John Morris, PhD

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About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the New York Genome Center, working with Dr. Neville Sanjana and Dr. Tuuli Lappalainen. 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 a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (one of the top 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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