Our newest class of Biomedical Informatics PhD students arrived for the fall semester on August 23. These students come from all over the world, including Nigeria and China. Their backgrounds vary from biochemistry to microbiology to medicine. What they all have in common is a desire to help solve pressing health problems using computational approaches. We can’t wait to see what they do to make a difference in people’s lives. 

Please join us in welcoming our 2018 PhD students!


Khyati Mehta

Khyati graduated with her Bachelor’s in Bioinformatics from Loyola University of Chicago and obtained her Master’s in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Georgetown University (Bioinformatics Track); her research experience involves proteomics and metabolomics.




Kiran Gill

Kiran specializes in research on metabolomics and is interested in mass spectrometry; she holds two Master’s degrees— one in Bioinformatics from Guru Nanak Dev University, and the second in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Georgetown University.




Kachi Nwogu

Kachi received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the Modibbo Adama University of Technology in Nigeria, and her Master’s degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from the University of South Florida; her research experience involves applying bioinformatics techniques to identify key loci involved in glioblastoma.



Ben Wissel

Ben is an MD/PhD student who recently finished up his second year of medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; he received his Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from Ohio State with Honors Research Distinction. He is part of the Cincinnati Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), a multi-institutional MD/PhD program supported by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s.This link opens in a new wind


Kang Jin

Kang’s research experience is in both developmental biology and biomedical informatics; he recently wrapped up his Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Zhejiang University in China, where he has won several honors and awards, including the China National Award and the Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship.



To learn more about our graduate programs in Biomedical Informatics, email us, visit our website, or download our brochure.  

Welcome, 2018 PhD students!
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