Kristi joined the Noonan Lab in 2016. She is leveraging single-cell transcriptome analysis to study at high cellular and anatomical resolution how disruptions to specific genes during brain development play a role in autism spectrum disorder. As a part of this work, she has developed new approaches to effectively visualize and interpret single-cell expression data, helping to provide insight into complex biological systems across various disciplines and applications.
Kristi completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a degree in molecular and cell biology and minored in education. She is interested in data visualization, teaching biology and bioinformatics, and video games.
Kristi is supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.