Michael DeGiorgio, principal investigator. Michael received his B.S. in mathematics and in computer science from the University of Central Florida in 2006, his M.S. in bioinformatics from the University of Michigan in 2008, and his Ph.D. in bioinformatics from the University of Michigan in 2011. He was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and joined the faculty of the Department of Biology at Pennsylvania State University in January 2014.


Xiaoheng Cheng, graduate student in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences.


Alex Harris, graduate student in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences.


Mehreen Mughal, graduate student in Bioinformatics and Genomics.




Previous members

    Hillary Koch, graduate student in Statistics, June 2016-May 2017

    Carlos Prada, postdoc (joint with Mónica Medina), October 2014-April 2016 (next position as Tupper postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)

    Joe Gardner, undergraduate in physics, June 2014-April 2015 (next position as Junior Associate at Mu Sigma)

    Ashley Hall, undergraduate in mathematics, June 2014-April 2015 (next position as Federal Risk Analyst at Deloitte)

    Divya Jagadeesh, undergraduate in mathematics, October 2014-January 2015 (next position as IT Intern at The Dow Chemical Company)

    Michelle Kim, undergraduate in biology, June 2014-April 2016 (next position as Ph.D. student at Georgia Institute of Technology)

    Jesse Schneider, undergraduate in biology, September 2014-December 2015

    Cheng Xu, graduate rotation student in MCIBS, November 2015-December 2015