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Connor D

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Entrepreneurship

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.

Polygenic risk score for Alzheimer's disease

Using data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS), the student will apply computational and statistical techniques to construct a genetic model for Alzheimer's disease risk. The project could serve as the basis for submission to a regional science fair or research competition.

Healthcare startup business plan and pitch deck

The student will formulate an idea for a startup company based in healthcare or biotechnology and will create a "game plan" for pitching the company to potential stakeholders and investors. The project could serve as the basis for submission to a startup pitch competition.

Coding skills


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