Jennifer M. Franks

I am currently a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. My research interests include human and bacterial genetics, computational immunology, statistics for big data, and machine learning. I am working with Michael Whitfield, PhD to study the systemic autoimmune disease scleroderma.

Research Portfolio

A collection of publication links, research interests, and previous projects.

Feature-Specific Quantile Normalization for Cross-Platform Gene Expression Analysis

RNA-sequencing of Multiple Organs in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis

Machine Learning Classification for Intrinsic Molecular Subsets in Systemic Sclerosis

Belimumab for the Treatment of Early Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis

Longitudinal Analysis of Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) Treatment in Systemic Sclerosis

Burroughs-Wellcome Fund: Big Data in the Life Sciences Training Program

Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2014

About Me

My scientific research interests have evolved at the intersection of computational analysis and traditional bench work. I use and develop novel data science techniques to produce clinically-relevant results. Through my current research projects and in future endeavors, I hope to contribute to greater understanding of complex disease through big data analysis. Outside of lab, you can find me hiking the Whites or dancing: ballroom, club, & west coast swing.


jfranks [dot] gr [at] dartmouth [dot] edu