Research areas include Next-Generation Sequencing and Genomics (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, DNase-Seq).
We are currently examining the relative changes in transcript expression between populations and species using next-generation sequencing. We perform RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, and DNase-Seq (an assay of active chromatin) in a number of different systems, with a focus on humans. We use comparative genomics to understand the underlying genetic causes of human traits and disease susceptibilities. We also perform functional genomic assays in human transformed and iPSCs to understand how these changes effect networks of gene expression.
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- BA Columbia University, 1999
- PhD University of Chicago, 2005