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  • Jordi Abante Llenas

    Jordi Abante Llenas

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Data Sciences

    BioIn 2014 I received my BS in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, where I majored in power electronics and signals. During my undergraduate, I served as the Team Captain of the ETSEIB Formula Student team, where I helped develop the first electric vehicle for the school. After graduating, I went on to obtain an MS from the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. There, I joined the Center for Bioinformatics and Genomic Systems Engineering, where I was involved in several computational genomics research projects under Dr. Aniruddha Datta. In 2015, I was awarded the “la Caixa” fellowship to pursue research in computational biology during my Ph.D. as a member of the Goutsias lab, developing computational methods to study epigenetic signatures in close collaboration with the Feinberg lab of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to my research and Ph.D. coursework, I earned an MS focused on statistical learning from the Applied Mathematics & Statistics department at Johns Hopkins University in 2018. After successfully defending my dissertation entitled “Statistical Signal Processing Methods for Epigenetic Landscape Analysis” on May 10 of 2021, I joined Salzman’s lab at Stanford University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow being awarded the postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics.

  • Hoda S. Abdel Magid

    Hoda S. Abdel Magid

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Health Policy

    BioMy research is focused on understanding how place affects health.

    To understand why this is both interesting and important you need to know: 

    (1) Place affects health. Where individuals live, work, go to school shapes their individual health. 
    (2) Social determinants of health (e.g. income, employment) affect chronic disease behaviors. These include the ability to exercise, access nutritious food, receive mental health care. 
    (3) Social determinants of health affect chronic disease outcomes (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, or obesity). 
    (4) Socially marginalized populations including individuals of low socioeconomic status and racially marginalized communities have the highest risk for many chronic disease behaviors and outcomes. This disproportionate risk is largely due to the contextual health influences of the physical and social environment. 

    Methodologically, I am currently working to develop a specific epidemiologic framework for utilizing electronic health records, survey, and geographic data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial methods to reduce health disparities among socially marginalized populations. Merging clinical data with data on social determinants of health in a spatial epidemiology framework effectively allows us to ask and answer questions about how place affects health.

  • Ryuichiro Abe

    Ryuichiro Abe

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Emergency Medicine

    BioDr. Ryuichiro Abe was a clinical doctor majoring in Intensive Care Medicine and Anesthesiology (Certificated in 2019 and 2018, respectively by Japanese Board). Based on the clinical experiences, he decided to be devoted to basic research for bacteriology. His research interests focus on improving the diagnosis of bacterial infection to treat patients more appropriately and preventing the dissemination of antimicrobial drug resistance.

  • Julia Abitbol

    Julia Abitbol

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests are to identify genes that may enhance cochlear regeneration in an effort to treat patients with hearing loss.

  • Suman Acharya

    Suman Acharya

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Immunology and Rheumatology

    BioResearch focus: Immunology and Rheumatology, Immune metabolism