Current PHD students

Q&A with Krithika Krishnan

"This is a true interdisciplinary program that encourages students to develop their skills and solve their research problems with the help of data science, applied mathematics & parallel-data intensive computing in the most personalized manner. I work in the area of Systems Biology and therefore the integrative nature of this program was very appealing to me."

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Krithika Krishnan
PhD Candidate, CDSE

What made you choose UB for your PhD?

My Masters program in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics at UB gave me the opportunity to contribute towards an NIH Buffalo CTRC funded project for the detection of early stage ovarian cancer. It exposed me to the diverse set of research areas at UB. Doing a PhD here was a natural choice for me to continue my research with Dr. Rachael Hageman Blair. 

What do you like most about CDSE at UB?

This is a true interdisciplinary program that encourages students to develop their skills and solve their research problems with the help of data science, applied mathematics & parallel-data intensive computing in the most personalized manner. I work in the area of Systems Biology and therefore the integrative nature of this program was very appealing to me.

What are you working on?

Controlling biological networks with the help of perturbations. I currently work on optimization of networks to change them from a diseased to a healthy state.