December 9, 2018
Alessio Bax & Graham McVicker

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Graham McVicker

Graham McVicker is developing innovative computational and statistical techniques to unscramble the molecular function of human genetic variation. McVicker is specifically interested in understanding how genetic variants affect chromatin in the immune system. Chromatin is the molecular packaging that organizes DNA within the nucleus of the cell and controls which genes are turned on in specific cells. By gaining a mechanistic understanding of these variants and linking them to disease risk, he will illuminate why some individuals are more susceptible to autoimmune and infectious diseases.