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Hakan Ozadam

Research Scientist

Applying his computational skills to biology excites Hakan. He enjoys swimming and hiking. Hakan is an avid reader. He is also the major coffee consumer of the lab.

  • 2013 - 2016, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioinformatics
  • 2008-2012, Middle East Technical University
    PhD, Applied Mathematics
  • 2005-2008, Middle East Technical University
    MS, Applied Mathematics
  • 2001-2006, Middle East Technical University
    BS, Computer Engineering and Mathematics

Daniela Garcia

Postdoctoral Fellow

Daniela currently works at Thermo Fisher.

  • 2011-2018, Princeton University
    PhD, Molecular Biology
  • 2006-2011, The University of Texas at El Paso
    BS, Microbiology

Alia Segura

Research Associate

Alia worked on the Ribo-ITP project in the lab. She is currently a PhD student at UT Austin.

  • 2021, University of Texas at Austin
    B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology

Tori Tonn

Research Associate

Tori is currently a medical student. Her research focused on the development of Ribo-ITP. Her current interests are in neonatology and public health.

  • 2013 - 2018, Loyola University, Chicago
    B.S. Biology
    B.A. Spanish
    Mathematics Minor

Michael Geng

Research Associate

Michael is currently a medical student in the EnMed program of Texas A&M.
His research interests deal with the computational methods of ribosome profiling.

  • 2020, University of Texas at Austin
    B.S. Computer Science

Hosei Nakajima

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hosei was a UT undergraduate from Japan, interested in genetics and computer science. Hosei currently works at Baylor College of Medicine as a research associate.

Ashley Hoffman

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ashley was a student with the Dean’s Scholars program. In the future, she wants to attend graduate school and pursue a career related to studying genetic diseases or cancer.

William Zhang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

William is a Computer Science major in the Turing Scholars and Dean’s Scholars program.

Hansel Chiang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hansel was a chemistry major and educational psychology minor.

Muxin Wang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Muxin studied neuroscience at UT and wants to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience after graduating.

Brendan Panici

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Brendan was a biology student interested in genetic diseases and computer science. His research in the lab focused on Diamond-Blackfan Anemia, a disease as intriguing as its name. He is currently a PhD student at Baylor College of Medicine.