Nicholas PanchyJob / Position: Research Consultant
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, BS (biology and mathematics)
Michigan State University, Ph.D. (genetics)
Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Postdoc
Prior to joining ICER, Nicholas was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology in the lab of Dr. Tian Hong at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research focused on modeling and visualization approaches for understanding the progression of cellular differentiation processes, primarily epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Nicholas earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Michigan State University in the lab of Dr. Shin-Han Shiu, where his research focused on the application of bioinformatics and computational biology methods to understand gene expression in plant systems.
Nicholas’ research interests include bioinformatics and computational biology with a focus on gene expression and other large-scale -omics data sets, machine learning, and mathematical modeling. He is also interested in training biology researchers of all levels in bioinformatic techniques including teaching introductory courses in computer programming, statistical methods, and command line/HPCC resources with a focus on the needs of a biological scientist.