Scott Kallgren

Scott Kallgren, PhD, MMSc

Research Fellow in Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Master of Medical Science in Biomedical Informatics, Class of 2016
Biomedical Informatics Research Training Fellow, 2014-2017

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.

Previous Education
  • PhD, Columbia University - 2014
  • BS, Hillsdale College - 2007