Alumni from the Wright Lab

Graduate Students

Deepank Korandla (2017 - 2019)
MS Computational Biology @ Carnegie Mellon University
BA Biology @ Carnegie Mellon University

Deepank was a student in the Master’s in Computational Biology program at Carnegie Mellon University. In the Wright lab he developed machine learning approaches for finding genes in genomes, and through this experience learned how to solve computational problems at the intersection of biology and genomics. After graduation, Deepank accepted a position as a bioinformatician at Kintai Therapeutics in Boston.
Lauren Rost (2018 - 2019)
Biomedical Informatics Fellow
B.A. Biology @ St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Lauren completed her M.S. in Biomedical Informatics while in the Wright lab. Her research involved analyzing antibiotic prescription guidelines for best stewardship practices.

Undergraduate Researchers

Adithya Murali (2017)
Computer Science @ University of Wisconsin-Madison

Adithya was a Computer Science student at UW-Madison who performed research during summer 2017 in the Wright Lab. He developed machine learning approaches to improving taxonomic classification of phylogenetic marker sequences. Along the way, he learned a lot about microbial ecology and plans to continue studying bioinformatics as a graduate student someday. After graduating he started a job in investment banking at Deutsche Bank.
Vibha Reddy (2018)
Ohio State University

Vibha is an undergraduate student pursuing her BS in Neuroscience and BA in Women’s and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University. As a summer researcher in the Wright lab, she is assembling artificial communities of isolates from the human gut microbiome. After graduating she plans to go to back to school to study medicine.