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Rachel Sweeney
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About

Career:

Bioinformatician for a muscular dystrophy gene therapy lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

Computer Science Background:

Python is my native computer programing language. Linux and Unix are my preferred OS to use.

Education:

University of Maine, Class of 2022 - Professional Master's Studies (PSM) in Bioinformatics

Cabrini University, Class of 2020 - Bachelor's in Biology on a health science track and Honors program

Goals:

Improve R skills Learn more on making HMM (Hidden Markov Models) for future bioinformatics projects Learn more AI/ML skills

Research/Bioinformatics interests:

Virology: I am specifically interested in COVID-19, IAV, Ebola, and the Polio virus

Alzheimer's disease treatments involving joint nano particle and protein technology

How genomic studies can crack the code for human diseases/epidemiology/immunology

Project:

Influenza A bioinformatics research on the RTF2 gene and how gene expression influences human immunity and disease progression

Phylogenetic studies using bioinformatics to understand how horizontal gene transfer (HGT) impacts phage therapy and targeting pathogenic bacteria.

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