Bioinformatics Graduate Degree Alumni Information

44. Priyam Patel
Graduation Date: Spring 2017
Project Title: Bioinformatics Analysis Package using System on a Chip
Thesis Mentor: Dr. D. Johnson
Subsequent Position:

43. Ramya Valempati
Graduation Date: Spring 2017
Project Title: Screening genome-scale DNA methylation data via an R computing package
Thesis Mentor: Dr. H. Zhang
Subsequent Position:

42. Yojitha Dasari
Graduation Date: Spring 2017
Project Title: fMRI with different clustering approaches
Thesis Mentor: Dr. M. Ray
Subsequent Position:

41. Kazi Zaman
Graduation Date: Spring 2017
Project Title: Evaluation of Gene Networks Using Literature Cohesion
Thesis Mentor: Dr. R. Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Amazon, Seattle, WA

40. Ethan Willis
Graduation Date: Spring 2017
Project Title: Research HIVE, a semantic analysis tool to support collaboration and discovery.
Thesis Mentor: Dr. R. Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Software developer; Instructor, University of Memphis

39. Sindhu Priya Oggu
Graduation Date: Fall 2016
Project Title: Comparison of RNA-sequence analysis using different Human genome builds
Thesis Mentor: Dr. R. Homayouni
Subsequent Position:

38. Kelly Chao
Graduation Date: Summer 2016
Project Title: Metagenomic binning by codon ratios
Thesis Mentor: Dr. T-Y Wong
Subsequent Position:

37. Brandon Curry
Graduation Date: Summer 2016
Project Title: MiRLiN: A web-tool for functional analysis, clustering and annotation of microRNAs using the biomedical literature
Thesis Mentor: Dr. R. Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Software Developer, Vining Sparks, Memphis, TN

36. Diem-Trang Pham
Graduation Date: Spring 2016
Thesis Title: An alignment-free method for profiling microbial community using genomic specific mearkers
Thesis Mentor: Dr. V. Phan
Subsequent Position: Ph.D. Student at Dept. of Computer Science, University of Memphis

35. Evan Savage
Graduation Date: Spring 2016
Project Title:Evaluation of Methods for Deciphering Transcriptional Regulatory Networks
Mentor: Dr. R. Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Genome Explorations / Compass Labs

34. Oluwaseun Ajayi
Graduation Date: Fall 2015
Project Title: Strategic investment decision making algorithms in network design problems
Mentor: Dr. R. Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

33. Farzana Sharmin
Graduation Date: Fall 2014
Project Title: Evaluation of a set of tools for optimal de novo assembly of bacterial genome
Mentor: Dr. R. Homayouni
Subsequent Position:

32. Hossein Taghizad
Graduation Date: Fall 2014
Project Title: Strategic investment decision making algorithms in network design problems
Mentor: Dr. S. Mishra
Subsequent Position:

31. Sk MD Nahid Hasan
Graduation Date: Summer 2014
Thesis Title: Identifying TF Target genes Using Natural Language Processing and Literature Based Discovery Approach
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Programmer/Developer, Epic, Verona, Wisconsin

30. Kevin O'Kello
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Project Title: Analysis of performance of short-read aligners on the Human Genome based on various sequence complexity measures
Mentor: Dr. Vinhthuy Phan
Subsequent Position:

29. Quang Minh Tran
Graduation Date: Spring 2014
Thesis Title: Using Multiple Genomes to Capture Genomic Variations and Align Short Reads
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Vinhthuy Phan
Subsequent Position: PhD student, Dept. of Computer Science, U of M

28. Karththikka Muthukuri
Graduation Date: Fall 2013
Thesis Title: Query-Based Sampling and Local Semantic Analysis to Model Network of Association Between Drugs and Diseases
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Mohammed Yeasin
Subsequent Position:

27. Jingnan Zhao
Graduation Date: Fall 2012
Project Title: Comparison and optimization of assembly methods for de novo sequencing of Group A Streptococcal genomes
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Federal Express Revenue Management Analyst

26. Tina Chou
Graduation Date: Fall 2012
Project Title: Genome-Wide Mapping of Polymorphism Pattern in Tomato Genome
Mentor: Dr. Takuya Nakazato
Subsequent Position: Auto Zone ECommerce Programmer

25. Sai Lahari Kommana
Graduation Date: Fall 2012
Project Title: The Development and Testing of SAS Macros
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Baptist Memorial Hospital

24. Supriyapriadar Pati
Graduation Date: Summer 2012
Thesis Title: Annotation of CYP family genes in Harmonia axyridis and comparative study of cytochrome P450 genes in Harmonia axyridis AND Tribolium castaneum
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Duane McKenna
Subsequent Position: Employed and Conch Technologies

23. Behrouz Madahian
Graduation Date: Fall 2011
Thesis Title: System Dynamics modeling of childhood obesity
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Ph.D. Student, U of M Department of Mathematical Sciences

22. Banoo Madhanagopal
Graduation Date: Fall 2011
Project Title: Prioritization of genes in transformed cell lines of human breast epithelial cells by Latent Semantic Indexing
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Programmer at Quintiles

