Ryan Friedman

Postdoctoral Fellow
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I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Trapnell Lab. I am interested in how vertebrate development is encoded into DNA. I am developing new computational methods that infer gene regulatory networks and prioritize new experiments to reveal mechanisms underlying zebrafish development.

I received my bachelor’s degree and my Ph.D. in Computational and Systems Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. As a graduate student, I studied gene regulation with Barak Cohen and Mike White. I developed an active machine learning framework to iteratively design experiments that reveal the cis-regulatory grammar of CRX, the primary transcription factor controlling mammalian photoreceptor differentiation.

Outside of the lab, I enjoy cooking, reading, playing video games, and listening to music.