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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Jacob Edelson, M.S., joined the Trans-Divisional Research Program of the NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics as a postbaccalaureate fellow in September, 2021.  He earned his Master of Science in biomedical informatics from Stanford University's School of Medicine in June 2021. At Stanford University, his research focused on statistical inference and software development for high-throughput sequencing studies of complex diseases in diverse populations.

Mr. Edelson is working under the mentorship of Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Ph.D. and other mentors working on studies related to brain tumors including survival analysis; prediction of environmental exposure from mutational signatures identified in tumor sequencing data; and uncovering biological pathways, mutational signatures, and cell types in brain tumors that differ by sex, using exome sequencing and RNAseq data.