Recently, Dr. Sankararaman has been awarded a two-year fellowship from Microsoft Research. His work spans Computer Science, Human Genetics, and Computational Medicine.  Dr. Sankararaman will receive support for his work as a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship winner. In his own words, “I want to use the human genome to answer fundamental questions about evolution and to understand how changes in the genome lead to disease. This fellowship will allow us to fully leverage powerful computational approaches to analyze large biomedical data.”

Out of hundreds of applicants, Dr. Sankararaman is one of 15 to join Microsoft’s first cohort for this award.

Award: Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

UCLA Sriram Lab: Machine Learning and Genomics Lab

Dr. Sriram Sankararaman earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He is the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, the Okawa Foundation Research Grant, a UCLA Hellman fellowship, the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, a Simons Institute fellowship, and a Harvard Science of the Human Past fellowship as well as the Northrop-Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award at UCLA. His work has led to the identification of disease genes in diverse populations, such as African Americans and Latinos; to the discovery of interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals; and to guidelines for how genetic data can be shared without compromising privacy. 

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