2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Stephen Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Genetics, and of Computer Science

Katie Riklin is a rising senior majoring in human biology with a concentration in epidemiology and human health. She is interested in different factors that influence disease susceptibility and causation, including genetic variation. She is working in Stephen Montgomery’s lab this summer using tools in bioinformatics to analyze variation in gene expression and dissect genotype to phenotype relationships. Katie is considering applying to medical school after Stanford. She is a member of the varsity sailing team at Stanford and also enjoys skiing, scuba diving, and the outdoors.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

Assessing Regulatory Variation Using Allele-Specific Expression

Katie Riklin1, Mark Piercy2, Mauro Palo2, Xin Li2, Konrad Karczewski3, Alexis Battle4, Stephen Montgomery2
[Departments of Human Biology1, Pathology2, Biomedical Informatics3, and Computer Science4, Stanford University]