The University of Chicago’s world-class genetics research attracted me as an applicant, and while attending interview weekend I recognized important strengths that uphold this reputation. The students, faculty, and staff comprise a welcoming community that fosters collaborations, friendships, and the exciting pursuit of innovative research. As I advance through my first year, I am grateful to be in an environment where students are challenged to grow as scientists, while simultaneously being so well-supported. UChicago graduate training uniquely integrates quantitative methods (R programming and statistics) with domain-specific coursework, and I know this foundation will serve me well throughout my career. UChicago already feels like home, and I’m looking forward to what the next few years have in store.
Adult rhesus macaque monkeys' previous status in their community's social hierarchy has a lingering effect on how their genes behave.
Software identified the METTL3 gene (left) as a potential "driver gene" for bladder cancer. The closeups below show areas with genetic mutations.