Layla Siraj

Layla is an MD-PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, and is currently doing her PhD in Biophysics at Harvard. She completed her undergraduate work in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard in 2016. Co-mentored by Dr. Eric Lander and Dr. Hilary Finucane, Layla’s work centers on uncovering the underpinnings of regulatory […]

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Hannah Jacobs

Hannah is a PhD in the Department of Biology at MIT. Co-advised by Hilary Finucane and Chris Burge, her research seeks to uncover the molecular mechanisms of psychiatric disorders by investigating non-coding variants that alter pre-mRNA processing and gene expression. […]

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Jacob C. Ulirsch

As part of a statistical genetics and experimental genomics research group, my work focuses on developing and applying novel methodologies to gain biological insights into genetic association signals. Specifically, I am involved in several projects to improve genetic fine-mapping for biobank-scale GWAS studies. Ultimately, we plan to test these results using massively parallel reporter assays […]

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Nathan Cheng

Nathan is a Associate Computational Biologist working in Hilary Finucance’s lab. He interested in developing methods for extracting functional information about genes, such as coexpression and coregulation, from gene sequencing data. He is also interested in applying the insights that can be learned from these data to prioritize causal genes for polygenic diseases. […]

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Roy Elzur

Roy is an Associate Computational Biologist in Hilary Finucane’s lab. He investigates and validates fine-mapping algorithms and works on scaling them up to larger data. Roy received his B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University in 2019. […]

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