Daniel is a PhD student with Hilary Martin, focusing on medical and cognitive genetics in diverse populations.
I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May of 2020, where I studied biostatistics and mathematics. I conducted research in Professor Timothy Gershon’s lab studying cerebellar development and medulloblastomas in mice using single cell transcriptomic and metabolic approaches.
As of recently I have shifted my focus to human genetics. I joined Hilary Martin’s group in September of 2020 as a Master’s student. During my MPhil, I characterised population structure and described trends in consanguinity in the Genes & Health cohort. During my PhD, my projects include studying the effects of autozygosity on disease and analysing the contributions of rare and common variants on cognitive and behavioural trajectories in several longitudinal cohorts.