BCH AI and Machine Learning Working Group Journal Club: Alal Eran

Speaker: Alal Eran, PhD, Faculty, Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children's Hospital


Dr. Eran presented her paper in Nature Medicine entitled "A multidimensional precision medicine approach identifies an autism subtype characterized by dyslipidemia": https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1007-0.

Dr. Alal Eran is a computational biologist studying the molecular basis of autism.  She is fascinated by the clinical and molecular complexity of neurodevelopmental disorders, and enthusiastic about the possibilities of deciphering their underlying gene-environment interactions by integrating large datasets of functional genomic measurements and clinical information.

Dr. Eran has been studying RNA-mediated regulation at the synapse of children with autism as compared to neurotypical individuals, using deep sequencing of RNA and DNA.  She is interested in understanding the diagnostic and prognostic values of A-to-I RNA editing levels, striving to enable earlier diagnosis and more personalized care for children with autism.