Ekaterina Aladyeva, MS
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Ekaterina recently joined Harari lab as a bioinformatics scientist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science with a double major in Computer Science and Economics. Before joining academia, she worked on data integration projects in leading Russian banks and retail companies. After a few years of working on the Latvian database of patients with type II diabetes, she was invited to join Washington University in St. Louis as a Visiting researcher in 2018. She collaborated with Dr. Artyomov group to develop a novel deconvolution method for bulk RNA-seq data.
In the Harari lab her main role is focused on single-cell and spatial transcriptomics analysis, including developing a data-driven single-cell data analysis pipeline. She is scientifically interested in expanding her understanding of the role of innate immune system in neurodegenerative disease progression. When she is not at work you can find her practicing archery skills in Forest Park, taking care of stray animals, or enjoying coffee at the nearest cafe.