Dustin is a PhD student in the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics program, and is also completing a MD degree in the Harvard Health Sciences and Technology program. Dustin is generally interested in engineering novel approaches to improve understanding of human disease, and extending these approaches to clinical practice. He previously worked on nonlinear modeling of motor control with Dr. Kurt Thoroughman at Washington University in St. Louis as well as translation quality control with Dr. Phil Thomas at UT Southwestern. His thesis work involves extending massively parallel assays to quantify posttranscriptional function. This work is supported by a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant as well as a NIH Ruth Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship.
Outside of the lab, Dustin enjoys swimming and hanging out with his residents (“shirefolk”) in the MIT dorm where he is a Graduate Resident Tutor.