I am a principal scientist at 23andMe, where I study the genetics of complex human diseases and traits using one of the world's largest genetic databases.
My work has lead to the discovery of genetic associations with a wide range of conditions, including Parkinson's disease, hypothyroidism, cilantro dislike, and dimples. I use tools from statistics, mathematics, and machine learning to understand complex trait biology and our ability to make predictions based on genetics.
I studied mathematics at MIT and UC Berkeley. After graduating, I was a NSF postdoc at Stanford University and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics at the University of Chicago. I joined 23andMe in 2008.
I occasionally blog about statistics and risk prediction at the Turning of the Key.