Post Docs and Researchers

Nick Cooley, PhD

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Cooley, Nick
Wright Lab
437 Bridgeside Point II
450 Technology Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-383-0028 (lab)

Post Doctoral Scholar

BS, Microbiology/Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University
PhD, Chemistry, University of Missouri

Ann Donnelly, PhD

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Donnelly, Ann
Ann is a research specialist engaged in many of the lab's projects. Her primary research involves studying the role of compensatory mutations in the evolution of antibiotic resistance. Ann is particularly interested in understanding the challenges associated with restoring antibiotic sensitivity in multi-drug resistant pathogens.
Wright Lab
437 Bridgeside Point II
450 Technology Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-383-0028 (lab)

Research Specialist

PhD, Chemistry, Princeton University
BA, Chemistry,Drew University

Luge Yang, PhD

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Yang, Luge
Cubicle 436h
5607 Baum Boulevard, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biomedical Informatics

Sarah Aboutalib, PhD

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Aboutalib, Sarah

Post Doctoral Scholar, Department of Biomedical Informatics

John Aronis, PhD

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Aronis, John

Research Scientist


BA (1979, Mathematics) State College of New York (New Paltz)
MS (1981, Mathematics) Syracuse University
PhD (1993, Intelligent Systems) University of Pittsburgh

Lujia Chen, PhD

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Chen, Lujia
Room 411B
5607 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Post Doctoral Associate, Department of Biomedical Informatics


Lu S, Cai C, Yan G, Zhou Z, Wan Y, Chen V, Chen L, Cooper GF, Obeid LM, Hannun YA, Lee AV, Lu X. Signal-Oriented Pathway Analyses Reveal a Signaling Complex as a Synthetic Lethal Target for p53 Mutations. Cancer Res. 206 Dec 1:76(23):6785-6794. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-1740. Epub 2016 Oct 10. PMID: 27758891. PMCID: PMC5165695.

Montefusco DJ, Chen L, Matmati N, Lu S, Newcomb B, Cooper GF, Hannun YA, Lu X. Distinct signaling roles of ceramide species in yeast revealed through systematic perturbation and systems biology analyses. Sci Signal. 2013 Oct 29;6(299): rs14. doi: 10.1126/scisignal.2004515. PMID: 24170935. PMC3974757.

Research Interests

Microarray data analysis

Machine Learning


BS  (2008, Biological Technology) University of Science & Technology, Beijing, China

MS (2012, Biomedical Informatics) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA