Biography & Research:
I am a Research Assistant Professor in the Dr. John T. MacDonald Department of Human Genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and in the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG). I serve as the leader of the Statistical and Bioinformatics Consulting Core in the Center for Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics at the HIHG where I manage a team of bioinformaticians and statistical geneticists. My training is in molecular genetics with a recent focus in bioinformatics applied to running and developing analysis pipelines for massively parallel DNA sequencing analysis, RNA sequencing analysis, epigenomics, and comprehensive variant annotation and interpretation. My primary interest is aiming to identify genetic risk for factors of complex phenotypes including projects focusing on the underlying genetics of complex diseases including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Alzheimer disease. I have a diverse skill set with,backgrounds in molecular genetics and bioinformatics.