Dustin Griesemer is a M.D./Ph.D. student at Harvard Medical School. He completed his Ph.D. in the the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics program at Harvard University under the advisorship of Pardis Sabeti and Carl Novina. His work focuses on the development of a large-scale method to test variants in 3-prime untranslated regions for function. This project has been supported by a National Institutes of HealthNational Research Service Award (coadvised by Dave Bartel) as well as a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.
Previously, he graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 2010. While an undergraduate, he conducted research with Andrey Karamyshev and Phil Thomas at UT Southwestern in which he helped uncover a novel translation quality control pathway (Regulation of Aberrant Protein Production).
Dustin is currently completing his M.D., with plans to train as an Anesthesiologist and Intensivist. Ultimately, he hopes to use genomics to improve perioperative risk stratification and improve patient outcomes in the ICU.
Outside the lab, Dustin enjoys traveling, swimming, biking, and exploring new cuisines.