Big Data Summer Institute

Undergraduate, University of Michigan, Department of Biostatistics, 2019

I served as the Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for the Genomics group during the 2019 Big Data Summer Institute (BDSI), an undergraduate research program in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan and a Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) program. Undergraduate students from across the worrld were competitively chosen for this intensive six-week program of in-class instruction and hands-on research experience. As the Genomics group GSI, I worked with Biostatistics faculty to mentor a group of sixteen students in broad introductions to the computational and statistical as aspects of genomics research including population genetics, polygenic risk scores, and scRNAseq. I then spent four weeks as a research mentor to four students working on an in-depth polygenic risk score project using UM’s Genes for Good cohort.