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Michael Linderman Receives NIH Funding

July 10, 2017

Michael Linderman

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Michael Linderman, assistant professor of computer science, has received funding from the Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai to continue his participation with a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health. 

Linderman will develop software for identifying potentially disease-causing structural genetic variants from whole genome sequencing data in children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and associated neuro-developmental disorders.

CHDs are a leading cause of infant mortality in the United States. Genetic factors are thought to be the primary contributor to CHDs, but identifying specific disease-causing genetic variants in most cases remains a challenge.