Having degrees in epidemiology and bioinformatics drives my natural inclination to look for patterns to find order in chaos. Advances in high throughput sequencing technology has led to a deluge of data making it imperative to develop new algorithms to parse the information.

My work in the lab includes bioinformatics pipeline management and development for exome and RNA sequencing data. I will be using existing methods and developing new network based approaches to data analysis. My goal is to define the stochastic processes that drive the neurodevelopmental networks using vast databases of information available for the learning process and testing these on new data generated in the lab through sequencing of new cohorts with neurodevelopmental disorders. The hypothesis that cerebral palsy has genetic component/s embedded in the neurodevelopmental networks will be studied bioinformatically using available data resources and also confirmed using data generated in the lab.