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The focus of my research in the Kruer lab includes applying computational methods to identify the genetic risks in pediatric movement disorders. In particular, I have been involved in developing pipelines for identifying the single nucleotide variant (SNV) and copy number variation (CNV) using DNAseq data. I've been also studying the underlying biological processes through pathway analysis and other bioinformatics techniques.

Before joining the lab, I worked for several years in the biotech companies in Northern California, where I contributed to cancer genomic and base-calling projects. My academic background is in artificial intelligence with a focus on machine learning, image processing, and computer vision. I'm very excited to put all my skills in medical research.

Somayeh Bakhtiari, PhD: TeamMember
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