Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2007
Home Department: Computer Science
Faculty Advisor: Gill Bejerano (Developmental Biology)

Research Description: Evolution of cis-regulatory elements may drive the majority of anatomical evolution, yet the mechanisms of cis-regulation of gene expression are poorly understood. Cory uncovered a number of interesting non-coding genomic regions within vertebrates using the computational tools of high-performance computing, statistics, and natural language processing. He also investigated roles for machine learning in the discovery of a genomic signature of cis-regulatory elements. Transgenic experiments performed in collaboration with the Kingsley laboratory helped to elucidate the roles of these elements in vertebrate evolution.


Cory leads the genomics team in Google Health, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.