Rhishikesh Bargaje

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Complex Systems Winter School 2015

I am a Post-doctoral fellow in Leroy Hood lab at Institute for Systems Biology. I am currently working on generating single-cell gene expression data during cardiac differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells to understand the processes of decision-making during such critical state transitions and create a theoretical framework for predicting such events. Additionally, we are using mouse models of Glioblastoma (GBM) and undertaking systems approach to understand how cancer initiates and progresses in otherwise healthy cells. Recently, I have been introduced to nonlinear stochastic dynamics and I am hating the fact that I didn’t study Math and physics after high school. This is my chance to get some basic understanding of such systems. I completed my Ph.D. in Biotechnology at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology with Beena Pillai. My thesis focused on identifying and characterizing the role of miRNAs in gene expression through the generation and analysis of multi-omic data from human and mouse cells. I like to go hiking and I am passionate about capturing wild-life in my camera. Website