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Megan Shand

Megan Shand

Megan Shand is a senior computational associate for the Data Sciences Platform of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard working under the direction of Yossi Farjoun. Her work entails managing methods and data pipelines for whole genome sequencing data, including most recently a production pipeline for identifying mitochondrial variants, RNA alignment pipelines, and reducing the computation cost of the Broad’s whole genome pipeline to $5.

Prior to joining the Broad Institute in June 2015, Shand worked as a student assistant for the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle.

Shand holds a master’s degree in statistics from Harvard University and a B.H.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

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February 2019