Laura GunsalusResearch Associate Syros PharmaceuticalsBSCB ’17
I use computational tools to analyze genetic and epigenetic information from our labs. We hope to learn how cell type, drug treatments, and environment influence gene expression. Without a solid understanding of biology and experimental motivation, it’s impossible to apply computational methods effectively. In the BSCB program at Carnegie Mellon, I gained not only a fundamental skill set in computer science, but also a strong foundation in genetics and cell biology. The most important skill I learned, however, was how to better understand and communicate scientific ideas.