Postdoctoral Fellow in neurodegenerative disease genetics at European Bioinformatics Institute
Level: LEVEL 01 (12 mo pts: 5 pts)
Lifetime points: 10 pts
I am a genomic scientist with broad experience across different technologies and disease areas. My PhD at the Wellcome Sanger Institute focused on using iPSC-derived cells as models for complex diseases, as well as statistical modelling to predict causal genetic variants influencing gene expression in human tissues. Prior to this I was the lead bioinformatician for the Canada-wide rare disease sequencing projects FORGE and Care4Rare, where we identified causal gene disruptions for over 50 rare diseases. As a postdoctoral fellow at EMBL-EBI, I now work to fine-map causal genetic variants for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, using gene expression, epigenomic annotations, and iPSC-derived cell models. Having previously studied computer science and worked as a software engineer, I maintain an interest in machine learning and follow developments in the field of relevance to genomics and health.
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