Jennifer Franks

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Trapnell lab. I am interested in the transcriptional processes that drive fibrosis in various organs. I received my BS from Purdue University in Applied Statistics and Genetics, and I completed my PhD in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, while working with Michael Whitfield, PhD. In the Whitfield lab, I utilized machine learning approaches to identify gene-expression based subgroups of systemic sclerosis patients who were most likely to benefit from different treatments regimens.

More details about me and my work are available here.


Single-cell analysis of chromatin and expression reveals age- and sex-associated alterations in the human heart

Embryo-scale, single-cell spatial transcriptomics