My name is Andrew Hill and I am a graduate student and NSF graduate research fellow in the UW Department of Genome Sciences in Seattle, WA. I work with Jay Shendure and collaborate with Cole Trapnell on new technologies and computational methods for genomics.
During my time at UW, I have also been a computational biology intern and consultant with 10X Genomics. Prior to coming to UW, I worked as a research assistant and software developer in Daniel MacArthur's group in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute in Boston, MA.
Broadly, I am passionate about new technologies and methods in genomics. Specifically, I am currently very interested in improving high-throughput genetic screens and applications of single-cell genomic assays.
While my background is in engineering and software, I am now also heavily involved in molecular biology methods development.
I am interested in better methods for comprehensive and robust functional interpretation of genetic variation including technologies such as deep-mutational scans and CRISPRi/CRISPRa screens.
I am interested in development of high-throughput single-cell assays such as single-cell RNA-seq and ATAC-seq and pairing this data with additional layers of phenotypic information.
As an engineer, I am interested in developing robust and easy-to-use tools for researchers.