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JooEun ‘Jay’ Kang, Ph.D. (she/her)

Douglas Ruderfer Lab, M4


Graduate Program: Human Genetics

Dissertation: Leveraging biobanks to characterize the genetic architecture of suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, and treatment-resistant depression

Hometown: Paris/Seoul/Cairo (among others)

Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University

Research Interests: I am a molecular biologist turned computational biologist, interested in synthesizing genomic data with electronic health data to uncover molecular mechanisms and creating prediction models to guide clinical decisions. My thesis project focused on psychiatric genetic applications of such an approach, finding novel genetic architectures of suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, and treatment resistant depression.

MSTP Leadership: Past Avery-Cohen College Advisory Board Leader, Leadership Workshop II Committee, Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion Council

Hobbies and Interests: Outdoorsy stuff (backpacking, hiking, kayaking), fitness in general (HIIT, yoga), knitting, wide variety of visual art (watercolor, digital art), podcasts (recommend No Such Thing As A Fish), keeping my 600+ day streak on Duolingo (Spanish) and 800+ day streak on NYT Crossword

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