About

McCoyI am a postdoctoral fellow in Josh Akey’s lab in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. My research uses computational and statistical approaches to investigate the evolution and function of the human genome. I received my PhD in 2015 from the Department of Biology at Stanford University, co-advised by Dmitri Petrov and Carol Boggs. My specific research interests relate to understanding the functional and fitness consequences of genetic variation–including large-scale chromosome abnormalities. I am also interested in the evolutionary processes that generate and maintain functional genetic variation in human populations.

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