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Fahim Mohammad accepts Harvard Research Fellow after defending his PH.D. Dissertation

Mr. Fahim Mohammad has defended his Ph. D. dissertation on June 18, 2012 and accepted a research fellow position at Harvard Medical School and will be working with Prof. Ramy Arnaout. Dr. Eric Rouchka was his Ph.D. advisor.


(l to r)Dr. Jeffrey Petruska, Dr. Ibrahim Imam, Dr. Adel Elmaghraby, Fahim Mohammad, Dr. Eric Rouchka, Dr. Ming Ouyang

Fahim Mohammad's dissertation includes developing a novel approach to detect interactions/pathway between two tissues. Due to technical limitations, current high-throughput gene expression analysis techniques are incapable to detect inter-cellular interactions. He used a systems-based meta-analytic technique to mitigate some of these problems. He also developed a tool, AbsIDconvert, that perform gene ID conversion at sequence level. This tool uses interval-tree data structure to store genetic annotations in computer memory. Other than ID conversion, this tool is capable to perform comparative genomics, cross-species and cross-platform data analysis, and revalidation of old results reported in manuscripts. More information and related publications can be found on http://bioinformatics.louisville.edu/lab/.

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