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First Name: 
Kristine
Last Name: 
Lacek
Research Interests: 

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

Biography: 

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. 

Presentations: 

Obstetric Genomics: Generation and Analysis of Polygenic Risk Scores for Miscarriage and Menorrhagia in the UK  K. Lacek, G. Gibson

• Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences Senior Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA, April 2019. Poster.

Evidence for the Male Athlete Triad? K. Lacek, T.K. Snow, M. Millard-Stafford.   

  • National Collegiate Research Conference, Harvard, Boston, MA, January 2019. Poster.
  • Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Greenville, SC, February 2019. Poster. 
Student Status: MS or PhD Program: 
Bioinformatics BS/MS Program
Areas of Specialization: 
Predictive Health Genomics, Gibson Lab