Principal Investigator

Erez Lieberman Aiden, Ph.D.

Describe yourself in 6 words: Ambassador for the scientists named below

Area of Work: I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine, where I direct the Center for Genome Architecture, and in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University across the street.



Lab Members

Inez Arevalo

Describe yourself in 6 words: Focused and determined to achieve results.

Area of work: Handle the administrative and financial responsibilities for Dr. Lieberman Aiden and Aiden’s lab.

Sanjit Singh Batra

Describe yourself in 6 words: Wait! I only get six words?

Area of work: I am a computer science undergrad working on the computational aspects of Hi-C assisted assembly of genomes.

Alyssa Blackburn

Describe yourself in 6 words: Programmer, big data scientist, and root.

Area of work:

Ivan Bochkov

Describe yourself in 6 words: Aspiring human geneticist. Go, do, achieve!

Area of work: Experimental biology. I'm studying three-dimensional DNA structures using genomewide chromatin conformation capture (Hi-C) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).

Olga Dudchenko, Ph.D.

Describe yourself in 6 words: No fan of six word descriptions

Area of work: Spread out somewhere in between biophysics, nonlinear dynamics, telemedicine and molecular genetics.

Neva Cherniavsky Durand, Ph.D.

Describe yourself in 6 words: Bioinformatician who creates 3D genomics software

Area of work: I am a computer scientist by training and work on many different projects. I am the co-creator of Juicer (one-click Hi-C analysis pipeline) and Juicebox (Hi-C visualization software).

Cynthia Perez Estrada

Describe yourself in 6 words: Too curious, always learn new stuff

Area of work: Adult neural stem cell biologist, applying genome folding concepts to various areas of biology and exploring genome folding with high resolution microscopy and mathematical modeling

Andreas Gnirke

Describe yourself in 6 words: Molecular biologist

Area of work:

Huiya Gu

Describe yourself in 6 words: Biochemist, being interested in human genetics

Area of work: I am working on using Hi-C to solve clinical problems.

Su-Chen Huang

Describe yourself in 6 words: Always working hard for the science

Area of work: I am focusing on three-dimensional DNA structures using genomewide chromatin conformation capture (Hi-C) and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Sequencing.

Christopher Lui

Describe yourself in 6 words: Scientist in training. Learning every day!

Area of work: I am exploring the usage of Hi-C in various organisms to study DNA structure.

Ido Machol

Describe yourself in 6 words: Doing best to do my best

Area of work: Processing complicated, large data sets to generate simple, short truths.

Sarah Nyquist

Describe yourself in 6 words: Loves science, wants to share it

Area of work: I am a computer scientist working with full genome assembly software and a biologist working on Hi-C.

Arina Omer, Ph.D.

Describe yourself in 6 words: But Why?

Area of work: Cross-talks inside the cell: DNA-DNA, DNA-protein, DNA-RNA, RNA-protein, protein-protein, DNA-DNA-protein, DNA-RNA-protein.

Melanie Pham

Describe yourself in 6 words: Venerate the arts, married to science.

Area of work: My work has included studying the DNA structure of human cell lines throughout their cell cycles and also the three-dimensional structure of other organisms.

Suhas Rao

Describe yourself in 6 words: Biologist, Applied Mathematician, Boston sports fan

Area of work: I work on understanding how the genome folds, the relationship between chromatin structure and gene regulation, and the disorganization of the genome in various diseases through the intersection of experimental and computational biology.

Sheikh Russell

Describe yourself in 6 words: Passionate in discovery, learning and reflection

Area of work: I investigate different features and aspects of 3D genomic architecture, with a focus on fluorescence microscopy and computational work.

Brian-Tyler St.Hilaire

Describe yourself in 6 words: I work on the small stuff!

Area of work: I work on using genome-wide chromatin conformation capture (Hi-C) to study biological phenomena. I also spend some of my time trying understand mechanisms by which chromatin architecture arises and is maintained.

Adrian Sanborn

Describe yourself in 6 words: Enjoys playing flute, laughing too loudly

Area of work: I focus on understanding the folding tendencies of chromatin using mathematical and physical models.

Muhammad Saad Shamim

Describe yourself in 6 words: Programming and medicine. Aspiring Physician Scientist

Area of work: I work on a variety of computational projects ranging from bioinformatics and data visualization to perception and augmented reality.

Elena Stamenova

Describe yourself in 6 words: Molecular biology methods and protocol development

Area of work: I am a wet lab scientist working on new protocols for proximity ligation in order to better understand the three-dimensional organization of the nucleus.

Lab Alumni

Co Founder, Day Zero Diagnostics

Entrepreneur / Data Scientist

Northeastern University Assistant Professor