Department of Eco & Evo Biology, Brown University


Welcome to my research webpage. I am currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Computational Molecular Biology at Brown University, where I am a member of the Ramachandran Lab. My research focuses on the application and development of both computational and statistical tools for the analysis of human genomic data. The questions I am interested in typically cross the boundaries of population, medical, and evolutionary genetics.

Recent and current projects include:

  • Methodological frameworks for multiethnic GWAS
  • Bayesian multivariate analysis of large-scale GWAS summary statistics
  • Targeted gene-exome sequencing and rare-variant analysis in relation to HIV-infection
  • The deleterious mutation load in European and African-American populations
  • Polygenic adaptation of height in European populations

My CV can be found here. Past research experiences include completing my PhD in Human Genetics with the Stephens Lab while a NRSA Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, working in the Pritchard Lab (50/50 with Stephens Lab) prior to its move to Stanford, the Hirschhorn Lab at Children's Hospital Boston prior to graduate school, and the Aquadro Lab at Cornell University while receiving my Bachelors.