Principal Investigator

Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD
Assistant Professor
Section of Computational Biomedicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, Boston University
72 E. Concord Street, Evans 636, Boston, MA – 02118
Phone: 617-358-7253

Administrative contact: Ms. Katie Harper, Email: (kharp(AT), Phone: (617) 358-3533

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Current lab members


  • Prajakta Joshi, MD

Graduate students

  • Shangran Qiu (PhD candidate, BU Physics)
  • Yi Zheng (PhD candidate, BU Computer Science; Co-advisor: Margrit Betke, PhD)
  • Matthew Miller (MD student, BUSM)
  • Xiao Zhou (PhD candidate, BU Computer Science; Co-advisor: Sang Chin, PhD)
  • Mona Jalal (PhD candidate, BU Computer Science; Co-advisor: Margrit Betke, PhD)
  • Joyce Lee (MD student, BUSM)
  • Michael Romano (MD/PhD student, BUSM)
  • Akshara Balachandra (MD student, BUSM)
  • Lindsey Claus (MD student, BUSM)
  • Yichi Zhang (MS student, BU Bioinformatics)

Staff analysts

  • Chonghua Xue
  • Cody Karjadi (Co-advisor: Rhoda Au, PhD)
  • Rushin Gindra (Co-advisor: Jennifer Beane-Ebel, PhD)
  • Tejus Surendran

Undergraduate students

  • Yang Yu
  • Michalina Jadick
  • Diya Nijhawan


      • Trainees from our lab continue to explore diverse career options. While some have accepted faculty positions in academia, others joined medical residency programs in university hospitals. A few joined the industry.


      Lab pictures

      Summer party, May 2021

      Summer party, July 2019

      Holiday party, December 2018

      Kolachalama Lab 2017

      Holiday party, December 2017