Ben Coleman

Predoctoral Associate

I develop tools to describe the phenotypic features of neurodevelopmental disorders and discover their associated genotypes.

I am a current MD-PhD student at UConn School of Medicine with a background in physics. I joined the Robinson Lab after two years of medical school to conduct my thesis research. My research focuses on using the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) to describe and understand the phenotypic features of neurodevelopmental disorders in a generalizable and computable format. By improving the way we describe patient phenotypes, we will improve our ability to identify the genetic drivers of these phenotypes. To do this, I work with domain experts to expand the HPO's terminology for neurodevelopmental disorders and to develop tools to translate clinical measurements to the HPO.

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