People
Professor
 Yanbin Yin | Faculty page | Google Scholar
B.S., Yantai University (2000); Ph.D., Peking University (2005); Postdoc and Research Scientist, SUNY-Buffalo (2005-2007) and University of Georgia (2007-2012)

Research Associate
 Xuehuan Feng (UNL postdoc)
Ph.D, Northern Illinois University (2016)

 Nousias Orestis (UNL postdoc)
Ph.D, University of Crete (2021)


Graduate Students
 Yuchen Yan (UNL FDST PhD student, 2020-)
BS, UNL FSDT (2020)

 Xinpeng Zhang (UNL FDST PhD student, 2021-)
BS, UNL FDST (2021)

 Jerry Akresi (UNL FDST MS student, 2021-)
BS, University of Cape Coast Biochemistry, Ghana (2019)

 Ved Piyush (UNL Statistics PhD student, 2021-)
MS, University of Minnesota (2018)

 Minal Khatri (UNL CSE PhD student, 7/11/2022-)
MS, University of Nebraska (2019)

 Vaishnavi Annabhemoju (UNL CSE MS student, 1/2023-)
BS, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (2019)


Undergraduates
 Kevin Prososki (UNL Biochem)
Undergrad RA, 9/2022-


Visiting Scholars

Previous memebers
 Xiaoxiao Liu (UNL FDST)
Undergrad RA, 8/2022-5/2023

 Qiwei Ge (UNL CSE MS student, 2021-2023, received MS degree in CS)
BE, UNL CSE (2021)

 Jinfang Zheng (UNL postdoc, 2019-2023, now Principal Investigator at ZheJiang Lab, Hangzhou, China)
Ph.D, Huanzhong University of Science and Technology (2019)

 Bowen Yang (UNL FDST PhD student, 2017-2023, received PhD 2023, now Bioinformatics Scientist at Stowers Institute for Medical Research)
BS, Dalian University of Technology, China (2015); MS, Rutgers University (2017)

 Xinyuan Zhang (UNL FDST)
Undergrad RA, 9/2022-12/2022

 Tang Li (UNL RA, 2019-2022), now at BGI-Shenzhen
BS, UNL FSDT (2019), MS UNL FSDT (2021)

 Ria Feidaki (University of the Aegean visiting PhD student, 2/2021-8/2022)

 Boyang Hu (UNL CSE PhD student, 5/23/2022-8/23/2022)
MS, University of Maryland (2013)

 Yuxiao Lu (UNL FDST)
Undergrad RA, 3/2022-6/2022

 Ran Ye (UNL Math)
Undergrad RA, 2/2022-3/2022

 Tram Nguyen (UNL Math)
Undergrad RA, 5/2021-8/2021

 Michael Israel (UNL CBIO PhD student, rotation, 2021 summer)
MS, UIUC (2019)

 Yinchao He (UNL CSE)
CSE RA, 5/2020-7/2021, now grad student in UCSD

 Pengxiang Zhang (UNL CSE)
CSE RA, 5/2020-7/2021, now grad student in Northwestern U

 Liyuan Wu(UNL FDST, 2020 Fall)
FDST RA

 Xiaoming Song (North China S&T U, 2019-2020)
Associate Prof

 Catherine Ausland (NIU BIOS PhD student, 2017-2020, received PhD 2020, now Genomic Data Analyst of NIH Genomic Data Commons at U of Chicago)
BS, Elmhurst University (2014); MS, Northern Illinois University (2016)

 Daniel Paterson (NIU Bioinfo MS student, 2018-, co-advised with Dr. Ana Calvo, received MS 2020)
BS, Southern Illinois University (2015)

 Xin Cheng (JiangXi Agriculture U, 2019-2020)
Associate Prof

 Bo Zheng (Beijing Institute of Technology visiting PhD student, 2019-2020)

 Yiyi Cheng (UNL FDST)
Research Intern, 2019-2020

 Lauren Orton (NIU BIOS PhD student, 2015-2020, coadvised with Dr. Duvall, received PhD in BIOS)
BS, Iowa State University (2009); MS, Northern Illinois University (2015)

 Yifan Wu (UNL FDST undergrad 2020 Spring)
Research Intern

 Fei Xing (UNL CBIO PhD student, 2019 Fall)
BS, Sichuan University, China (2016); MS, Shandong University (2019)

