Wednesday, October 7, 2015
PharmGKB welcomes Alie Fohner to the team
We are pleased to welcome scientific curator Alison (Alie) Fohner to the PharmGKB team. Alie recently earned her PhD in Public Health Genetics at the University of Washington, where she worked with the Pharmacogenomics Research Network group that focuses on rural and underserved populations. Her dissertation included an analysis of genetic and environmental drivers of variation in cytochrome P450 expression in Alaska Native people, and a recommendation for reconciling conflicting ethical and statistical demands in conducting research with historically marginalized populations. She is excited to be starting with PharmGKB, 10 years after attending a lecture by Russ Altman that inspired her interest in pharmacogenetics, and to be back at Stanford, where she received both a BS and MS in Biology.