Elizabeth Schmitz

  • Undergraduate Student

Elizabeth is a Bioinformatics student at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently working on using edgeR and DeSeq to group samples, so they can be tested for differential gene expression. She works with test cases on bioinformatics with ATAC-seq data to determine the best way to normalize a dataset and what peak-callers are best. She is also working on cloning mouse Blimp-1 mRNA into a retroviral construct that uses a Tet-On system to drive Blimp-1 in T cells. This system will be used in vitro and in vivo in T cells and RNAseq will be performed to identify the Blimp-1 dependent transcriptome under different contexts.