Computational Biologist/ Medical Student

Ph.D. Biophysics 2016, M.D. Candidate 2019

I am a physician-scientist in my 7th year of training at the University of Chicago. Having completed my Ph.D. in 2016, I now work with several collaborators while in my 3rd year of medical school on questions in circadian biology and statistical analysis.

Education

B.S. Physics, 2011
Yale College

Ph.D. Biophysical Sciences, 2016 University of Chicago

M.D. Candidate, 2019: University of Chicago Prizker School of Medicine

Research

Computational biology. Genome-wide expression data. Circadian biology. Rhythm detection. Differential Rhythmicity. P-value computation. Physical modeling.

Service

UChicago BSD Dean's Council Representative. UChicago MSTP Dean's Council President. UChicago MSTP Admissions Council. UChicago Pritzker SOM Representative.

Advocacy

Healcare Equality Index. Crisis Intervention Training. Health care access in public school populations.

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Personal

I live in cozy Hyde Park in Chicago with my wife and our two pet rats, within walking distance of Lake Michigan, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the University of Chicago.

Awards

  • New England Journal of Medicine Essay Contest In 2011, NEJM had a technology in medicine essay competition. I submitted an essay and I was chosen as a NEJM Scholar, invited to attend the NEJM 200th Anniversary Symposium in Boston, MA, on June 22nd, 2012. A copy of my essay can be found here.
  • Jane Morton and Henry C. Murphy Award for Student Leadership In 2015, I won the University of Chicago Jane Morton and Henry C. Murphy Award for Student Leadership for my advocacy work with the HEI at the UCMC. More information on this advocacy can be found under the Advocacy section.

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Acknowledgments

None of my work would be possible without the presence, guidance, and help of many mentors, collaborators, and peers. I would like to thank Aaron R. Dinner for his sincere, suberp, and patient mentorship, as well as Paul Tipton, Angel Garcia, Hal Blumenfeld, Enrique De La Cruz, Sean Crosson, Chuan He, and Ravi Allada for their generosity of their time and energy as principal investigators mentoring me. I would also like to thank my peers and collaborators Alan Chen, Andy Chiang, Sean Gibbons, and Monika Scholz, without whom my research experience would neither be as fruitful nor as enjoyable.

  • ORCID webpage
  • ResearcherID webpage
  • UChicago Biophysics webpage