Fereydoun Hormozdiari Awarded NSF CAREER Award
Fereydoun Hormozdiari was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award for "Computational methods to improve our understanding of the diversity of genomic structural variation." As part of this project, Hormozdiari's Lab will develop novel methods for efficient and accurate discovery and genotyping of any structural variant using ever-changing sequencing technologies. This will provide the necessary methods for studying a diverse set of structural variants (including hard to detect and complex structural variants) using these technologies. Furthermore, as part of this proposal, we will also develop novel approaches to predict the functional impact of structural variants by altering the chromatin structure of the genome.