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Jessica B

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


genomics, data science, machine learning, reproducible research, coding in R/bash/python

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.

Opioid Epidemic, Meet Covid-19 Pandemic

Prior to the covid-19 global pandemic, the US was already struggling with the public health crisis of opioid addiction. Overdose events increased during the pandemic. Close analysis of publicly available datasets might provide some important insights into the interactions of these two catastrophes.

Diversity on the African Continent

There is an incredible amount of genetic diversity within populations of African descent. In fact, the distinctions between African subpopulations are so pronounced that they often need to be treated separately during analysis. I propose a potential project focused on fleshing out the genomic distinctions between some of these populations.

Coding skills

python, R, C, bash, awk

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