Andrew Sharo

Computational Biologist | NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Steven Brenner Group, UC Berkeley

I am a computational biologist focused on using genomics to improve decision making, from human health to conservation biology. I am currently a 6th year PhD student in Steven Brenner’s group at UC Berkeley, where I was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. 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. In January 2022, I will begin an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology at UC Santa Cruz, working with Beth Shapiro and Marm Kilpatrick. I intend to study the microevolution of house sparrows in response to the recent introduction of West Nile Virus into North America.