People

March 2023 Gitter lab photo

March 2023 Gitter lab photo. Back row (left to right): Sam, Neha, Daniel, Bryce, Ryan. Front row (left to right): Anthony, Yifan, Lisa, Sierra, Amy, David. Not pictured: Alyssa, Nistha. By David Nevala. See past photos.

Principal investigator

Anthony Gitter

Anthony Gitter
Anthony is an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and affiliate faculty in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as the Jeanne M. Rowe Chair at the Morgridge Institute for Research in the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology and Research Computing. He is an affiliate of the Data Science Institute and the Center for Genomic Science Innovation and a member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center Cancer Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms Scientific Program.

Anthony's research group uses network modeling to connect genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data and provide a cohesive view of a biological process, with special emphasis on virology and oncology. In addition, they explore machine learning applications in biochemistry, such as computationally-guided chemical screening and protein engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and was a joint postdoc at Microsoft Research New England and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Anthony's contact information can be found at the bottom of the page.

Scientists

Sam Gelman

Sam Gelman
Machine Learning Scientist
Co-supervised with Phil Romero

Justin Hiemstra

Justin Hiemstra
Research Software Engineer
Collaborator from Morgridge Institute Research Computing

Graduate students

Daniel McNeela

Daniel McNeela
Computer Sciences graduate student
Co-advised with Frederic Sala

Bryce Johnson

Bryce Johnson
Computer Sciences graduate student
Co-advised with Phil Romero

Yifan Deng

Yifan Deng
Computer Sciences graduate student

Nistha Panda

Nistha Panda
Biomedical Data Science graduate student
Co-advised with Mark Craven

Ryan Kassab

Ryan Kassab
Biomedical Data Science graduate student

Neha Talluri

Neha Talluri
Computer Sciences graduate student

Arnav Sharma
Computer Sciences graduate student

Undergraduate students

Carol Sze
Computer Sciences undergraduate student

Sumedha Sanjeev

Sumedha Sanjeev
Computer Science undergraduate student
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Biomedical Data Science Summer Research Program

Daniel Nachreiner
Data Analytics undergraduate student
Madison Area Technical College
Biomedical Data Science Summer Research Program

Independent study and rotation students

John Peters

John Peters
Biomedical Data Science graduate student

Director's assistant

Amy Freitag

Amy Freitag
John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology

Former members

Postdocs

Alyssa Adams
Morgridge Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Co-advised with Karthik Anantharaman

Graduate students

Nafisah Islam
Computer Sciences graduate student
Co-advised with Paul Ahlquist

Shengchao Liu
Computer Sciences graduate student, then Associate Researcher

Aaron Baker
Computer Sciences graduate student

Atul Deshpande
Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate student, then Postdoctoral Research Associate
Primary advisor was John Gubner

Thevaa Chandereng
Statistics graduate student
Primary advisor was Rick Chappell

Moayad Alnammi
Computer Sciences graduate student

Milica Cvetkovic
Statistics graduate student

Chris Magnano
Computer Sciences graduate student

Ben Kaufman
Biomedical Data Science graduate student
Co-advised with Sebastian Raschka

David Merrell
Computer Sciences graduate student

Undergraduate students

Jon Gulliver
Computer Sciences undergraduate student

Dylan Cronin
Bowling Green State University undergraduate student
Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program

Rafael Feliciano
Universidad del Este
Biomedical Data Science Summer Research Program

George Bao
Computer Sciences undergraduate student

Jay Wang
Computer Sciences and Statistics undergraduate student

Jack Rosenblatt
Computer Sciences undergraduate student

Matias Figari
Discovery Outreach undergraduate intern

Max Schleck
Discovery Outreach undergraduate intern

Margaret Elliott
Applied and Computational Math and Statistics undergraduate student
University of Notre Dame
Biomedical Data Science Summer Research Program

Adam Shedivy
Computer Sciences undergraduate student

Lisa Xu
Computer Sciences undergraduate student

Olivia Johnson
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Mathematics undergraduate student
Iowa State University
Biomedical Data Science Summer Research Program

Independent study and rotation students

Xiujun Li
Computer Sciences graduate student

Mansu (Phoenix) Kim
Microbiology and Mathematics undergraduate student

Jason Feriante
Computer Sciences graduate student

Vaidhyanathan Venkiteswaran
Computer Sciences graduate student

Quan Yin
Computer Sciences graduate student

Fangzhou Mu
Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate student

Emma Graham Linck
Medical Scientist Training Program student

James Haddad
Medical Scientist Training Program student

Sierra Strutz
Biomedical Data Science graduate student