Meet Fellow Olivia Corradin, Scott Cook and Signe Ostby Fellow

As a child growing up, Olivia was passionate about dance and science; in college she pursued both. The combination proved highly effective: Ballet, jazz, and hip hop provided a creative outlet that often opened her mind to very productive scientific thinking.

During her graduate studies, Corradin began probing a part of the human genome called the non-coding region, once erroneously referred to as “junk DNA.”  She developed computational tools to predict the genetic variation in normal and disease models. She aims to determine the effect of these genetic changes on cellular functions in order to better understand opioid addiction and autoimmune disorders.