Dr Emilie Wigdor
Emilie is one of the CPM’s Junior Research Fellows. Her research focuses on the genetics and functional genomics of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. In the Sanders Group at the Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM), her main projects are BrainVar and BrainNet. These studies use whole genome sequencing and single-cell multi-omic approaches to analyze gene expression across the span of human cerebral cortical development, and to dissect the autism transcriptome.
Prior to joining the Sanders Group at the IDRM and Department of Paediatrics, Emilie completed her PhD in genomics at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge. There, she investigated the role of common variation and spliceosome variants in rare disorders, with a focus on undiagnosed neurodevelopment disorders.
Before her PhD, Emilie trained as an associate computational biologist at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, where she worked on the genetic epidemiology of autism, particularly on sex-bias.
Emilie completed her undergraduate in 2015 in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at Harvard University.