Meet the Team
Sarah Tishkoff, PhDCenter Director | David and Lyn Silfen University Professor
My research centers on addressing the genomics research disparity in Africa. To that end, my team and African collaborators integrate field work, genomics research, and computational biology approaches to study human evolutionary history and the genetic basis of adaptive traits, disease risk, and resistance to infectious diseases in African populations.
Dorothy A. Hammond, PhD, MPHAssistant Director | Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist
I am a Bioinformatics Research Scientist with roots in public health (Epidemiology) and an interest in developing computational algorithms and disease risk predicting models applicable in populations under-represented in genomics research. I employ computational and statistical tools in Python (NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, Plotly), Perl, R, Bioconductor, SAS, MATLAB, Cytoscape, Reactome, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA), MetaCore Pathway Analysis, PLINK, BCFtools, SAMtools, and Bayesian statistics to better understand the genetic underpinnings of disease risk in these populations, generating insights to inform concepts as well as applications of disease risk model assessments in clinical decision making.