Jill Moore

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Jill Moore

Jill Moore is a PhD candidate at UMass Medical School and is currently working with Zhiping Weng in the Program of Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology. She completed her undergraduate studies at UMass Amherst as a member of the Commonwealth Honors College earning a BS in applied mathematics with minors in chemistry and biology. Broadly, she is interested in how genetic variation contributes to human disease and how data integration and computational methods can lead to better insights about disease etiology. She works on a variety of projects analyzing genomics data hoping to learn more about diseases such as Schizophrenia, ALS, and lung cancer. She also actively works with members of the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Consortium in annotating non-coding regions of the human genome.