Dr Eddie Cano Gamez

PhD student


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Eddie was a PhD student at the Trynka group between 2017-2021. During his PhD, Eddie used functional genomics to study human T cells and understand the impact of genetic variation on cellular function. He has since moved to a postdoctoral position at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford.

I completed by PhD in 2021, under the supervision of Dr Gosia Trynka at the Immune Genomics group. During my doctoral research, I studied how gene expression is regulated in immune cells and how this regulation is modulated by environmental cues. To do so, I used a combination of experimental and computational approaches such as RNA-sequencing (bulk and single-cell), ChIP-sequencing and quantitative proteomics to study the response of human T cells to cytokines. I also investigated how immune function varies across individuals by generating a large-scale eQTL map of human CD4+ T cells.

Since 2021, I have moved to a postdoctoral position at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Julian Knight. Here, I use functional genomics technologies to study the host response to infection. As a part of this post I maintain close links with the Sanger Institute and collaborate closely with the Davenport group.

I am also interested in public engagement, science outreach, and mental health advocacy.

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