2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Mathematical and Computational Science
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Michael Snyder, Genetics

The human body contains over 10 times as many microbial cells than human cells, whose genomes collectively make up the microbiome. This summer, Amartya Das will be studying associations between the microbiome and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) immunity in humans. To test these associations, he will specifically be performing genetic analyses of the microbiome and how it relates to the host as well as computational analyses of genomic and proteomic data. Ultimately, this research aims to expand our understanding of how T2D affects humans.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Using Genetic Variant Analysis to Find Novel Transcript Isoforms in Type 2 Diabetes

Amartya Das1, Brian D. Piening1, Andrew M. Lipchik1, Michael P. Snyder1
[Department of Genetics1, Stanford University]