About Us

Welcome to the laboratory of Saurabh Sinha at Georgia Tech.

Our research belongs to the inter-disciplinary field of Bioinformatics, which provides the computational infrastructure for modern molecular biology as it rapidly transforms into a quantitative science. We are interested in understanding gene regulation, which refers to how genes in a cell are switched on or off to determine the cell’s functions. It is central to an extraordinary range of biological phenomena from development to disease, as well as the evolution of diverse life forms. We develop innovative computational methods, based on machine learning, probabilistic inference and biophysics-inspired models, to answer unsolved and topical questions related to gene regulation in diverse biological processes. These days we are especially interested in analysis of single-cell multi-omics and spatial omics data. We collaborate extensively with experimental biologists for confirmation of predictions made by our models. 

Principal Investigator: Saurabh Sinha.

We are looking for new graduate students and post-docs to join the lab at Georgia Tech. Please send me an email if you are interested. saurabh.sinha@bme.gatech.edu

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Machine Learning + Optimization + Protein Design

S. Ghaffari, E. Saleh, A. G. Schwing, Y. Wang, M. D. Burke, S. Sinha (2024). Robust Model-Based Optimization for Challenging Fitness Landscapes. ICLR '24. [Arxiv preprint]

Causal Inference + Machine Learning + Gene Networks

P. Dibaeinia, S. Sinha. CIMLA: Interpretable AI for inference of differential causal networks. arXiv:2304.12523 [Free full text]

Bayesian deconvolution of RNA-seq data 

S Ghaffari, K J Bouchonville, E Saleh, R E Schmidt, S M Offer, S Sinha (2023). BEDwARS: a robust Bayesian approach to bulk gene expression deconvolution with noisy reference signatures. Genome Biology 24(1). [Free full text]

Multi-omics integration identifies regulators of colorectal cancer invasiveness 

S. Ghaffari, C. Hanson, R.E. Schmidt, K.J. Bouchonville, S.M. Offer, S. Sinha (2021). An integrated multi-omics approach to identify regulatory mechanisms in cancer metastatic processes. Genome Biology 22(19). [Free full text]

Perspective on Gene Regulatory Networks in Behavior

S. Sinha, B.M. Jones, I.M. Traniello, ... G.E. Robinson (2020). Behavior-related gene regulatory networks: A new level of organization in the brain. PNAS , 201921625. [Free full text]

A Cloud-based knowledge engine for genomics

C. Blatti, A. Emad, M.J. Berry, ... C.B. Bushell,   S. Sinha (2020). Knowledge-guided analysis of ‘omics’ data using the KnowEnG cloud platform. PLoS Biology 18(1): e3000583. [Free full text]