Principal InvestigatorAlon is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. His major research interest is to understand chromatin regulation and dynamics, with a focus on development. When he is not in the lab, Alon enjoys swimming, hiking, rock climbing and hanging out with his wife, two kids, dog and cat.
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Administrative assistant (with The Gymrek Lab)Dorit has a degree in Social Sciences/psychology and a certificate in Human Resources Management and Personnel Administration from UCSD. She manages all lab requisitions and supports lab logistical and administrative needs. Dorit enjoys hiking, watching movies, and traveling with her family.
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Graphic Design and Illustration (with The Gymrek Lab)Rahel is a graphic designer and illustrator. She works in collaboration with scientists to create visual content that supports their research. This includes enhancing graphs and diagrams, creating illustrations for publications, poster and presentation layouts and other graphic design needs. In her free times she enjoys yoga, hiking and spending time with her family.
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Staff Research Associate (with the Komor and Gymrek Labs)Courtney is a staff research associate. She is currently working on a project characterizing the impact of point mutations in genes encoding trans acting factors such as chromatin regulators or transcription factors on gene expression or chromatin structure. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and baking.
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Postdoctoral Scholar (with The Gymrek Lab)Susan is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. She is interested in combining computational and wet lab techniques to answer questions at the intersections of genetics and medicine. Susan is currently investigating how changes in short tandem repeat length influences gene expression. In her free time she enjoys bicycling, yoga/pilates, hiking and spending time with her cat and dog.
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Postdoctoral Scholar (with The Gymrek Lab)Cynthia is a postdoctoral scholar who did her Bioinformatics PhD work in the Gymrek and Goren Labs. She is interested in genome editing and computational genomics. She is working on developing a method to detect trans-eQTLs to further our understanding of the molecular effects of genetic variation. During her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring new places.
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PhD Student (with The Gymrek Lab)Jonathan is a Computer Science grad student at UCSD doing bioinformatics research. He is interested in the application of mathematical, statistical, computational and machine learning approaches to best leverage the complexities of human health datasets. He is currently working on finding associations between tandem repeat genotypes and phenotypes in the UK Biobank. In his spare time, he loves outdoorsing, gaming, and music making.
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PhD StudentYuwei is a graduate student in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at UCSD. She is focused on improving the efficiency of our automated ChIP-seq workflow. In her free time, Yuwei enjoys cooking, reading, and watching movies.
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Tianyao (Polo) Xu
PhD Student (with the Benner Lab)Polo is a graduate student in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at UCSD. He works on developing methods for multiplex measurements of the abundance and interaction of proteins. In his free time, Polo enjoys reading and gaming.
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PhD Student (with the Benner Lab)Lauren is a PhD Student in Bioengineering at UCSD. She is interested in the interplay between transcriptional regulation and histone modifications. Her current project focuses on improving ChIP-seq normalization methods to quantify histone acetylation. In her free time she enjoys hiking, playing piano and drawing.
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M.Sc. studentAdee is a masters student in the BS/MS program in Biology at UCSD. She is fascinated by the world of epigenetics and genomics. She is currently working on quality control experiments such as western blots for our project focusing on the molecular role of chromatin regulators in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder in neural cells. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, and nail art.
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Undergraduate researcher (BS/MS)Eduardo is an undergraduate student majoring in Molecular and Cell biology at UCSD. He is currently working on a project investigating the local effects of mitotic histone modifications. In his free time he enjoys working out, playing soccer, drawing, and hanging out with his friends.
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Undergraduate researcher (BS/MS)Jingyao is an undergraduate student majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology at UCSD. She is participating in the BUMMP Research Apprenticeship Program and received its scholarship award. She is currently working on developing a new method for quantifying protein abundance (PQ-seq) together with Tianyao Xue. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, doing pilates, watching sitcoms, and cooking.
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