Current Lab Members

Faisal Ahmad

MD student

Young-Jun Choi, PhD

Staff Scientist

Young-Jun’s research focuses on the study of the helminth parasites involved in neglected tropical diseases that cause suffering among some of the world’s poorest communities. He uses comparative and population genomic approaches to make discoveries that improve our understanding of parasite biology and our ability to control these infections.

Austin L Drury

Graduate Rotation Student

Hyeim Jung

PhD Student

John C Martin

Mgr, App Programming & Development

John Martin has been with the MGI for more than 20 years and for most of that time has been a part of Dr. Mitreva’s lab.  John locates & implements (or develops) applications for the group as needed, does data processing, provides informatics support and oversees the IT needs of the group.

Bruce Rosa, PhD

Assistant Professor

Bruce has worked in Dr. Mitreva’s lab since 2012. His bioinformatics projects focus on analysis and interpretation of high throughput datasets including genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics, of parasitic helminths, humans and mice, as well as human microbiomes.

Kumar Sachin Singh

Postdoc Research Associate

Sachin’s primary interest is to understand the mechanism and interference of different metabolites of pathogena and their response in the host, most importantly host-pathogen interaction. He is also involved in the discovery of novel drug targets and development of noble antimicrobials/antiparasitic small molecules against different infectious diseases.

Rahul Tyagi, PhD

Staff Scientist

Rahul has worked with Dr. Mitreva for more than 7 years and led multiple projects including those that involved comparative parasite genomics, drug discovery, metabolic networks, non-coding RNA discovery etc. He has also been an important part of multiple collaborative projects involving genomic, transcriptomic and chemigenomic analyses. 

Samuel Uzoechi, PhD

Postdoc Research Associate

Sam is currently involved in multiple projects in Mitreva Lab which include comparative parasite genomics, neglected tropical diseases, helminths, and helminth infections, Omics driven helminth research, and characterization and validation of drug targets and anthelmintic drugs.

Lab Alumni

NameMitrevaLab positionCurrent positionLink
Sahar Abubucker, MSProgrammer Analyst (2005-2012)Senior Data Scientist, SanofiLinkedin
Brit Andersen, PhDGraduate student (2014-2018)WUSM MD student 
Veena Bhonagiri, MSProgrammer Analyst  
Darius BostUndergraduate student (2014)Graduate student at WashU in St. Louis 
Keerthana ChintalapatiUndergraduate student (2018)Undergraduate student at WashU in St. Louis 
Yenny Djuardy, MD, PhDVisiting scholar (2013)Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universities Indonesia, JakartaLinkedin
Xin Gao, PhDPost-Doctoral researcher (2011-2015)Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland at College ParkLinkedin
Michael GuzmanRotation student (2014)WashU PhD student (Bose Lab)Linkedin
Esley Heizer, PhDPost-Doctoral researcher (2010-2012)Systems Engineer at Applied SystemsLinkedin
Esha Jian, MSUndergraduate student (2013)Associate Computational Biologist II at Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardLinkedin
Yanyan Jian, MD, PhDVisiting scholar (2016)Chinese CDC, Shanghai, China 
Karthik Kota, MSProgrammer Analyst (2009-2012)Sr Software Engineer @ Stanford Health CareLinkedin
Lucja Labuda, PhDVisiting scholar (2014)Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands 
Samantha McNulty, PhDPost-Doctoral researcher (2013-2016)Project Manager, Genomics and Pathology Services, WUSMWUSM link
Kathie Mihindukulasuriya, PhDStaff Scientist (2014-2015)Staff Scientist at Washington University in St. LouisLinkedin
Jess Millar, MDSummer student (2013)NSF Graduate Research FellowLinkedin
Elaine Otchere, MA, MDMA/MD Graduate student (2016-2017)MD student 
Phil OzerskyProgrammer Analyst (2013-2015)Bioinformatics and Database developer at Donald Danforth Plant Science CenterLinkedin
Roni PartikovaVisiting Scholar (2018)M.Sc. Student at Ludwig-Maximilians UniversityLinkedin
Kym PepinMgr, App Programming & Development (2009-2016)Clinical Research Coordinate at WUSMLinkedin
Sadhna Rana, PhDPost-Doctoral researcher (2008-2011)Senior Scientist at Tata Consultancy ServicesLinkedin
Samantha ScottVisiting Scholar(2019)MD student 
Caroline SnowdenVisiting Scholar (2018)MD student 
Jose Dylan SosaUndergraduate student (2015)Graduate student 
Sasi SuruliraiProgrammer Analyst (2009-2010)  
Yat Tang, PhDPost-Doctoral researcher (2011-2013)Orthodontic Resident at University of Nebraska Medical CenterLinkedin
Christy Taylor, PhDStaff Scientist (2009-2012)Associate Science Fellow and Computational Protein Design Lead at Bayer Crop ScienceLinkedin
Qi Wang, PhDStaff Scientist (2012-2015)Assistant research professor at Arizona State UniversityLinkedin
Zhengyuan Wang, PhDPost-Doctoral researcher (2007-2011)Principal Bioinformatics Scientist at AbbVieLinkedin
Yong Yin, PhDPost-Doctoral researcher (2005-2009)Insect Protection Trait Portfolio Project Lead for Corn Rootworm Control, Associate Science Fellow at Bayer Crop ScienceLinkedin
Xu ZhangProgrammer Analyst (2009-2015) Linkedin
Alan ZhuUndergraduate student (2020)