I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Informatics program at Stanford University. Before that I recieved my B.A. in Biology and Computer Science from Wesleyan University. With my free time, I like to dabble in pottery and go hiking.
I enjoy thinking about how DNA is translated into life. Specifically, I am interested in the genetics of gene regulation and complex traits.
Impact of regulatory variation across human iPSCs and differentiated cells. Banovich, Nicholas E., Yang I. Li, Anil Raj, Michelle C. Ward, Peyton Greenside, Diego Calderon, Po Yuan Tung et al. Published in Genome Research. [NCBI]
Inferring Relevant Cell Types for Complex Traits by Using Single-Cell Gene Expression. Calderon, Diego, Anand Bhaskar, David A. Knowles, David Golan, Towfique Raj, Audrey Q. Fu, and Jonathan K. Pritchard. Published in American Journal of Human Genetics. [NCBI][pdf][software: CRAN][software: github repository]
The king cobra genome reveals dynamic gene evolution and adaptation in the snake venom system. Vonk, Freek J., Nicholas R. Casewell, Christiaan V. Henkel, Alysha M. Heimberg, Hans J. Jansen, Ryan JR McCleary, Harald ME Kerkkamp, et al. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [NCBI]