- College of William & Mary - BS Biology (Minor: Fine Arts)
- Penn State University - Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences PhD program
Undergraduate research was on the nucleocytoplasmic trafficking of thyroid hormone receptor
- Longitudinal modeling
- Psychosocial/behavioral risk factors & phenotypes
- Tools for analyzing longitudinal big data
- Multi-omic integration
The Hall Lab published a study in PLoS Genetics featuring the lab’s novel genetic encoding method: EDGE. Using EDGE, we identified a novel genetic interaction associated with age-related cataract that no other method identified. EDGE shows promise for identifying nonadditive genetic effects in biomedical data.
New publication from our collaboration with Dr. Jennie Noll (Human Development and Family Studies) on risk for obesity in women who have experienced sexual abuse:
Li J, Hall MA, Shalev I, Schreier H, González-Zarzar T, Marcovici I, Putnam F, Noll J. (2021) Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation and risk for obesity in sexually abused females. Psychoneuroendocrinology: 129, 105254
Kristin Passero (Hall Lab PhD student) and Molly Hall organized the session “What about the environment? Leveraging multi-omic datasets to characterize the environment’s role in human health” for the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing with environmental health research experts Dr. Chirag Patel (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Arjun Manrai (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Kimberly McAllister (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences), and Dr. Shefali Setia Verma (University of Pennsylvania).
The Hall Lab original CLARITE (pronounced clarity) software and first EWAS for BMI was published in Frontiers in Genetics: CLARITE Facilitates the Quality Control and Analysis Process for EWAS of Metabolic-Related Traits
Kristin Passero’s first first-author paper was accepted at the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), which we will present in Hawaii January 2020, titled “Phenome-wide association studies on cardiovascular health and fatty acids considering phenotype quality control practices for epidemiological data”
Congratulations to Kristin Passero for passing her qualifying exam!
Graduate students, Jiayan Zhou and Kristin Passero present their first posters at the American Society of Human Genetics in Houston
Congratulations to Kristin Passero for earning the Huck Travel Award to ASHG in Houston for her poster titled “Considering phenotype quality-control practices for phenome-wide association studies using epidemiological data”