Andrea Barrett Moffitt

Hertz Fellow: Andrea Barrett Moffitt
School

Duke University

Area of Study

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Fellowship Years

2010 - 2015

Andrea Moffitt is pursuing her PhD in computational biology in the Bioinformatics Program at Duke University. Her research interests lie at the interface of genomics, statistics, and medicine, and she hopes to help take bioinformatics based diagnostics to the clinic. Currently, she is working in the Dave lab at Duke, developing methods to elucidate diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, as well as oncogenic mechanisms, in lymphoma, using primarily transcriptome and exome sequencing data. She hopes to develop more accurate and personalized signatures for predicting disease subtype and treatment response outcome in lymphomas.

Andrea completed her undergraduate career at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she received the President’s Scholarship (highest merit award given at Georgia Tech) and a Goldwater Scholarship. Her undergraduate research experiences have spanned multiple disciplines and international boundaries. She has worked in labs at Georgia Tech, Harvard Medical School, Osaka University, Japan, and the National Cancer Institute.

Thesis:

2016 - Integrative Computational Genomics Defines the Molecular Origins and Outcomes of Lymphoma