Welcome to the DBMI Page of Ninad Dewal!
Taken May 11, 2008
Department of Biomedical Informatics
622 West 168th Street
Vanderbilt Clinic, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10032
Electronic Correspondence (Academic):
ninad dot dewal at dbmi dot columbia dot edu
Electronic Correspondence (Personal):
ninad dot dewal at gmail dot com
Currently, I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Informatics program at Columbia University, New York. My graduate research advisor is Dr. Itsik Pe'er. My research interests include bioinformatics and computational biology, with a focus in computational cancer genetics and human genetics.
My graduate work has focused on examining genetic allelic imbalance in the context of somatic amplification in tumor data. More specifically, I am developing computational methods to explore links between inherited germline genetic variation and somatic copy number aberrations. For example, one hypothesis is that these germline variants confer risk of cancer development when present in a region of copy number gain in the tumor mass.
(To be completed…)
Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Informatics (Track: Bioinformatics) (2006 - Present)
Columbia University, New York, NY, Research Advisor: Itsik Pe'er
The gracious folks of DBMI offered me a spot, and I joined Columbia in Fall of 2006. I’ve loved the opportunities I received here – namely, the education and the research projects (see above) I was able to pursue. New York City has really grown on me. Not many other cities have the dynamic energy and diversity that you see in the Big Apple.
Roughly between UCSD and Columbia, I worked as a Software Engineer at Akonix Systems in downtown San Diego (bet. 2004 - 2006) and was in technical charge of the Akonix L7 Enforcer product.
Resume/CV: Please request via email.
I am also vegetarian, save for eating eggs from time to time. Cakes and cookies are too good to give up just yet...
"But if you make yourself more than just a man... If you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can't stop you... then you become something else entirely..."
"Legend, Mr. Wayne."
- exchange between Henri Ducard and Bruce Wayne, Batman Begins, 2005
I love that movie.