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Kelsey Dean


PhD Candidate, Systems Biology
Harvard University

Research

My research focuses on identifying and characterizing distinct biological subtypes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which may be related to disease stratification or progression. These subtypes will give us insight into identifying robust blood biomarkers for diagnosing PTSD. My current work aims to investigate methods to integrate multiple data types such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and brain imaging.

Education

M.S., Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara, 2015
B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2012

Publications
A multi-metric evaluation of stratifi ed random sampling for classification: a case study.
G.S. Thakur, B.J. Daigle Jr, M. Qian, K.R. Dean, Y. Zang, R. Yang, T.K. Kim, X. Wu, L.R. Petzold, F.J. Doyle III. IEEE Life Sciences Letters vol. 1, no 2. doi: 10.1109/LLS.2016.2615086,
Systems biology approach to understanding post-traumatic stress disorder
G.S. Thakur, B.J. Daigle Jr, K.R. Dean, Y. Zhang, M. Rodriguez-Fernandez, R. Hammamieh, R. Yang, M. Jett, J. Palma, L.R. Petzold, F.J. Doyle III, “Systems biology approach to understanding post-traumatic stress disorder,” Molecular bioSystems, Jan 2015. [DOI]