown University

  • Zhiqun Tang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgetown University

  • Getachew K. Befekadu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgetown University

  • Lanlan Yin, M.S., Georgetown University

  • Kevin Turner, M.S., University of Maine. M.S. Thesis (2005-07): "Estimation of ocean water chlorophyll-a concentration using fuzzy c-means clustering and artificial neural networks"

  • Mohamad Driss, M.S., University of Maine. M.S. Thesis (2002-05): "Nonlinear PCA based on radial basis function and particle swarm optimization"

  • Kamal Shannak, M.S., University of Maine. M.S. Thesis (2002-04): "On nonlinear principal component analysis for process monitoring"

  • Rency S. Varghese, M.S., University of Maine. M.S. Thesis (2002-04): "Confidence measure for DNA base calling using a fuzzy system"

  • Siva Srirangam, M.S., University of Maine. M.S. Thesis (2002-04) "Retrieval of oceanic and physiological parameters using computational intelligence"

  • Wayne H. Slade, Jr., M.S., University of Maine. M.S. Thesis (2001-04) "Computational intelligence approaches to ocean color inversion"

  • Dali Wang, M.S., University of Maine. M.S. Thesis (2000-03): "Adaptive double self-organizing map for clustering gene expression data"

  • Robert Reynolds, M.S., University of Maine. M.S. Thesis (2000-01): "Gene expression data analysis using fuzzy logic"

  • Yuqing Zhang, High school intern

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