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