Pre-doc scholar, TRACT TL1 Program
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, College of Science and Engineering
Primary mentor: Logan Spector, Medical School
Additional mentor: Beau Webber, Medical School
Project: Identification of ancestry-linked differential EWS-FLI1 response loci to identify novel targets to combat Ewing Sarcoma tumorigenesis
Rachel Moss is a PhD candidate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Rachel received her MS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University. During her studies, she conducted bench science and computational projects to investigate gene regulatory relationships in neurologic disease. She now works in the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, part of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, under the advisement of Dr. Logan Spector. Her primary research interest is in the use of integrative multi-omics and computational techniques to analyze molecular changes to the genome / epigenome and their impact on pediatric cancer etiology. Her dissertation work explores the impact of genetic ancestry on EWS-FLI1 response in an effort to combat Ewing sarcoma tumorigenesis. Rachel has two cats and enjoys gardening, sci-fi shows, and electronic dance music.