Concurrent Speaker :
Julia BM Udell, MA

Doctoral Candidate
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
University of Minnesota, Minnesota

Julia Udell is a doctoral candidate in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program at the University of Minnesota, a graduate researcher in the Bioinformatics Research department at the Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research, and a Research Affiliate in the Biomarker Discovery group at the Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. Her research focuses on prediction and validation of targets of immune reactivity in graft-versus-host disease following hematopoeitic stem cell transplantation, and of effective immunotherapeutic targeting of tumor-specific antigens derived from chromosomal rearrangement.

Prior to coming to Minnesota to work on her doctorate, she completed her master's degree in mathematics at San Francisco State University, and wrote her master's thesis on the application of HLA locus imputation to organ transplantation. Following graduation, she worked as a biostatistician at the Stanford Blood Center, where she collaborated with transplant physicians on various projects pertaining to adaptive immune repertoire changes following bone marrow transplantation. In her spare time, she loves to cook dishes from diverse cuisines, sing with the Minnesota Orchestra, and hike up canyons and mountains whenever possible.


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