Maryam trained in the laboratory from Sept. 2015-2017 as a computational biologist.
Her key research contribution during this period of training was performing the first comprehensive deep whole-genome sequencing analyses on 1) conventional blood lipids, 2) lipoprotein(a), and 3) early-onset myocardial infarction. She also engaged in whole exome sequencing analyses, using rare variant burden analyses to discover new genes associated with myocardial infarction. During her time in the lab, Maryam became a 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow (https://www.pdsoros.org/meet-the-fellows/seyedeh-maryam-zekavat).
Maryam is currently an MD/PhD student at Yale, pursuing an MD and a PhD in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics in the Yale School of Medicine’s joint degree Medical Scientist Training Program.