Abha Bais

Staff Scientist
Department of Developmental Biology,
University of Pittsburgh.
e-mail: [firstName][lastname]
phone: 412 692 9903
address: 4401 Penn Ave,
8123 Rangos Research Center,
Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

I am a computational biologist at the Dept. of Developmental Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. A large part of my work revolves around working with different labs in the Dept. for analyzing large-scale genomic datasets generated in the Department including, but not limited to, bulk and single-cell RNA-sequencing, whole genome/exome sequencing, ChIP-sequencing, etc. Two main areas of recent focus have been studying the pathogenecity and etiology of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) from mouse models with the Lo Lab, and characterizing human primary single heart cells with the Kostka Lab.

Brief Background: After my undergraduate training (Mathematics and Computing) from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T), Delhi, India, I did my PhD with Prof. Martin Vingron at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany. This was followed by 2 stints as a post-doc, first with Prof. Takis Benos at Univ. of Pittsburgh and second with Prof. Sandrine Dudoit at UC Berkeley.