Vishakha Sharma, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Vishakha Sharma is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center. She received her PhD in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey in 2015. She holds an MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Computer Science from Pune University in India.

Her doctoral research focuses on programming languages and their applications to computational biology and systems modeling. As a part of her doctoral research, she has designed and implemented BioScape, a high-level modeling and simulation language for the stochastic simulation of biological and biomedical systems, as well as developed various computational models such as drug response in breast cancer, JAK-STAT signal transduction pathway, pH-triggered antibacterial coatings, bifunctional surfaces, intracellular viral transport, and effects of counterfeit components in the performance of a complex multi-component system.

Her research has gained attention from various industries, and she has been invited to present her doctoral work at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and Google. She has accrued industry research experience at PARC.

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Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics (ICBI) 
Department of Oncology | Georgetown University Medical Center 
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center | Georgetown University