Brunilda Balliu, Principal Investigator
I am an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Computational Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine 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, Rotation PhD student
Lena is a Bioinformatics PhD student at UCLA working on methods for trans-eQTL mapping in single cell RNA-Seq and bulk multi-context data.
Jerome Freudenberg, Rotation PhD student
Jerome is a Bioinformatics PhD student at UCLA working on methods for joint allele-specific expression and chromatin accessibility analyses in single cell multiome RNA-Seq and ATAC seq data.
Stephanie Weber, Master student
Stephanie is a Master student in Human Genetics & Genomic Data Analytics at the Keck Graduate Institute. She is working on dynamic (temporal) cis-eQTL mapping in single cell data using allele-specific expression analyses.
Yuxuan Xia, Undergraduate student
Yuxuan is an undergraduate student in Computational and Systems Biology minoring in Data Science Engineering at UCLA. She is working in cis-eQTL mapping in single cell data.
Andrew Lu, Rotation PhD student
Andrew is an MD-PhD student in the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program. During his rotation in the lab, Andrew worked on context-specific cis-eQTL mapping in multi-context genomic studies. The preprint is now available on BioRxiv! He is currently in Michael Elowitz’s lab at Caltech.
Wenhong(Tony) Sun, Undergraduate student
Tony is an undergaduate student in Data Theory. During his time in the lab, Tony worked on methods for context-specific QTL mapping in multi-context genomic studies.
Wenxin (Sylvia) Deng, Undergraduate student
Sylvia is an undergaduate student in Data Theory. During her time in the lab, Sylvia worked on methods for context-specific QTL mapping in multi-context genomic studies.