Dr Erin Heyer
After completing her undergraduate studies in biology at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, Dr Erin Heyer undertook PhD studies in the laboratory of Melissa Moore at UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Her graduate work focused on the study of translation by single ribosomes and the optimisation of RNA-Seq library preparation to minimise bias. As both projects involved deep sequencing, Erin began to explore the field of computational biology to complement her work in biochemistry.
Following the completion of her PhD, Erin took a position at Moderna Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After this stint in biotech, she moved back to academic research as a postdoctoral researcher at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. In the Transcriptomic Research Lab, Erin balances her time between the lab bench and the computer, studying genomic rearrangements and their impact on cancer.