Do you feel in charge? You shouldn’t - plans have a way of going awry, driven askew by an invisible, indiscriminate, and ubiquitous enemy, variance. Cancer and autoimmunity (to name but a few conditions) can be conceptualized as physical manifestations of negative biological variance. Variance though has a means, and demystifying its mechanisms and means is a fascinating area of research. Leveraging data analysis and state of the art techniques in pattern recognition, I focus on both identifying mechanisms of disease and quantifying individual disease risk.
We may all be kites dancing in a hurricane (to paraphrase from Spectre), but I’d at least like to know the name of the storm… May the odds be ever in your favor!!!
B.S.E. in Bioengineering, 2014
University of Pennsylvania