I am a computational biologist focused on using genomics to improve decision making. My projects range from quantifying native ancestry in threatened steelhead trout to prioritizing functional variants in the extinct heath hen. I am currently an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UC Santa Cruz, working with Beth Shapiro.
In my PhD, I developed methods to better identify germline human genome variants that cause disease. I also characterized how databases of disease-causing variants have become more accurate over time. As a PhD student, I worked in Steven Brenner’s group at UC Berkeley, where I was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.