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About me

I am currently a PhD student studying Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics at the Harvard/MIT Health Science and Technology program. I am a member of Yaniv Erlich's lab at the Columbia University and the New York Genome Center and am coadvised by Mark Daly at the Broad Institute and MGH. I did my undergrad at MIT in computer science and math.

My broad research area is studying genetic variation in humans. My current work focuses specifically on genetic variation at short tandem repeats, also known as microsatellites. I developed an algorithm, lobSTR, to profile variation at these loci from high throughput sequencing data. This tool allows us for the first time to answer many questions regarding properties of these loci on a genome-wide and population-wide scale.

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