Rachit Kumar


A301 Richards Building

3700 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104

MD-PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine (MD)
Genomics and Computational Biology (PhD)

I am a fourth-year MD-PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, and I am currently a doctoral student advised by Dr. Marylyn Ritchie in the Ritchie Lab, located in the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics.

My current research focuses on making use of novel (especially graph and network) representations of biomedical data that incorporate preexisting scientific and clinical knowledge to improve how we diagnose and treat patients. My current disease focus is in Alzheimer’s disease, though I also have a personal interest in hearing loss.

Beyond my time in the clinic and in the lab, I am involved in mentorship, teaching, and leadership at Penn and beyond. I also enjoy a variety of hobbies, including trying out new foods, playing video games, and running.