21. Fazle Faisal
Graduation Date: Fall 2011
Thesis Title: Computer Network of Diseases and Pharmacological Entities Through the Integration of Distributed Literature Mining and Ontology Mapping
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Mohammed Yeasin
Subsequent Position: Ph.D. Student, The University of Notre Dame

20. Nam Vo
Graduation Date: Summer 2011
Thesis Title: Analysis of Microarray Data with Directed Graphs
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Vinthuy Phan
Subsequent Position: Ph.D. Student U of M Department of Computer Sciences

19. Vida Abedi
Graduation Date: Spring 2011
Thesis Title: Knowledge Discovery Through Large-Scale Literature-Mining of Biological Text-Data
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Mohammed Yeasin
Subsequent Position: Instructor at University of Memphis

18. Vijay Pidikiti
Graduation Date: Fall 2010
Project Title: Analyzing the Affymetrix Tiling array data by using Starr Package
Mentor: Dr. E. Olúṣẹ́gun George
Subsequent Position:

17. Somanath Pilla
Graduation Date: Fall 2010
Thesis Title: Codon Bias Can Only Partially Explain Stop Signal Profile in Bacteria
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Tit-Yee Wong
Subsequent Position: Project Lead at Raymond James Financial Inc.

16. Laasya Priya Vadlamudi
Graduation Date: Fall 2010
Project Title: ColonyTrak: A web tool and database system for managing experimental animal models
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Federal Express Strategic Marketing Analyst

15. Akhilesh Kaushal
Graduation Date: Summer 2010
Project Title:
Mentor: Dr. E. Olúṣẹ́gun George
Subsequent Position: PhD Student in School of Public Health, University of Memphis

14. Ashutosh K Pandey
Graduation Date: Fall 2009
Project Title: Gene queries with disambiguation to retrieve relevant abstracts through PubMed
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni and Dr. Rob Williams
Subsequent Position: Ph.D Student, Integrated Program Biomedical Science, UT Health Science Center, Memphis TN.

13. Naga Satya V Rao Nagisettyi
Graduation Date: Fall 2009
Project Title: Biomedical image based knowledge management system
Project Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Bioinformatics Research Specialist, Children's Foundation Research Institute Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN.

12. Haritha Malempati
Graduation Date: Summer 2009
Project Title: Effect of latent semantic indexing rank-k on gene synonym retrieval
Mentor: Dr. Mohammed Yeasin and Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: SAP Basis Administrator at MSR COSMOS, St. Louis

11. Preethi Katragadda
Graduation Date: Fall 2008
Project Title: Effect of Gene Aliases in Abstract Retrieval Using PubMed
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: .Net developer in Viraj LLC

10. Sujoy Roy
Graduation Date: Fall 2008
Thesis Title: A Text Mining Framework for Predicting Gene Regulatory Information from Biomedical Literature
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: PhD Student in Computer Science, University of Memphis

9. Ebony Smith
Graduation Date: Fall 2008
Project Title: Development of a Method for Detecting the Early Warning Signs of Pediatric Sepsis
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni and Dr. W. Joseph Ketcherside
Subsequent Position: LeBonheur Children's Research Hospital

8. Marrein Agwaro
Graduation Date: Summer 2008
Project Title: Developing a Mammalian gene Database and web-tool
Mentor: Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Subsequent Position: Professional Work Fellow at Educational Testing Service (ETS)

7. Kranthi K Koganti
Graduation Date: Summer 2008
Project Title: On Nonparametric Meta-Analysis of Microarray data
Mentor: Dr. E. Olúṣẹ́gun George
Current Position: N/A

6. Sreedhar Sontineni
Graduation Date: Summer 2008
Project Title: A Novel Machine Learning Approach to Microarray Cancer Data Analysis
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Julia Krushkal and Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Current Position: N/A

5. Nick Furlotte
Graduation Date: Summer 2008
Thesis Title: Literature-based evaluation of microarray normalization procedures
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Rob Williams and Dr. Ramin Homayouni
Current Position: 23andMe Statistical Geneticist

4. Allen Thomas
Graduation Date: Spring 2008
Thesis Title: Stability of RNA structural motifs and its influence on editing efficiency by adar
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Thomas Sutter
Current Position: FedEx Programmer

3. Quynh T. Tran
Graduation Date: Fall 2007
Thesis Title: Clustering Genes Based on Profiles of RNA Response: Analysis of a Multiple Treatments Microarray Experiment, with Application to Cancer Chemoprevention
Thesis Mentor: Dr. E. Olúṣẹ́gun George
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Preventative Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

2. Jahangheer Shaik
Graduation Date: Fall 2007
Thesis Title: Visualization techniques for microarray data
Thesis Mentor: Dr. Mohammed Yeasin
Current Position: Staff Scientist, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

1. Haibao Wan
Graduation Date: Fall 2007
Thesis Title: Analysis of gene expression data using hierarchical Bayesian and gene set enrichment procedures
Thesis Mentor: Dr. E. Olúṣẹ́gun George
Current Position: Staff Scientist, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN