Our Team

The Team
Andrew Su is a Professor in the Department of Integrative, Structural and Computational Biology at the Scripps Research Institute. Prior to joining Scripps in July 2011, he was the Associate Director of Bioinformatics at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in San Diego, CA. more...

Chunlei Wu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative, Structural and Computational Biology at the Scripps Research Institute. Formerly a member of the lab, he has become principal investigator of his own lab and remains a close collaborator. more…

Ginger Tsueng joined the lab in May 2014 as the Scientific Outreach Project Manager. She has a strong interest in citizen science, crowdsourcing, and information extraction. She writes blog posts, tweets, etc. for the various projects in the lab while working on the Mark2Cure and the Gene Wiki projects. more…

Kevin Xin was once a graduate student who joined the lab in 2015. He finished his graduate studies in 2019 working on the MyVariant.info project and was hired as a staff scientist immediately thereafter. He works on the BioThings APIs and NCATs translator project. more…

Toby Li is a graduate student that joined in 2015. He has worked on a variety of projects ranging from crowd-sourcing entity relationship extractions, to predicting candidates for drug re-purposing. He munges, mops up, and mines massive, messy data for meaningful information. more…

Jake Bruggemann is a graduate student that officially joined the Su Lab in 2015. His background is in computation and mathematics, but his interests have since expanded to the realms of biology, bioinformatics, and statistics. He is working on crowdsourcing classifications in electron micrographs. more…

Karthik Gangavarapu is a graduate student who has multiple start dates with the lab. After two successful summers working with us through the Google Summer of Code, and joining the lab as an undergrad assistant in January 2014, he graduated, left, and returned to us in August of 2015. He works on the CVISB project. more…

Sebastien Lelong is a research programmer that joined in 2016. He previously applied his creative programming and engineering skills in the fields of bioinformatics, finance, and more recently towards the “Internet of Things”. He now works on extending the utility of mygene.info and the BioThings APIs. more…

Mike Mayers is a graduate student that joined in 2016. He is currently interested in working on solutions to some of the problems of Big Data as it relates to bioinformatics. He does a lot of data cleaning, munging, and mapping in order to develop algorithms for identifying drug repurposing candidates. more…

Laura Hughes is a research scientist that joined in 2017. She brings her brilliant design experience and excrutiatingly detailed knowledge of governmental processes to the projects at the Su Lab. She works on the ReFRAME project and is currently the chief data scientist for the CVISB project. more…

Marco Cano is a research programmer II that joined in 2018. He is a full stack web developer with a love for front-end design. He combines his experience in web and graphic design with his artistic sense to create a completely new user experience across multiple projects in the lab. He works on SmartAPI, BioThings APIs and more…

Roger Tu is a graduate student who joined the Su Lab in February 2019. His research background is a cross of bioinformatics, analytical chemistry, immunology, and material sciences. Roger is currently interested in the Wikidata project as well as other bioinformatics/genetics projects. more…

Kai-yu Chen is a graduate student who joined the Wu/Su labs in 2019. She received her master degree from UCLA in Bioengineering. She is interested in applying her data science skills towards biomedical applications and has been working on the BioThings projects as part of her rotation in the Wu Lab.more…

Sabah Ul-Hasan is an applied bioinformatics Lecturer and Postdoctoral Associate at Scripps Research since September 2019. She is active in social media outreach and enjoys improving data literacy for scientists and non-scientists alike through data and database accessibility. She works on the Gene Wiki / Wikidata project. more…

Andrea Hom is our administrative assistant extraordinaire. She is a roblem-solver and team-player that joined the lab in July of 2018. Since joining,she has already found ways to streamline various administrative processes in the lab and trained the team on newly-implemented, site-wide protocols. more…

Come back soon for more complete profiles (and possibly better pictures) of group members! In the mean time, apply to join our group!

Alumni
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Núria Queralt Rosinach is a postdoctoral associate that joined in 2016. She worked on biomedical discovery specifically on rare genetic diseases and left the lab in October of 2019. She has taken another post doctoral position in Boston. more…

Cyrus Afrasiabi is a research programmer that joined in 2015. He is an experienced bioinformatics application developer who has worked with a wide variety of biological data ranging from genomics to imaging and sound data. He now applies his terrific skill set to the BioThings API projects like myvariant.info. more…

Louis Gioia was a graduate student working in cancer genomics. He joined the lab in January 2014, and left in 2019. more…

Byung Ryul Jeon is a visiting scientist that joined in 2017 and left in 2019. He is an accomplished doctor and scholar interested in broadening his knowledge and honing his research skills

Shang-Fu (Shaun) Chen is a graduate student that rotated into the lab in 2018. He graduated from National Taiwan University

Nina Moore is a graduate student that rotated into the Wu lab in 2018. She graduated from DePauw University

Greg Stupp is a research scientist that joined the lab in September 2014 and left at the end of 2018. He organized the first BD2K Hackathon.

Derek Jow is a research intern for the summer of 2018. He is a computer science student at the University of California, San Diego

Michelle Fox is a summer intern selected by the Life Sciences Summer Institute. She is a high school student who joined in the summer of 2018.

Fatima Perez is a summer intern selected by the Life Sciences Summer Institute. She is a high school student who joined in the summer of 2018.

Sebastian Burgstaller was a postdoctoral associate that joined in 2015 and left in December of 2017. He accepted a postdoctoral associate position at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories in Vienna, Austria.

Max Nanis was a research programmer working on our Gene Wiki effort, Mark2Cure, and other projects. He joined the lab in June 2012 and physically left in October of 2017. He is still with us remotely.

Tim Putman is a postdoctoral associate that joined in 2015 and left in July 2017. He is now a Research Assistant Professor and Bioinformatics Software Developer at Oregon Health and Science University

Ben Good was an Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute. He joined the lab in July 2011, and left in July 2017.

Ramya Gamini was a postdoctoral associate that joined the lab in October 2014. As of July 2017, she is now a postdoctoral associate with Pfizer.

Julee Adesara was a Master’s student that joined in 2015. She worked on biothings.drugs project, and graduated in April 2017.

Sandip Chatterjee is a postdoctoral associate that joined in 2015. He was interested in applying natural language processing methods to try to make sense of the rapidly expanding biomedical literature, and left in July of 2016. He is now a Bioinformatics Data Specialist at Ancestry.com.

Jennifer Fouquier was a bioinformatics programmer that joined in 2015. She contributed to the Mark2Cure efforts, and left in June of 2016.

Erick R. Scott was a KL2 scholar and graduate student, who was a member of Peter G. Schultz’s lab and joined the Su lab in August 2014. He completed his studies in 2015, and is an assistant professor at Mount Sinai.

Salvatore Loguercio was a postdoctoral associate working on several projects related to the Gene Wiki and biological games. He joined the lab in January 2012, and left in June of 2015. Sal is now a staff scientist in the Balch lab here at TSRI.

Adam Mark was a graduate student interested in translational genomics and developing prescriptive tools. He joined the lab in January 2014, and left in May of 2015. Adam now works at Avera Health as a Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst.

Vyshakh Babji was a summer intern. He joined the lab in May 2014 to work on The Cure project, and left in April 2015. He is now a software engineer at RingCentral.

Tobias Meissner was a postdoctoral associate whose research focuses on using quantitative methods for biomedical discovery. He joined the lab in June 2013, and left in October 2014. He is now a Cancer Genomics Investigator at Avera Health.

Katie Fisch was a postdoctoral associate whose research focuses on using quantitative methods for biomedical discovery. She joined the lab in January 2013, left in September 2014, and is currently the Executive Director of UCSD’s Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Ian MacLeod was a Research Programmer on our BioGPS team. Prior to joining Scripps in July 2011 as an inaugural member of the lab, he was a Bioinformatics Programmer at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) in San Diego, CA, and he left for greener pastures in December 2012. He is currently a Senior Software Developer at Covario.

Erik Clarke was a research programmer working on our Gene Wiki effort. He was an inaugural member of the lab when we started here in July 2011, and he left for the University of Pennsylvania in August 2012 where he is currently a graduate student.

Shirley Willis was our administrative assistant. She joined the lab in July 2011 and retired in 2018

Marc Leglise (Software engineer) – Private software consultant
Yue Hue (Postdoctoral Associate) – Research Fellow, NCI
Jennifer Flyod (Postdoctoral Associate) – Technology & Patent Specialist, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
David Delano (Postdoctoral Associate) – Senior Product Manager, Illumina
Stephen Su (Postdoctoral Associate) – Senior Scientist, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
Jon Huss (Master’s student) – Principal Software Engineer
Banu Dost (Intern) – Software Engineer, Google