Sam Washer

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Sam is a PhD student at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Dr Emma Dempster, Dr Aaron Jeffries and Prof Jonathan Mill. He graduated with a with a First Class degree in BSc Medical Science from the University of Exeter in 2016. During which he undertook a year in research examining the functional genetics of cardiovascular development at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, under the supervision of Dr Bill Chaudhry and Prof Deborah Henderson. Sam has a particular interest in functional genetics and neuroscience, which were the focus of his dissertation and now his PhD. His PhD entitled “Using functional epigenomics to dissect the molecular architecture of schizophrenia” will examine how small epigenetic changes impact cellular function at a molecular level and cause Schizophrenia.