Dr. Parisa Shooshtari

Investigator I

Parisa Shooshtari

Dr. Parisa Shooshtari received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2012 and went on to complete postdoctoral training at Yale University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Most recently, Shooshtari served as a Research Associate with the Centre for Computational Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Shooshtari’s research program focuses on developing computational and statistical methods to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying complex diseases. Her office and laboratory space is located within the Victoria Research Laboratories at the Victoria campus of the London Health Sciences Centre.

Current affiliations

  • Investigator I, OICR
  • Assistant Professor, Western University
  • Scientist, Children’s Health Research Institute
  • Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

Research interests

  • Machine learning
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational biology
  • Data science
  • Single-cell sequencing

Select publications

See Dr. Shooshtari’s recent publications on Google Scholar.

Awards

  • Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Investigator I
  • Yale University, Five-year postdoctoral training support
  • CYTO 2011, Presidential Award for Excellence Finalist

Tools

  • OCHROdb: A comprehensive, quality checked database of open chromatin regions from sequencing data
  • Regfm: Regulatory fine mapping
  • SamSPECTRAL: Sampling spectral clustering

Previous experience

  • Research Associate, Centre for Computational Medicine, SickKids Research Institute
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • PhD, University of British Columbia

Opportunities to collaborate

For opportunities to collaborate with Dr. Shooshtari, please contact her directly.

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Contact

Dr. Parisa Shooshtari
pshoosh@uwo.ca