Jennifer M. Franks, PhD

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Cole Trapnell's lab in the Department of Genome Sciences at University of Washington. I received my PhD in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, where I worked with Michael Whitfield, PhD to study the systemic autoimmune disease scleroderma. My research interests include genomics, computational immunology, fibrosis, statistics for big data, and machine learning.

Research Portfolio

A collection of publication links, research interests, and previous projects.

Computational Biology and Biostatistics - Methods Development

Single-cell sequencing

Interpreting Clinical Outcomes using Molecular Subtypes

Systemic Sclerosis

Immune and Inflammatory Cell Signatures in Disease Progression

About Me

My scientific research interests have evolved at the intersection of computational analysis and traditional bench work, with a focus on developing novel data science techniques to produce clinically-relevant results. I hope to contribute to greater understanding of complex disease through big data analysis.

Ballroom dancer. Hiker. Corgi mom.


jmfranks [at] uw [dot] edu