Farid Rajabli, PhD

I am a postdoctoral fellow with two years’ experience researching neurodegenerative diseases using machine learning approaches. Following completion of my undergraduate degree in electrical-electronics engineering at the Bilkent University, Turkey, I went on to study bioinformatics at Ankara University, Turkey. My PhD research focused on developing a novel approach to overcome the sample size problem in family-based genome-wide association studies. For the past two years, I have been working as a postdoctoral fellow in the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. My research uses computational, and genetic techniques to evaluate the role of ethnic-specific genetic factors in multi-ethnic datasets in Alzheimer disease. I am interested in developing the ancestry-aware approaches to test the influence of the ethnic-specific genetic factors in Alzheimer disease.