Awarded in 2012
Home Department: Biology
Faculty Advisor: Hunter Fraser (Biology) and Susan Holmes (Statistics)
Research Title: Connecting genotype to phenotype through novel statistical methods that leverage gene expression
Research Description: A core concern of genomics is the connection of genotypic variation, at the level of DNA sequence, with phenotypic variation, such as disease status. Many studies have shown that connecting these two levels of variation directly can be difficult and that a useful intermediary is variation at the level of gene expression. Trevor’s research focuses on developing novel statistical methods to understand how gene expression variation has evolved that allow for new ways of studying the intersection between genetics and disease.
Trevor is the CEO and a co-founder of Mammoth Biosciences. They have raised over $70M to build the next generation of CRISPR products in diagnostics and therapeutics. Trevor has been honored with a variety of awards for his entrepreneurial and scientific work including Forbes’s 30 Under 30 and Fortune’s 40 Under 40 lists.