Nick’s research focuses on developing computational approaches to identify genes and the mechanisms that contribute to complex disease risk. He is also interested in the influence of selection in shaping the genetic architecture for complex disease across diverse populations. Prior to joining USC, Nick was a postdoc in Dr. Bogdan Pasaniuc’s lab at UCLA. Before that, he received his PhD in Computer Science from Georgia State University studying with Dr. Alex Zelikovsky.
Shyamalika is a postdoctoral researcher in the Mancuso lab. As a PhD student at Stony Brook University, she studied epigenetic signatures of aging in diverse human populations and the demographic history of hunter-gatherers. Her primary research interests are in understanding the historical factors and biological mechanisms that drive population-level variation in complex traits, such as disease susceptibility or severity.
Tsz Fung Chan
Tsz Fung is a Ph.D. student in Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine since 2019. Before joining the group, he received his Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (minor in Computer Science) and M.Phil. in Bioinformatics from the University of Hong Kong, where he
studied genetic variation in Epstein-Barr virus. Working with Drs Nick Mancuso and Charleston Chiang in the Center for Genetic Epidemiology, he is interested in developing methods for analyzing genomic data of admixed populations.