Scott Kallgren, PhD, MMSc
Scott Kallgren's research is focused on determining chromatin changes that are reflective and causative of cancer. He will therefore develop analysis tools for epigenomic approaches like ChIP-seq, NET-seq, and RNA-seq to determine the biological mechanisms underlying gene expression patterns in specific cancer types. His doctoral research in laboratory-based fission yeast epigenetics provides a related basis upon which to build and bridge the knowledge gap between computational and laboratory-based approaches. Kallgren chose the MMSc in Biomedical Informatics program "in order to interact with current and future leaders in biomedical informatics and to be immersed in cutting-edge computational research approaches that will empower me to answer disease-related biological questions that can be readily translated into improved diagnostics and treatments for patients." He is also working on yeast chromatin as it relates to transcription elongation in a joint project with the Winston Lab at the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.
- PhD, Columbia University - 2014
- BS, Hillsdale College - 2007