Elliot Hershberg

Stanford University
I am a PhD student in the Department of Genetics at Stanford. I work in the Montgomery Lab, where I’m combing human genetics and multi-omics to characterize the role of genetic variants in health and disease. Before graduate school, I worked on a range of problems in biotechnology. I have helped design cancer vaccines, built computational tools for genomic imaging technologies, and worked as a software engineer on a modern genome browser. While these experiences are quite different, my North Star has been to work on cutting-edge technology problems in genomics with the potential for high impact. I also write a weekly newsletter called The Century of Biology, where I cover the cutting-edge advances across the life sciences.