A Computational Cancer & Immunology lab at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research


Huy Dinh
Assistant Professor

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Huy did Ph.D. at the University of Vienna in Austria where he worked on developing bioinformatics methods for analyzing epigenomics data in collaboration between the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics, Vienna, and the Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna. Then, he crossed the Atlantic to do a postdoc in cancer epigenomics and intratumoral heterogeneity at the Univerisity of Southern California Cancer Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Prior to joining UW-Madison as a Human Precision Medicine Cluster Hire assistant professor at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research with a joint appointment at the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics, he was an instructor at the La Jolla for Immunology where he studied myeloid heterogeneity and cancer immunology. Outside of work, Huy likes reading and playing/watching soccer with his son, Alex.

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Joshua Brand
CMP Ph.D. program. (CMP T32 2022-2023 fellow).

Athena Golfinos
CMP Ph.D. program.

Anqi Gao
MSTP/CMP program.

Parth Khatri
BDS Ph.D. program (co-supervised by Christina Kendziorski). CIBM T15 Trainee.

Zach Schultz
Cancer Biology Ph.D. program

Zhili Chen
CMB Ph.D. program (co-supervised by Anna Huttenlocher)

Janmesh Patel
UW SMPH MD student

Alicia Tee
UW undergraduate (Computer Science)

Fiona Flint
UW undergraduate (Neuroscience)

Jiawei Zhang
UW undergraduate (Statistics and Data Science)

Sananda Shyamkumar
UW undergraduate (Biochemistry)

James Johnson
UW undergraduate (Biochemistry + Data science)

We are looking for new lab members who are interested in working in cancer immunology using high-dimensional data profiling and computational approaches.
Join us!

Rotating PhD Students

Lingxin Cheng (Biomedical Data Science PhD rotation, Fall 2023): Spatial RNA-Seq analysis of colorectal cancer.

Qinyu (Nikki) Ni (Cancer Biology, Fall 2023). Spatial RNA-Seq analysis of head and neck cancer.

Jie Sheng (Biomedical Data Science PhD rotation, Summer 2023). Evaluating single-cell cell-cell interaction scores on the spatial transcriptomic data.

Zach Schultz (Cancer Biology PhD rotation, Fall 2022). ScRNA-Seq analysis of immune cells and circulating tumor cells.

Qianfan Yang (CMP PhD rotation, Fall 2022). Infinity Flow neutrophil analysis.

Kyle Jancola (CMP PhD rotation, Fall 2022). Multiple Myeloma immune microenvironment analysis

Parth Khatri (BMI BDS program rotation, Summer 2022): Predicting immune cell behaviors from single-cell transcriptome data.

Anqi Gao (MSTP program rotation, Summer 2022): Neutrophil heterogeneity in wound healing and cancer.

Sherry Bradford (Cancer Biology graduate program rotation, Fall 2021): Monocyte-Dendritic cell heterogeneity in cancer.

Athena Golfinos (CMP graduate program rotation, Summer 2021): scRNA-seq analysis of Head and Neck cancer.

Daniela Mejía (BDS graduate program rotation, Summer 2021): Isoform expression quantification to identify novel cell-types in cancer scRNA-Seq.

Joshua Brand (CMP graduate program rotation, Fall 2020): Single cell analysis (CITE-Seq) of immune cells.

Alumni  & past research Students

Carina Guo
UW-Madison undergraduate (Computer Science, Fall 2023)

Yifan Ren
UW Master student (Stats and Data Science, summer and fall 2023)

Julia Woods
UW-Madison undergraduate (Data Science, 2021-2023)

Wanyi Guo
UW-Madison undergraduate (Biochemistry and Statistics, 2021-2023)

Alondra M. Colón Vega
Univ Of Puerto Rico-Ponce University College – Ponce undergraduate (MSTP summer research scholar, summer 2023)

Maria Jabbour
UW-Madison undergraduate (RUSCH Scholar, summer 2023)

Eric Zhou
Carleton College undergraduate (BDS Summer Research Scholar). Summer 2023

Xindi Tang
UW undergraduate (Chemistry and Biochemistry). 2022-2023
Last known position: Graduate student in Biochemistry at Purdue.

Alicia Tee
UW undergraduate (Computer Science), LASER ’22 scholar. Last known position: NSF REU Medical Informatics scholar at DePaul University and University of Chicago

Rishil Mehta
MD student, 2022 summer Shapiro program.

Ke Xu
UW undergraduate (Maths) – 2021-2022. Last known position: Graduate student in Biostats at Yale.

Aisha Mergaert (CBIM postdoctoral fellow, June 2021-Feb2022): Neutrophil heterogeneity in cancer. Last known position: Study Director (Covance)

Malavika Unnikrishnan (UW URS scholar, Fall 2021): Spatial transcriptome deconvolution.

Sophia Ibargüen (Pasadena City College undergraduate, 2021 MSTP summer scholar): Comparison of myeloid landscapes in Covid-19 and lung cancer. Last known position: NIH IRTA postbaccalaureate fellow.

Maya Dorje (MD student, UW Shapiro scholar, Summer 2021): Neutrophil heterogeneity in Multiple Myeloma.

Parth Khatri (BMI Bio-Data Science Master program,  Fall 2020 & Spring 2021): Cellular communication analysis of immune cells using scRNA-Seq. Last known position: BDS PhD student at UW-Madison.