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Dr. Chelsie Benca-Bachman
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Benca-Bachman received her PhD in Behavioral Genetics from the University of Colorado Boulder. She specializes in statistical genetics with a focus on psychopathology, executive functioning, and substance use. She has taken on multiple roles and responsibilities, including Associate Director of Research for the BGA Lab. Currently, she splits her time between the BGA Lab and the Providence VA Medical Center, working under Dr. John E McGeary. With her extensive experience with big data manipulation, cleaning, and visualization, phenotypic harmonization, and genetic analyses, she has rightfully earned the title of "The Data-Wrangler."

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Dr. Vipavee Niemsiri
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Vipavee Niemsiri received her PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh, and also holds a medical degree from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. She has experience in the analysis of DNA-sequencing, RNA-sequencing, and the network-based method. Currently, her focus is the use of the multi-omics approach to broaden insights into the interplays of fundamental molecules/systems and interactions with the environment for complex diseases, including drug responses. She is also interested in expanding genetic research into underrepresented populations as well as developing countries.

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