I was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, and moved to North Carolina, USA in 2007. In high school I studied cello at UNC School of the Arts and took up an interest in biostatistics once I began my undergraduate studies at UNC Chapel Hill. During my studies I had the opportunity to work on various research projects in the fields of neuroscience, origins of life, and tumor biology, which solidified my aspiration to pursue a research career in biology. As a PhD student at the Sanger Institute, I will study the impact that genetic variation has on health in understudied populations. I believe that it is the responsibility of the medical genetics research community to expand research to understudied populations, and I look forward to contributing to this effort during my time at Cambridge.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biostatistics and Mathematics 2020