BCATS is a one-day scientific conference organized entirely by students highlighting current research by students and post-docs in the San Francisco bay area. BCATS has consistently offered the biomedical computation community a place to connect and learn about state-of-the-art science.
Alice Yu received her B.S. in Bioengineering: Bioinformatics from UC San Diego and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in the Stanford Biomedical Informatics training program. She is now developing algorithms to understand the complexity of the tumor microenvironment in Dr. Sylvia Plevritis' lab. Her current work focuses on inferring inter- and intra-cellular interactions in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC).
Kristin studied Cognitive Science with an emphasis in Neuroscience at UC San Diego. She subsequently research language development at Emory University before joining Stanford's Neurosciences Ph.D. program. Now in her fourth year of graduate school, Kristin studies the transcriptional consequences of maternal illness during pregnancy on the developing fetal brain.
Hunter Boyce received his B.S. in Bioinformatics from UC San Diego and is currently a 2nd year PhD student in the Stanford Biomedical Informatics training program. He is now working with Dr. Parag Mallick on using integrative, multi-omic approaches to model the processes that govern proteome dynamics and to use those models to discover cancer biomarkers and mechanisms.
Christine Yeh is a co-terminal masters student in the Biomedical Informatics Program at Stanford University. She is working on a collaborative effort between the Snyder and Pitteri labs to model and predict human disease using integrative, longitudinal multi-omics.