Raunak Shrestha

PhD Student
Degrees / Designations 

Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics, University of British Columbia, Canada (current)
Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech.) in Biotechnology, Kathmandu University, Nepal

6048754111 (Ext 21771)
Mailing Address 
Laboratory of Advanced Genome Analysis (LAGA), Vancouver Prostate Centre, 2660 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, Canada V6H 3Z6


Academic Appointment 
Disorders and Conditions 
Other Areas of Research 
Computer Science

I’m born and raised in Nepal and currently residing in Vancouver, Canada. I’m a Bioinformatics Doctoral student at University of British Columbia (UBC) under CIHR – Bioinformatics Training Program. My lab is based in Laboratory for Advanced Genome Analysis (LAGA) at Vancouver Prostate Center (VPC) and working in conjunction Lab for Computational Biology at SFU with in and my works revolves around Prostate Cancer Genomics & Bioinformatics.

Current Projects 

My main interest lies in the development and application of machine learning and statistical techniques to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases, especially cancer, using integration of various -omics data such as genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, proteomic and clinical data. My research focus is on developing graph-based algorithms to prioritize driver genes/modules of cancer exploiting
the genotype-phenotype relationships of the cancer patients. My other research interests lies in the development and application of various statistical methods for biomarker discovery in various sub-type specific cancer.