Current Trainees

T32 GM139782

GME Current Trainees and First Year Cohort

  • Ezra Amiri, Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology (2018)
    Evolution of the segmentation network in dipteran insects
    Advisor: Urs Schmidt-Ott
  • Busayo Bolonduro, Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology (2020)
    How human genetic variation affects autoimmune disease, such as type 1 diabetes
    Advisor: Andrew Koh
  • Carlos Cortez, Cell and Molecular Biology (2018)
    Mechanisms for the evolution of multimerization and allostery in hemoglobin
    Advisor: Joe Thornton
  • Honorine Destain, Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology (2020)
    C. elegans ventral nerve cord motor neuron identity maintenance
    Advisor: Paschalis Kratsios
  • Paula Fernandez-Begne, Ecology and Evolution (2020)
    Functional causes/consequences of host plant changes to study convergent phenotypic evolution
    Advisor: Marcus Kronforst
  • Renee Fonseca, Human Genetics (2020)
    Statistical methods to better understand the genetic basis of complex diseases to improve measures of disease risk in admixed and underrepresented populations
    Advisor: Andrew Dahl
  • Gabriela Haddad, Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology (2019)
    Elucidating functional mechanisms of cheRNAs as regulators of the mammalian genome
    Advisor: Alex Ruthenburg
  • Taylor Hains, Evolutionary Biology (2020)
    Conservation genetics
    Advisor: John Bates
  • Jenks Hehmeyer, Integrative Biology (2021)
  • Pinky Lee, Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology (2021)
  • Matthew McDonough, Cell and Molecular Biology (2019)
    Co-transcriptional turnover of incorrectly spliced mRNA transcripts 
    Advisor: Jonathan Staley
  • Erik McIntire, Human Genetics (2019)
    Stem cell-derived cardiac development model for eQTL mapping
    Advisor: Yoav Gilad
  • Shreya Ramachandran, Human Genetics (2018)
    Evolutionary genetics of human-associated microbes
    Advisor: Maanasa Raghavan
  • Kellen Riall, Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology (2021)
  • Casey Richards, Ecology and Evolution (2021)
  • Sofia Sheikh, Ecology and Evolution (2021)
  • Dylan Sosa, Ecology and Evolution (2019)
    Predicting gene essentiality to understand phenotypic evolution of new genes
    Advisor: Manyuan Long
  • Karl Tayeb, Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology (2020)
    Gene set enrichment analysis
    Advisors: Matthew Stephens and Yoav Gilad
  • Alexis Thornburg, Human Genetics (2020)
    Gene regulation and human disease
    Advisor: Marcelo Nobrega
  • Raven Watson, Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology (2020)
    Gene mutation and novel avenues for therapeutic intervention
    Advisor: Megan McNerney
  • Zach Weber, Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology (2020)
    Pleiotropy, allelic heterogeneity, and structural variation affecting the regulation of gene expression in complex disease
    Advisor: Marcelo Nobrega
  • Claire Weeks-Young, Human Genetics (2021)
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