Team

Jeff Hammerbacher


Jeff is an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, an angel investor with his wife Halle Tecco at Techammer, and a member of the board at Ciox. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai, a founder of Cloudera, the manager of the Data team at Facebook, and a Quant at Bear Stearns. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Harvard University.

B. Arman Aksoy


Arman is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Hammer Lab. His research interests include Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, Genetics, Immunology, Cancer, and the interdisciplinary challenges spanning these fields. During his doctorate, he conducted research in Systems Biology and Cancer Genomics at MSKCC as part of the Tri-I CBM and was involved in TCGA, CTD^2, and NRNB efforts. Arman was trained as a Molecular Biologist and Geneticist and also majored in Mathematics at BOUN. He researches, codes, blogs, tweets, and advocates for CHD/HLHS.

Pinar Aksoy


Pinar received her PhD from Fordham University, where she worked on human papillomavirus infection mechanisms in human keratinocytes. Prior to that, she worked on fruit fly models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as her MSc project at Bogazici and Brown Universities. She is currently a post-doctoral scholar at Hammer Lab and investigating basic T cell biology within the context of cancer.