Please welcome our newest team member Dr. Nur-Taz Rahman, Simbonis Fellow in Bioinformatics - made possible through the generosity of the estate of Dr. Stanley Simbonis ’53, ‘57MD.
In her new role, Nur will be serving as an informationist in the established Bioinformatics Support Program at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Nur is not new to Yale as she completed her PhD in the lab of Dr. Diane Krause, Yale Department of Cell Biology, where she worked extensively with bioinformatics for the study of stem cells. While working on her PhD she developed and taught (in collaboration with the Medical Library, ITS, and the Center for Res. Computing) two 2-hours sessions on RNA-seq data analysis. This, in addition to her roles as writing tutor, mentor, and teaching assistant for different courses. She has also participated in the prestigious National Institute of Health Genomics Hackathon.
As genomics medicine and biomedical sciences become more data-intensive disciplines, her expertise in biomedical data sciences combined with her passion for teaching and helping, will prove invaluable in supporting the work of Yale biomedical researchers.