Arjun Krishnan

Arjun Krishnan received his Ph.D. in 2010 from Virginia Tech, and continued briefly as a postdoctoral researcher. There, working with Prof. Andy Pereira, he developed computational genomic methods to reconstruct the gene-regulatory programs in both model and crop plants. In 2011, he began his postdoctoral research in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University with Prof. Olga Troyanskaya. There, he developed integrative data-driven approaches to study tissue-specificity in the function of human genes and their association with complex diseases.

He joined the faculty of Michigan State University in January 2017 and works on developing computational approaches to study the genetic basis of biomedical phenomena relevant to human health and disease. He is primarily interested in bridging the gap between large-scale genomic/clinical data and actionable biological insights using statistical and machine learning approaches.