Congratulations to Lava Rishishwar (MSBINF 2012, PhD BINF 2016), and Jasreet Hundal (MSBINF 2009) who were named to the "40 under 40" class of 2023!
Lava was recognized for extracting meaningful and actionable insights from vast genomic datasets. Collaborating with federal and state government partners, he has contributed to outbreak investigations, developed infrastructure for laboratory preparedness, and pioneered scalable computational tools for the future. Through mentoring and training, he nurtures the next generation of scientists.
Each fall, the Bioinformatics graduate hosts a Career Mentoring event, primarily for the MS program students. First year students learn about preparing for their Internship search, and continuing students learn about job search strategies for full-time positions.
A group of continuing MS Bioinformatics students lead an internship panel, while a group of alumni serve on an alumni panel. Following the panels, alumni host table topics for the students, choosing a career topic to highlight.