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Kathleen Sprouffske
Kathleen Sprouffske
University of Zurich
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Wagner Lab, Y27-G-35
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich
Switzerland
kathleen.sprouffske (at) ieu.uzh.ch

I am interested in cancer and the dynamics of evolution, and use genomic and epigenomic data, experimental evolution, and models to explore related questions.

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Oncology Bioinformatics at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, and previously worked with Andreas Wagner at the University of Zurich and Paul Sniegowski at the University of Pennsylvania looking at the genomic consequences of very high mutation rates. I obtained my PhD from the Genomics and Computational Biology program at the University of Pennsylvania with Carlo Maley. There, I explored the dynamics of asexual evolution and differentiation architecture in cancer cell populations.

Before embarking on my academic trajectory, I wrote software and databases. My undergraduate studies at Reed College were in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and I studied Computer and Information Technology at the University of Pennsylvania.