Lasseigne Lab

Lasseigne Lab

Because Science.

Our Focus

Our research focuses on developing approaches for assaying and integrating omics data, functional annotations, and patient information to discover novel mechanisms in disease etiology and progression, therapeutic targets, and circulating biomarkers.

Our Current Team

Brittany Lasseigne, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor

At UAB, Dr. Lasseigne is an assistant professor in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, an associate scientist in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, and a scientist in both the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute and the Informatics Institute.

Brittany’s Publications and Grants

Avery Williams

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Avery is an undergraduate research assistant majoring in Genetics and Genomic Sciences and participating in the Science and Technology honors program. She participates in collaborative research on rare diseases like Friedreich’s Ataxia and is responsible for designing the lab website.

Drew Hardigan. Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Drew is completing the M.D./Ph.D. program at UAB and currently completing a short postdoc in the lab developing and applying next-generation sequencing based “liquid biopsies” to improve diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic biomarkers of neurological disease.

Jen Fisher

Graduate Research Assistant

Jen is a Ph.D. student in the Genomics, Genetics, and Bioinformatics theme within the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences program. She has a B.S. in Biological Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Mississippi State University. Jen is currently applying machine learning approaches to uncovering biomarkers for drug repurposing, liquid biopsies, and chromosomal instability.

Jordan Whitlock

Graduate Research Assistant

Jordan is a current Ph.D. student in the Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics theme within the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences program. She has a B.S. in Genetics and Genomic Sciences from UAB. Her projects and interests focus on developing and applying disease-agnostic computational approaches to understand the role of context dependency across and within disease. Jordan has a particular heart for rare diseases.

Sasha Thalluri

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sasha is an honors undergraduate research assistant majoring in Genetics and Genomic Sciences. She is contributing to our genomic instabilities projects by gathering and analyzing genomics data to create predictive models of human cancer.

Tabea Soelter

Graduate Research Assistant

Vishal Oza, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Vishal is a Postdoctoral Fellow interested in developing methods for analyzing high dimensional biological data through machine learning and network theory approaches.

Our Alumni

Roshan Darji

Computational Biologist (2019)

Randi Wood

Researcher IV and Lab Manager (2019-2020)

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