Arko Sen completed his Ph.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine and his postdoctoral work in Graham McVicker’s Lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He is a computational biologist by training and works on understanding the contribution of non-coding genetic variation in tumorigenesis of pediatric cancers. In his free time, Arko is into rock climbing, hiking, and reading.

Brianna Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Birmingham Southern College. She is a computational analyst for the Sen Cancer Genomics Laboratory and will be collaborating with graduate students and postdocs on bioinformatics projects. In her free time, Brianna enjoys gardening, painting, and hiking.

Ian Doty graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Mississippi and a M.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida. He has over 5 years of research experience in Ophthalmology and Cystic Fibrosis. He is the lab manager for the Sen Cancer Genomics Laboratory. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, reading a good fantasy novel, hanging out with his dogs, and eating/talking about food!

Shruti Kapoor completed her PhD from CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India. She is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at Heersink School of Medicine and Department of Genetics, UAB in collaboration with Anindya Dutta and Sen lab. She is trained as a computational biologist with an understanding of molecular experimental techniques. Her doctoral thesis involved understanding the role of noncoding RNAs in developmental and disease genomics using the muti-omics approach. Currently, her research involves understanding the biology of noncoding RNA and genomic instability in cancer focusing on gliomas. Shruti in her free time likes to travel and read.

Victoria Flanary graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is now an MD-PhD graduate trainee in the Sen Cancer Genomics Lab, studying the gene regulatory mechanisms driving treatment resistance in neuroblastoma. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, experimenting with new food recipes, and snuggling with her cat, Mango.

Other Trainees: Tioluwani V Ibitoye (MS intern), Amelia Ellison (Undergraduate intern)