Frederick Varn, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Employs genomic and computational approaches to investigate how the immune response shapes brain tumor development.

Dr. Varn received his Ph.D in Molecular and Systems Biology from Dartmouth College in 2018. While at Dartmouth, his thesis work focused on developing and applying computational methods to investigate the factors influencing the immune response in different cancer types. As a postdoctoral associate at JAX, his research projects integrate his background in computational biology, cancer biology, and immunology to study how the immune response shapes brain tumor evolution.

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Education and experience

Education

Dartmouth College
Ph.D., Molecular and Systems Biology
Advisor: Dr. Chao Cheng
2013-2018

Dartmouth College
M.S., Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
2014-2018

University of Florida
B.S., Biology
2009-2013

Experience

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Postdoctoral fellow
Advisor: Dr. Roel Verhaak
2018-Present