Sumaiya Nazeen

Graduate Student



Sumaiya Nazeen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at MIT. She is a graduate research assistant in “Computation and Biology Group” led by Prof. Bonnie Berger and also serves as a remote associate member of Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Her research focuses on the development of computational models for the interpretation of genetic foundation of complex human diseases.

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Towards Context-Aware Functional Genomics

We aim to develop a context-aware data-driven functional genomics framework that can characterize tissue-specific gene representations, provide context-aware genotype to phenotype mapping, and enable network-based exploration of disease genetics.