Andres Colubri (Incumbent)
I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Sabeti Lab, with a diverse background in science and arts: originally studied Mathematics in my native Argentina, conducted research in protein folding at the University of Chicago, and carried out an MFA at UCLA in Design and Media Arts.
In my current position at Harvard and the Broad Institute, I am working to create new statistical and computational methods to identify clinical and genomics factors associated with disease diagnostic and outcome, and to integrate rigorous statistics with visual interfaces for data exploration.
As a member of the Broad trainee community, and particularly as a NextGen co-chair during the 2014-15 period, I recognize the importance of communication, participation, and representation to make our experience at the Broad more rewarding, and to better prepare us for the next career step. For my nomination as a NextGen chair for another term, I plan to continue with an active involvement in the planning and implementation of NextGen’s social and career development events, as well with the new initiatives we launched during this year, such as the data visualization and functional genomics meetups. I am specially looking forward to reaching out to all members of the trainee community interested to participate in NextGen events in any way, from proposing new ideas to seat in our board to discuss plans and have your voice heard!