Alan is a research assistant to both Dr. Steven Reilly and Dr. Shira Weingarten-Gabbay and will be working as part of the Sabeti Lab’s ENCODE Functional Characterization Center to develop and apply next-generation non-coding CRISPR screens.
Alan graduated from Vassar College in 2018 with a B.A. in Biochemistry and a minor in Russian Studies. There, he conducted research on Wingless signaling regulation in Drosophila melanogaster. In addition, he was also a part of the First Generation 9, a sociological research team dedicated to investigating the experiences of first generation college students at a liberals arts institution. Alan is also an alumni of Harvard Medical School’s Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP) where he researched the mitochondrial architecture of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma and it’s metabolic subtypes at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute under Dr. Nika Danial.
Alan hopes to attend medical school in the future, study fetal surgery, and continue with research.