Amelia Weber Hall
Hall AW, Chaffin M, Roselli C, et al. Epigenetic Analyses of Human Left Atrial Tissue Identifies Gene Networks Underlying Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation: Precision and Genomic Medicine, 2020. PMID: 33155827.
Weng LC*, Hall AW*, Choi SC, et al. Genetic Determinants of Electrocardiographic P-wave Duration and Relation to Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2020;13(5):387-395. doi:10.1161/CIRCGEN.119.002874. PMID: 32822252.
Tucker NR, Chaffin M, Fleming SJ, et al. Transcriptional and Cellular Diversity of the Human Heart. Circulation. 2020;142(5):466-482. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.045401. PMID: 32403949.
Amelia Weber Hall, Ph.D.
Amelia Weber Hall is a research scientist in the Epigenomics Platform and the Gene Regulation Observatory (GRO) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a member of the Epstein Lab. She is involved in developing single cell multi-omic assays in a variety of cells and tissues for the Impact of Genome Variation on Function (IGVF) project at the GRO. Additionally, she is involved in analysis of the generated data, as well as teaching bench scientists the basics of computational biology and data analysis. A summary of her work as well as bioinformatics teaching materials are available on her personal website.
She was awarded the 2019 American Heart Association Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine Young Investigator Award for her work on chromatin modeling in the healthy left atrium. In her current role as a research scientist, she was awarded the Broad Institute Staff Scientists Distinction Award in Management and Mentorship in 2022.
Prior to joining the Epigenomics Platform and GRO in 2021, Hall was first a research technician, and then a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work as a technician focused on incorporating non-natural amino acids into the calcium signaling protein calmodulin. As a graduate student, her research centered on building models of chromatin and transcription in primary glioblastoma samples. During her postdoctoral fellowship in Patrick Ellinor’s laboratory (between MGH and the Broad), she was part of single-cell mapping efforts in human and rat heart, and chromatin modeling of healthy left atrial tissue. Hall holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in molecular genetics from the University of Rochester.