Zhiyan is a first-year graduate student in Neuroscience and Education program at Columbia. She studied psychology at NYU as an undergraduate. She is performing exploratory data analysis on the postmortem brain database of the MIND division.
I’m currently a second-year Medical Student at the Icahn School of Medicine. I received my BA in Chemistry and Statistics from Williams College summa cum laude. I was an undergraduate research student working with TJ at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. between 2020 to 2022 where I investigated the pleiotropy of rare variants in the broader population. I continued on as a research associate at Columbia University where I contributed to a project on imaging genetics and polygenic risk score associations in biobank data. I currently also work at AIMS, a consortium of AI researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital, where I work on machine learning methods development for clinical tasks.
I am a senior at Williams College (class of 2023), and I am majoring in Biology and German. I had the pleasure to work with TJ in the summer of 2020 after my freshman year, where he supervised me doing computational research on the GTEx dataset of gene expression in variable tissues. I kept on doing computational biology research at Williams throughout my second year until I got an opportunity to work in Sabatini's lab in Whitehead Institute studying protein interactions during the summer of 2021. This year, I plan to do my thesis in the biochemistry lab at Williams, where I want to investigate ASAP1 protein's role in ovarian cancer, and I hope to continue on doing cancer-related research after finishing my undergraduate degree.
I’m currently a senior at Williams College majoring in Biology with dual concentrations in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology. I worked under TJ during the summer of 2021 as a recipient of the Williams-Whitehead Scholarship, where I completed a project in Python and R, analyzing proteomic data to investigate phenotypic enrichment in a murine model of Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, I’m working on a thesis project in the Lebestky Laboratory, where I am using transcriptomics to better understand the role of the toll receptor in pathogen sensing in the D. melanogaster nervous system. After Williams, I intend to pursue computational neurobiology research at the graduate level.