I was born and brought up in Sathamba, Gujarat, India. I finished my schooling at Sathamba and high-school in Vadodara (Baroda). After receiving first professional degree in medicine (MBBS) from Medical College of M S University of Baroda (1998-2004: Mihir Acharya Batch), I worked as a resident medical officer at Bhailal Amin General Hospital, Vadodara for two years. In January-2008, I moved to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA to work as a research fellow in medical oncology department. There under mentorship of Dr. Nikhil C Munshi, M.D. and Dr. Cheng Li, Ph.D., my research project was to understand genomic evolution of multiple myeloma with focus on learning regulatory network interactions and identifying perturbed biological pathways which can be targeted using experimental model(s). Also, with the use of supervised learning methods, we are working towards improvement of existing methods of gene expression based prediction of disease outcome and treatment response by an integrative genomics approach. Since August-2011, I have joined Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX to pursue Ph.D. track in SCBMB program with primary focus in computational cancer genomics. Since January-2012, I have joined laboratory of Dr. Lynda Chin, M.D. at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for my ongoing graduate research. My long-term research interest is in cancer biology with focus on understanding intricate and multimodal remodeling of transcriptional and epigenetic regulation from systems perspective, and its impact on variable response to targeted therapy and prognosis of patients with cancer. Being trained in medicine and computational biology, my utopian wish is to work on the argumentum ad temperantiam where we can merge best of both worlds of hypothesis- and data-driven research using strong collaborative efforts.$
Besides research, I am a TEDoholic, and enjoy outdoor photography, star gazing, bowling, rafting, hiking, and simply walking/driving to parks/harbor in the lovely Beantown. True! Boston is my sweet home and now, Houston is getting a good hold on me with its delicious food, snow-free weather and the life 2.0 ! You can find updates relevant to me at Update Center or following me on twitter.com/sbamin.
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Samir B. Amin (Patel)
$ Weinberg R. Point: Hypotheses first. & Golub T. Counterpoint: Data first. In Nature 464,678-679 (2010).