Consortium member

Kate Farris


PhD Student

Main Research Interests

  • Complex diseases
  • Gene regulations
  • Splicing

Favorite things about epigenetics

Kate is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, and a member of the Nobrega lab. She was born and raised in Chicago, before leaving to complete her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After returning to the University of Chicago to join the Department of Human Genetics, Kate joined Marcelo Nobrega’s lab with the goal of extending our knowledge of the role of genetics in complex diseases by exploring the role of splicing in metabolic disorders.