Achal Neupane, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cruchaga Lab

Prior to joining Dr. Cruchaga’s lab, Dr. Neupane received his PhD from South Dakota State University in Bioinformatics. There, he deciphered the role of small RNAs involved in white mold fungus defense mechanism. He received his Master in Bioinformatics from South Dakota State University as well and BS in Biology from the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Neupane previously worked at the University of Queensland, Translational Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia where he was involved in gene discovery for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) using a large cohort of AML samples with whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing. Currently as a postdoc in Dr. Cruchaga’s lab, he is involved in a study that aims to find genetic variants that confer and modify the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. His current roles include processing, quality control, and analysis of sequenced genotype data using multivariate statistical analysis to derive biological insights into onset, progression, and risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.