Biological Science at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
I am originally from South Africa, and grew up in New York City. I attended Stanford University, studying physics and computer science. First drawn to the elegance and explanatory power of physics, I became interested in applying its experimental techniques to study biological systems. I have also developed machine learning algorithms to analyze the large datasets these methods tend to produce. At Cambridge, I will use a combination of experimental and computational approaches to study the genetic basis of complex disease. I strongly believe integrating new experimental and computational methods will lead not only to fundamental advances in biology but also to more informative diagnostics, more targeted treatments, and more accessible healthcare.
Stanford University 2019 BSc & BSc Physics & Computer Science