IGERT student – Cohort 5
Affiliation: Biological Sciences
Dr. Cole Trapnell, genome sciences
Noah Simon, biostatistics
My prior education includes a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering with an emphasis in stem cell engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Before matriculating at University of Washington, I worked as a crystallographer in Peter Kwong’s lab at the National Institutes of Health. There, I focused primarily on the development of structure-based vaccine for HIV-1, and trained in the techniques of protein biochemistry and X-Ray crystallography.
I am currently an MD/PhD student at the University of Washington. My research interests include chromatin dynamics in the context of cell fate maintenance and the development of single cell sequencing technologies. As a dual degree candidate, I am also looking to advance methods in personalized medicine through statistical and computational learning. I currently work as a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Cole Trapnell in the department of Genome Sciences. As a trainee in the NSF IGERT fellowship program I am co-mentored by Noah Simon in the department of Biostatistics.