Trainees

Julia Janka

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Emma Wabel

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Marie Hanscom

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Vishal Kumar Panda

Assistant Professor, Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Core B Leader

I recently joined the PPG project and am enthusiastic about contributing to the project.  In my role, I specialize in analyzing data from adipocytes – the cells in this tissue. A significant part of my work involves employing a range of tools and methods, including advanced machine learning algorithms, to decipher how these cells interact with each other. This process includes using various data classifiers to detect and interpret patterns in the perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) data. My role represents a fusion of biology and data science. Through computational techniques and machine learning, I delve into the complexities of cell-to-cell communication within adipose tissue. This approach is vital in deepening our knowledge of how these tissues operate and their interactions with other bodily systems.
Ursula Abou-Rjeileh

Ursula Abou-Rjeileh

Graduate Student (PhD candidate)

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Dillon McClintock

Graduate Student
Project I member

Dillon is a graduate student in the Roccabianca lab. She is a critical part of the team building, with Core D, a new instrument that will allow us to reproducibly measure deformation and thus have a solid platform on which to build our mechanistic experiments.

Leah Terrian

Graduate Student
Core C Member

Ms. Leah Terrian, PhD student in Biomedical Engineering and a graduate research assistant in the Bhattacharya lab, has a background in mathematics and computational modeling. She will take part in both single cell RNA-Seq data generation in collaboration with PPG Projects, and computational analysis of the data. Specifically, she will work on prediction of health to disease transitions in PVAT cell types using pseudo-time analysis of single-cell data with critical state transition theory.

Miguel Chirivi

Graduate Student (PhD candidate)

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Javier Rendon

Graduate Student
Project IV Member

Javier Rendon is a DVM and a PhD student in comparative medicine and integrative biology. Javier interests include mesenchimal stem cell biology and cellular development. These interests will be further developed as he supports the advancement of Project IV