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.