Erin Char, B.A., joined the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) in 2020 as a postbaccalaureate fellow in the laboratory of Laufey Amundadottir, Ph.D., senior investigator. Ms. Char graduated in 2020 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she completed a dual B.A. in computer science and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Her undergraduate research experience ranged from engineering an antibody with a deactivation mechanism, to exploring the therapeutic repression of DYRK1A protein in Down Syndrome patients, to applying machine learning techniques to the prediction of alternative splicing events.
Ms. Char analyzes paired transcriptomic and epigenomic data of purified cell types from normal pancreatic tissue and characterizes the functional implications of a pancreatic cancer GWAS signal at the promoter of PDX1 on chr13q12.2, under the mentorship of Jason Hoskins, Ph.D., staff scientist.