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. Currently I am working with Professor Gerton Lunter to understand ancient human population movement using machine learning, though in the future I will be using similar techniques to investigate how disregulation of the human microbiome may be predictive of disease. Previously I have worked extensively on developing new kinds of polygenic risk scores, understanding how stratified false disovery rate correction may be used in GWAS, and how gene environment interactions may affect cardiovascular disease.
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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