anqi zhou
FIRE PhD student
Scientist | Writer | Musician | Hopeful Entrepreneur
anqi's Bio

I focus on modeling and analyses of large-scale genomic, transcriptomic, and "ethos-tomic" (behavioral) data to elucidate pathogenesis of various human diseases. I’ve collaborated with the Rhode Island Hospital on identifying a hematic biomarker for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in trauma patients. I spent my undergraduate career at Brown University working on the SOD1 and TDP-43 Drosophila models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating neurodegenerative disease.

I am currently working as a PhD candidate on an interdisciplinary project that utilizes Bayesian inference of Drosophila larva behavior to predict disease evolution within neural circuits involved in Alzheimer's Disease.

Multi-scale approach to investigate circuit dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases
Connecting synaptic changes and functional variabilities to probabilistic behavior