Hilary Finucane

Hertz Fellow: Hilary Finucane
School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Computational Biology

Fellowship Years

2013 - 2017

Hilary Finucane is a fellow in the Broad Fellows program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Her research group develops and applies new statistical and computational methods for analyzing biological data.The group’s main focus is on integrating genetic data about disease with molecular data about cell types and biological processes to learn about the causes of disease.

Hilary earned her PhD in applied math from the Department of Mathematics at MIT, supported by a Hertz Foundation Fellowship. Her research was in statistical genetics, advised by Alkes Price at the Harvard School of Public Health. Finucane also holds a MSc in theoretical computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science and a BA in math from Harvard. She is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award.

Thesis:

2017 - Functional and Cross-Trait Genetic Architecture of Common Diseases and Complex Traits