Kristine Lacek

Bioinformatics BS/MS Program
Research Interests

Predictive Health Genomics, Polygenic Risk, GWAS, Disease Incidence, Statistical Genetics


Kristine is a MS Bioinformatics student graduating Spring 2020. She received her BS in Biology and Physiology from Georgia Tech summa cum laude Spring 2019, where she researched in the Exercise Physiology Lab on a President's Undergraduate Research Award. However, she completed her senior research in the Gibson Lab, her current lab. There, she researches predictive health genomics using the UK BioBank on a Computational Biology Faculty Research Award. She also worked for Georgia Tech Sports Medicine as an Athletic Training Aid, for the Center for Academic Success as a BIOL/CHEM tutor, and as a Teaching Assistant in Lyon, France for both Cell and Molecular Biology and Organic Chemistry. Kristine is an avid Philly sports fan, and enjoys exploring Atlanta's coffee shops and restaurants.