I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. My research group develops computational approaches that can leverage large-scale genomic data to gain testable insights into infectious disease biology, focusing on microbial genotypes, phenotypes, and diseases. I also teach fundamentals of data analysis, visualization, and reproducible research, especially programming to diverse groups in non-traditional settings. As part of this effort, I founded R-Ladies East Lansing, R-Ladies Aurora, Women+ Data Science, and AsiaR, three organizations that promote diversity in data science through meetups & webinars. Our recent work was featured in the CU newsletter.



  • PhD in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, 2011

    Virginia Tech | Blacksburg, VA

  • BTech in Biotechnology, 2006

    Anna University | Chennai, India