PSOC Summer Immersion Program (PSIP)

The PSOC Summer Immersion Program (PSIP) offers students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to become immersed in the research carried out in our Center. PSIP provides the information and tools that students need in order to learn and understand computational and mathematical techniques that are relevant to cancer genomics. Through classes, seminars, journal clubs, and mentorship, we aim to promote broader understanding of the research carried out in the Center, give students the foundations they will need to study genomic problems at the interface between physics/mathematics and oncology, and motivate them to continue participating in cancer research.

Students participating in the 2016 PSIP include:


Richard Wolff

Richard Wolff is a rising senior at Columbia College majoring in mathematics with a concentration in computer science. He hopes one day to use his background in pure math to approach problems in medicine in new and fundamental ways.


Jaqueline Aw

Jacqueline is a third year undergraduate majoring in biochemistry and cell biology at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is interested in elucidating lncRNA shuttling mechanisms based on sequence homology.


Bryan Hisashi Louie

Bryan is a third year undergraduate at Columbia University pursuing a BS in biomedical engineering. He previously worked in the Cell and Molecular Biomechanics Lab at Columbia, where he studied the mechanotransduction pathway of primary cilia in bone. His current interests are in cancer biology and genomics.


Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen is an MD/PhD student at Columbia University rotating with the Rabadan lab. He graduated with a BS in physics from MIT in 2015. His undergraduate work was in population dynamics, as well as researching combination therapeutic design at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He is interested in applying computational methods to cancer evolution.


Samuel J. Resnick

Sam Resnick is an MD/PhD student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He graduated with a BS in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. Previously, he studied how different chromatin remodeling complexes impact transcriptional regulation and contribute to tumorigenesis.


Kyle Bolo

Kyle graduated from Williams College in 2013 with a BA in mathematics. For two years after graduating, he worked on software for emergency departments and coordinated a support team as a technical engineer at Epic, the electronic health record company. He is currently an MD student at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.