Daniel Liu, a student from Torrey Pines High School, participated in the Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) program funded by the P50 Center (P50DA037844, “Integrated GWAS of complex behavioral and gene expression traits in outbred rats”). Daniel worked with Dr. Jianjun Gao on developing new software to process sequencing data for the Genotyping-by-Sequencing method. He wrote a research paper titled ” FastQParse: An Integrated Toolkit for Preprocessing Sequenced Reads” and also presented his work at the REHU Symposium which was held at the University of Chicago.
The Genes and Addiction Center’s Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) provided six participants an opportunity to conduct 10-week summer research projects with their mentors. REHU students attended a working lunch with their peers and a journal club to present results about a published neuroscience paper. They wrote a research paper and presented their work at the symposium in front of their peers, mentors, and colleagues.
REHU Symposium was held on August 18, 2017 in the Gordon Center for Integrative Science at the University of Chicago. Visit ratgenes.org for more information.