Priyanka Gorijala, MS

Bioinformatics Research Analyst

Priyanka is a Bioinformatics Research analyst in the Cruchaga lab and she manages GWAS and WGS data.
She received her second Masters degree in Bioinformatics from Indiana University after her first Masters degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from JSS University, India. She has fours years of experience in an academic setting before shifting her career towards research with a focus on genomics. Before joining the lab she worked on integrative analysis of high-throughput multi-omics and neuroimaging data to better understand neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s. Her previous research includes exploring genotype-phenotype associations using bioinformatic approaches to reveal novel biomarkers for designing new drugs and treatment
protocols. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, machine learning, network science, biomarker discovery, and multi-omics data integration.