UJPDA Current Officers

President: Luis Sordo Vieira


Luis is a postdoctoral fellow at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher’s lab. His background is in number theory. He uses computational approaches to investigate the role of the innate immune system in pulmonary infections. He is also interested in increasing diversity in the STEM fields and in science policy.

Vice President: Sherli Koshy Chenthittayil

Sherli is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Quantitative Medicine in UConn Health. She is a mathematical biologist with a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Clemson University. Her current projects include agent based modeling of mixed species biofilms and optimization techniques. She is also involved in promoting access to STEM for students with disabilities.


Treasurer: Yuvabharath Kondaveeti

Yuva is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at UConn Health. His research focuses on understanding regulation and maintenance of X chromosome inactivation in human female pluripotent stem cells.


Secretary: Jennifer Vanoudenhove, UConn Health