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Ariel Gewirtz

Ariel Gewirtz

Department Quantitative and Computational Biology
Faculty Adviser  
Year of Study G2
Undergraduate Institution Swarthmore
Undergraduate Major Computer Science

 

Personal Bio

I grew up in Washington, DC going to public school. After going to undergrad I decided to go straight into a PhD. I love cats and pizza.

Fun Fact

I manage the coffee house in the Old Graduate College

   
Research Keywords statistical network biology
Research Pitch

I'm currently working with RNAseq data from ~7000 human samples across ~45 tissues obtained post-mortem. We're building and analyzing tissue-specific and tissue-differential gene and isoform networks for each tissue using bayesian biclustering.  I've been looking for statistically significant eGenes (genes associated with one or more cis or trans SNPs that affect expression levels) associated with eSNPs of their first degree neighbors in order to validate network edges.

   
Meet and Greet 10/12  
Meet and Greet 10/13 Yes, I will attend
Meet and Greet 10/17 Attendance TBA
Meal for Mentoring 11/14 Yes, I will attend
Meal for Mentoring 11/15 Yes, I will attend

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