Before coming to the Center for Computational Biology’s Genomics group in 2015, Salim Chowdhury earned his Ph.D. in Russell Schwartz’s lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. There, he worked on developing evolutionary models of tumor progression using genomics data collected across diverse types of cancer patients. At the Simons Foundation, Chowdhury’s research will focus on building dynamics of protein functional networks and identifying how they are affected by genetic perturbations. Chowdhury holds an M.S. in computer science from Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in computer science from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.