Uma Kaipa joined the Lieber Institute for Brain Development as a Research Associate in 2021 after earning her master’s degree in Data Science and Analytics at the University of Oklahoma. She works in the Neural Plasticity group led by Dr. Keri Martinowich alongside Dr. Stephanie Page, specifically in the imaging core. She works on developing imaging pipelines using machine learning and deep learning algorithms to identify marker cells that contribute to the causes of schizophrenia.
During her master’s, Uma’s thesis work was based on de-noising the EEG data of infants at risk of cerebral palsy collected by a progression crawler robot. She is interested in continuing to apply her data science skills to health care, specifically neuroscience, to help the advancement of medical sciences.