Kumar Thurimella

Kumar Thurimella

  • Scholar
  • United States
  • 2020 PhD Biotechnology
  • Gonville and Caius College

As an Applied Mathematician/Software Engineer turned future physician, I am excited about bringing the forefront of technology to help aid in the discovery of the mechanisms behind inflammatory diseases. I will be working with Dr. Roisin Owens in Biotechnology and Dr. Sergio Bacallado in the Stats Lab to develop a mathematical framework for validating a bioelectronic model of the gut. I was born and raised in beautiful Colorado, and studied Applied Math at CU-Boulder, where I got my first taste of building tools to help study the gut microbiome in the Rob Knight lab. Upon completion of my degree, I packed my bags and headed West to work as a Software Engineer at Uber in San Francisco, CA. I wanted to apply my newly acquired software skills to medicine. I transitioned back into academia by pursuing my MPhil at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge with Dr. Gosia Trynka. I then started my MD program in Medicine at the University of Colorado, where I have been for the last two years. I have been working with Dr. Cathy Lozupone to build software tools for microbiome analysis. I'm excited to begin my PhD training portion and return back to Cambridge!

Previous Education

University of Colorado at Denver Medicine 2026
University of Cambridge Biological Sciences 2018
University of Colorado at Boulder Applied Mathematics 2013