 Sarah Entwistle (NIU Bioinfo MS student, 2017-2019, received MS in Bioinfo, now at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as Bioinformatics Scientist)
BS, Northern Illinois University (2017), also worked as undergrad RA 2016-2017 on NIH grant

 
Javi Gomez
CS undergraduate student RA 2018 Spring on NSF grant (now at Discover Bank)

 
Mohamad Majd Raslan
CS undergraduate student RA 2018 Spring on NIH grant -

 
Samuel Ogunbode
BIOS RA student on NSF grant Fall 2018

 
Natalie Yass
BIOS 370 student Spring 2018

 Dikshyant Gautam (BIOS PhD student, 2018)
BS, Purbanchal University (2016)

 Philippe Dovoedo(Statistics PhD student intern 2018)
MS, Heriot-Watt University, UK (2014)

 
Alisha Blake
BIOS RA student on NSF grant Summer 2017 - Summer 2018

 Xueqiong Li (Bioinfo MS student, 2015-2018, received MS in Bioinfo, now MS student in CS NIU)
BS, Southeast University of China (2015)

 Bandana Sharma Chapagain (Bioinfo MS student, 2016-2018, now PhD student at UT Arlington)
BS, Kathmandu University, Nepal (2014)

 Tanner Yohe (received BS in CS 2018, now software engineer at Publicis.Sapient)
CS undergraduate student RA 2017 Summer -

 Elisabeth Fitzek (part-time postdoc, 2014-2017, now Faculty at Bielefeld University)
Ph.D, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2012)

 
Harry Chieng
BIOS 370 student Spring 2018

 Kyle Inthabandith
BIOS 370 student Summer 2017

 Marcus Nguyen (CS Master student, 2015-2017), now researcher at Argonne National Laboratory
BS, Northern Illinois University (2014)

 Yasong Yang (Statistics Ph.D. student, research volunteer Fall 2016)
Statistics MS, Northern Illinois University (2014)

 Jingwan Li
CS student volunteer Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

 Sydney Wieczorek
BIOS 370 student Spring 2016

 Slafa Aslam
BIOS 370 student Spring 2016

 Qasim Rajih (received MS in Spring 2016)
BS, Babylon University, Iraq (1995)

 Amol Shah (received BS in BIOS and MS in CS 2018, now at Abbott Laboratories)
BIOS 370 student Spring & Fall 2015

 Alex Ekstrom (received BS from computer science, now at software engineer Backstop Solutions at Chicago)
Research Assistant (CS) supported by Research & Artistry Award 2013

 Xueqiong Li
visiting Research Fellow (2015) from Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

 Jessica Morgan
BIOS 370 student Spring & Summer 2015

 Rahil Taujale (received MS, now at UGA's Bioinfo PhD program)
BS, Kathmandu University (2012)

 Marcus Nguyen
Research Assistant (CS) supported by Research & Artistry Award 2014

 Rhiannon Balazic (received BS, now at Kent State U's College of Podiatric Medicine)
BIOS 499 (Directed Research University Honors) student Spring 2015

 Ashley Purintun (received BS, now at NIU's Teacher Licensure Program)
BIOS 370 student Fall 2014&Spring 2015

 Vamshi Polapally (CS)
Research assistant
 Blake Fritz
Research Assistant (CS) supported by Research & Artistry Award 2014

 Emrose Bachhal
BIOS 370 student Summer 2014
 Huansheng Cao (postdoc, now Faculty at Duke-Kunshan)
Ph.D, Fordham University (2012)

 Daniel Sorensen
BIOS 370 student Summer&Fall 2013 and then supported by the Undergraduate Research Assistantships Spring 2014

 Michael Lewis
BIOS 370 student Summer 2014
 Chenshuang Lu
Statistician intern (Statistics MS, now PhD student at Kansas State U Statistics)

 Hao Shen
Statistician intern (Statistics MS, now PhD student at NIU Statistics)
 Joel Dennison
Summer intern (BIOS)
 Tony Pergrossi
Research Assistant (CS) supported by Research & Artistry Award 2013

 Nathan McGinn
Research Assistant (CS), supported by the Undergraduate Research Assistantships Fall 2012 (now Software Developer at Graybar, Saint Louis, Missouri)

 Manju Rupani
Data analyst