I am currently a PhD student studying Bioinformatics
and Integrative Genomics at the Harvard/MIT
Health Science and Technology program. I am a member
Erlich's lab at
the Columbia University and the New York Genome Center
and am coadvised
by Mark Daly at
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.