Jennifer M. Franks, PhD

I am a recent PhD graduate from 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. Currently, 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

Biomethyl: An R package for the Biological Interpretation of DNA Methylation Data

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

Microbiome Dysbiosis is Associated with Increased Inflammatory Gene Expression in SSc Skin

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

Osmoregulation in Salmonella typhimurium; Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2014

About Me

My scientific research interests have evolved at the intersection of computational analysis and traditional bench work, with a focus on developing novel data science techniques to produce clinically-relevant results. I hope to contribute to greater understanding of complex disease through big data analysis.

Ballroom dancer. Hiker. Wine enthusiast.


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