Alumni (Utah State University)
HPC Administrator | BSc Computer Engineering
Colin is the systems administrator for the High-Performance Computer that is in the Bioinformatics Lab. In his spare time, he likes to work on designing a Robotic Autonomous Vehicle with the AVC team. He is a passionate Linux user and loves to program. He is currently studying computer engineering at Utah State University.
PhD | Plant Biochemistry
Miss Simardeep Kaur is a Nehru Doctoral Fulbright fellow at KAABiL Laboratory, USU. Her doctoral thesis focuses on deciphering the microRNA related modulations in contrasting rice genotypes under drought stress. As a Fulbright fellow she will be learning bioinformatic tools and softwares for comprehensive analysis of the data generated from her molecular biology related work from wet-lab experiments. She will be improving her skills to handle larger data set like those for methylome, transcriptome, lncRNAs, miRNAs, validation techniques and their analysis so that she can integrate molecular biology with bioinformatics to develop the drought tolerant agricultural crops.
BSc Biological Engineering
Kolton is a Biological Engineering major and is working on a minor in Computer Science. He wants to use computers to solve modern-day biological problems. He enjoys eating, sleeping and working out.
Mitchell is an undergraduate student at Utah Valley University majoring in Biotechnology. He aspires to go into software engineering where he can solve biological problems with technology. During the summer of 2022, Mitchell will be working as an intern at Utah State University in the Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences department. During Mitchell's free time he enjoys camping and studying map topography.
HPC Administrator | BSc Biochemistry
Shelby is a Biochemistry major who aspires to go into software engineering. He has worked with mobile apps, websites (including the front and back end), and desktop applications. He is a percussionist in his spare time.
MS Student | PSC
Cristian is a Plant Science MS student from Colombia. After completing his BS (Computer Science: Universidad del Valle; Cali, Colombia), he worked as a Research Assistant at CIAT(CGIAR) and the Colombian Sugarcane Research Center before joining the Kaundal Bioinformatics Laboratory. After his graduation, he plans to go back to Colombia to join his family, then pursue a Ph.D. to become a professor.
Ph.D. Research Assistant | CS
Kaige Zhang is a research associate at The Center for Integrated BioSystems. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science with Utah State University in 2019, the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2011, and M.S. degree in signal and information processing from Harbin Engineering University, China, in 2014. His research interests include computer vision, ML, and their applications in intelligent transportation systems and smart agricultural systems.
HPC Administrator | CS
Matthew is the systems administrator of the high performance cluster for the bioinformatics group. A passionate Linux enthusiast, his work includes bioinformatics programming and teaching Linux to new users. Matthew is starting an MS in Computer Science this spring and hopes to add a Master's in statistics to his plan of study.
MS Student | CS
Nikhil is a Computer Science graduate student at USU. His bachelor's degree is in Information Technology from Osmania University, India. His research focus is in Bioinformatics. He is currently working on deep learning, developing prediction models for subcellular localization in human and arabidopsis genome and creating an SSR prediction database. He is also actively studying algorithms and event-driven programming.
MS Student | MIS