- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Cancer biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics/Genetics, Medicine/Health, Scientific writing
Identifying Cancer Drivers
In this project, you will use existing datasets and scientific papers to identify genes that may drive or cause cancer. By delving into primary scientific literature, you will suggest potential ways these genes may cause cancer and propose ways to test that hypothesis.
Genomic Analysis of Cancer
In this project, you will use transcriptomic and genomic datasets to analyze and classify cancers into biologically meaningful subgroups. Strong bioinformatic and coding background required, ideally with experience in R/Bioconductor.
Cancer Literature Review
In this project, you will perform a literature review to understand risk factors and differences in outcomes for a cancer of interest. There are many directions you could take this, depending on your interests, ranging from genetic factors to environmental exposures to inequities in healthcare access.