Our group

Current members

Brunilda Balliu, Principal Investigator

I am an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology, Computational Medicine, and Biostatistics at UCLA. I obtained a BSc. in Statistics from the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece and a Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics from the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat and Stefan Boehringer. I did my postdoctoral research at Stanford University with Stephen Montgomery, focusing on methods to understand the role of inherited variation on molecular and complex traits. I joined UCLA in 2018 as an Independent Fellow in the Department of Computational Medicine and later as a faculty in the Departments of Pathology and Computational Medicine. Outside work, I have been obsessed with salsa dancing since I saw these two dancing.

Lena Krockenberger, PhD student, Bioinformatics

Lena is a Bioinformatics Ph.D. student at UCLA working on methods for trans-eQTL mapping in single-cell RNA-Seq and bulk multi-context data.

Cuining (Choo) Liu, Rotation PhD student, Bioinformatics

Choo is a Bioinformatics Ph.D. student at UCLA working on methods for allele-specific expression and chromatin accessibility in single-cell RNA-Seq.

Tim Lindsey, Rotation PhD student, Bioinformatics

Tim is a Bioinformatics Ph.D. student at UCLA working on methods for dynamic cis eQTL mapping.

Feiyang Huang, Master student, Biostatistics

Feiyang is a master’s student in Biostatistics at UCLA. She’s deeply passionate about the intricate application of statistical models in genetic studies and exploring genetic data.

Vivian Yee, Undergraduate student, Data Theory

Vivian is a junior at UCLA majoring in Data Theory. She is interested in methods for trans-eQTL mapping.

Lab alumni

Clara Frydman, Rotation Ph.D. student, Bioinformatics, Spring 2023

Jeremy Wang, Rotation Ph.D. student, Bioinformatics, Spring 2023

Jerome Freudenberg, Rotation Ph.D. student, Bioinformatics, Winter 2023

Stephanie Weber, Master student, Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Yuxuan Xia, Undergraduate student, Computational and Systems Biology, Fall 2022 - Summer 2023

Andrew Lu, Rotation MD Ph.D. student, UCLA-CalTech MSTP, Winter 2020 - Winter 2021