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 network structure, focusing on transcription factor binding and enhancer architecture, to better understand the programs cells execute in health and disease.