Hilary Finucane

Hertz Fellow: Hilary Finucane
School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Computational Biology

Fellowship Years

2013 - present

Hilary is a Broad Fellow at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. Her research group develops and applies new statistical and computational methods for analyzing biological data, with a focus on combining large-scale human genetic data with cutting-edge molecular data to learn about the causes of diseases.

Hilary Finucane grew up in Columbia, MD, and majored in math at Harvard College, graduating in 2009. After college, she spent three years at the Weizmann Institute of Science studying theoretical computer science and discrete math, with a focus on vertex-transitive graphs. She then returned to Boston to do her PhD in the applied mathematics department at MIT, with a focus on statistical genetics and computational biology. Hilary is also a classical pianist who enjoys playing chamber music.