I’m a student in the DPhil Genomic Medicine and Statistics Programme at the University of Oxford (Exeter College) jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Clarendon Fund. I’m mostly interested in the polygenic prediction of human disease, statistical methods for multiple comparisons, and creating tools for researchers to better understand our DNA. I’ll be working on understanding the movement and mixture of human populations with Professor Simon Myer and Professor Gerton Lunter; the mathematical methods that I develop will be applied to the gut microbiome with Professor Mark McCarthy.
I hold an Honours BSc in Biomedical Science specializing in Biostatistics (COOP) from the University of Ottawa.
Three of my four COOP semesters were spent doing research at the University of Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of Lancaster Data Science Institute supervised by Dr. Jo Knight. My final term was spent at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with Professor Frank Dudbridge. My thesis was entitled Optimal Polygenic Prediction of Coronary Artery Disease and was supervised by Professor Ruth McPherson at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
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