Andrea Byrnes, PhD
Andrea is a postdoctoral fellow with Benjamin Neale’s group. Her current research focuses on using data from current-era RNA sequencing experiments to better capture transcriptional activity and diversity in the human brain. The ultimate goal of these activities is to better understand the etiology of psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and autism. The current projects focus on the handling of RNA-seq data in normalization, isoform assembly, differential expression and enrichment. Andrea also works with the GTEx Consortium and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research.