Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Parth Patel

Parth Patel, co-first author of Reproductive phasiRNA loci and DICER-LIKE5, but not microRNA loci, diversified in monocotyledonous plants

Current Position: Research Scientist at Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Education: Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of Delaware in Dr. Blake Meyers Lab

Non-scientific Interests: sports, hiking, fitness, music

Brief bio: I recently started working as a Research Scientist at Janssen’s Research & Development. Prior to that, I was working as a Senior Data Scientist at IQVIA in clinical trial realm leading data-driven solutions ranging from physician and patient recruitment to forecasting cost of clinical trials using real-world healthcare data (i.e., EHR, Rx, Dx, Citeline,, CTMS, etc.) leveraging AI/ML approaches. I have an undergraduate and master’s degree in Computer Science from Delaware State University. I received my Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology from University of Delaware (in 2019), where I utilized multi-modal genomics data and ML techniques to identify and characterize small RNAs responsible for plant reproduction.