Viktor Gamarnik – Engineering Representative

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Viktor Gamarnik is an MD/PhD student, working in the Heffner Biomedical Imaging Laboratory at Columbia University. His dissertation focuses on functional cardiac imaging with ultrasound and MRI. Viktor is a graduate of Columbia’s BME program, where he led a design team in the development of a motion tracking system for neuromuscular disease patients. He co-founded the CUMC Summer Biodesign Program, in addition to serving as a Teaching Assistant for the Senior Design course in BME. He is interested in finding new ways to leverage his position at the intersection of engineering and medicine to solve pressing clinical challenges.

Mollie McKillop – Medical Representative

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Mollie McKillop is a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Her research focuses on the intersection of citizen science, personal informatics, and mhealth. Prior to entering her PhD program she worked in scientific publications management at Pfizer, Inc leading efforts to improve the transparency of industry-funded clinical research. She is a Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) trainee and earned her B.A. degree at the University of California, Berkeley in Public Health and Pre-medical Science. She also has an M.P.H. in Biostatistics from Columbia University.

Evan Cohen – Business Representative

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Evan is a second year MBA student at Columbia Business School. He also serves as business development & sales manager at Genoa, a QoL Company, through the acquisition of 1DocWay (telepsychiatry). Evan also has experience working in financial services, previously within fixed income portfolio management at BlackRock and healthcare investment banking at Piper Jaffray. He received his BA in Economics from Northwestern University.

Adler Perotte – Faculty Advisor
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Dr. Adler Perotte is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Prior to joining the department in this capacity, Dr. Perotte was an NLM Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Before that, Dr. Perotte worked as a Research Specialist between Princeton’s Computational Memory and Artificial Intelligence laboratories studying probabilistic models of memory. While earning his MD from Columbia University, Dr. Perotte interned with Columbia’s technology transfer office to evaluate promising university technology for commercial potential. Dr. Perotte also earned an MA from Columbia University and A.B. from Princeton University.