The elected members oversee the administration of the BGSA and serve as the first line of communication between the Bioinformatics graduate students and the campus-wide GSA. Listed below are the leading members for the 2022-2023 academic year and their respective backgrounds/current work.

President – Nathan Harry                                                                               Vice President – Jorden Rabasco

Treasurer – Dillon Llyod                                                                                         Secretary – Umang Joshi

I am a 4th year Ph.D candidate in the Functional Genomics program at NCstate. As a member of the Zakas lab, I work on developmental transcriptomics and regulation in the species Streblospio benedicti. I currently serve as the Bioinformatics Graduate Student Association (BGSA) president, having previously served as its treasurer, and teach the undergraduate elementary genetics laboratory.

I am originally from the New England area and I did my undergrad at Brandeis University. There I studied Biology and Computer Science while working in a genetics lab. After graduating I worked in a Neuroscience lab at Brandeis University, then a genetics lab at Harvard Medical School identifying and studying previously uncharacterized small open reading frames.

I started my PhD in 2020, drawn to the interdisciplinary nature of the NCSU bioinformatics program. Currently, I am an incoming third year working in the Callahan lab. My research focuses on software development and tool generation for biologists and the online microbiome/dna analysis community as a whole.

Hi! My name is Dillon Llyod and I am a third year Bioinformatics PhD student working in Dr. Motsinger-Reif’s lab at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). I will be serving as Treasurer for the BGSA this year. I primarily work on the interactions between human health and the exposome.

Hello! My name is Umang Joshi and I am a second year PhD student in the Bioinformatics program and am currently serving as the secretary of the BGSA. A little about me, I grew up in Ohio, Cincinnati to be exact, and went to Xavier University, a college there. I received a BS in Biology and a BS in Computer Science from Xavier before coming to NCSU. Currently, as a second year student, I am rotating with Dr. Allison Motsinger-Reif’s lab at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The work I am currently doing revolves around human health and genetics.