Parveen Kumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Computational Scientist

My primary research focuses on studying various cell types especially cancer cells using single-cell technology. Separately, I am also interested in understanding the impact of TET2 mutation in B cells functions and malignancy.

I have a strong background in computational biology/bioinformatics with specific expertise in single-cell sequencing technology. I have analyzed transcriptomes as well as genomes of thousands of single cells from a range of cell types, including cancer, induced pluripotent stem cells, neuronal cells, blood cells, ovarian cells for various studies identifying gene signatures and/or mutations specific to particular cell types. I have also been involved in the development of a computational approach to support the design and analysis of single cell RNA-seq experiments. Separately, I have also analyzed bulk transcriptomes/genomes either for comparison with single cell studies or for independent research projects.