Cristen Willer Laboratory

May 2016 - September 2021 University of Michigan
Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
I joined the lab of Dr. Cristen Willer as a rotation student in May 2016. I began my dissertation work in September of 2016. Broadly, I studied the genetics of cardiometabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. My research projects ranged from the study of Mendelian disease in Thoracic Aortic Dissection patients from the University of Michigan Cardiac Health Improvement Project to the study of polygenic diseases in large population scale biobanks such as the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study and the UK Biobank. My research contributed to the development of precision health strategies by developing and employing computational tools to analyze big data in the form of EHR-linked biobanks with genetic data.