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Natalie D

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Medicine, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Data Science

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Identification and Prioritization of Novel Type 2 Diabetes Genes

With the advent of the internet and data sharing platforms, several public human genetic databases have been established (i.e. GWAS Catalog, Common Metabolic Disease Knowledge Portal) in which scientific researchers have deposited their research findings for others to examine. Much of this data remains under-utilized but researchers still continue to add more data to these databases. In this potential project, one could aggregate the genetic findings from type 2 diabetes studies from existing public databases to identify and prioritize novel genes of interest which may be play crucial roles in type 2 diabetes development. Such a project could also extend to different diseases, depending on the student's research interests!

Coding skills

R, python, bash

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