I am a computational biologist with a background in computer science and biology. I recently submitted my doctoral dissertation in bioinformatics at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBML-EBI) / University of Cambridge, as part of a collaborative program between the National Institutes of Health (USA) and the University of Cambridge (UK). Under the supervision of Francis Collins and Ewan Birney, my doctoral research focused on harnessing genetic signals associated with risk for common diseases to understand disease etiology. By integrating genetic information and data from high throughput molecular profiling technologies (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylation arrays etc.), my collaborators and I were able to identify genes and molecular pathways linked to type 2 diabetes and related traits.