John A. Morris, Ph.D.

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About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Scientist at the New York Genome Center, working with Dr. Neville Sanjana and Dr. Tuuli Lappalainen. I am currently funded by the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, the top postdoctoral federal funding grant in Canada. I completed my PhD in Human Genetics and Bioinformatics at McGill University with Prof. Brent Richards. I was also a Queen Elizabeth Scholar, working with Prof. Nicole Soranzo at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge. My PhD research focused on identifying the genetic determinants of osteoporosis through the study of bone mineral density, its most clinically relevant risk factor, and bone fractures using genome-wide association studies (GWAS), functional genomics, and statistical genetics. During my PhD, I was funded by the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, one of the top doctoral student federal funding grants in Canada. Now, I am shifting my focus to leveraging genome editing to study GWAS data in a high-throughput manner.

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