Ellen

Location:

Ann Arbor, MI

Member since:

January 20, 2014

Why did you choose to work and live in the Ann Arbor area?

I moved to Ann Arbor right after college primarily for the excellent graduate program at UM. I love the quaint feel of the downtown area, and especially all of the cultural opportunities.

What do you like the least about your work?

Because my field is so competitive, it is often a challenge to balance work and social life. I hope to take advantage of some of the great social opportunities through meet-up!

What do you like the most about your work?

I enjoy the fast-paced, stimulating research environment. I especially like traveling to conferences and having the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from all over the world.

What type of company / business do you work for?

I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan in the field of computational biology.

What type of work do you do?

In my research, I investigate the genetic contribution to cardiovascular disease. We use genome-wide scans in large human populations to discover genetic variants associated with cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In addition, we look for enrichment of these variants in specific regulatory regions of the genome to understand the biological mechanisms underlying genetic variation. My work is solely computational, so I use a lot of statistics and computer science to answer these biological questions.

Introduction

Hello everyone! I've been living in Ann Arbor for several years working toward my PhD in computational biology at the University of Michigan. I am eager to meet some cool new people and have some fun adventures through meet-up!


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