Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hutton

Ph.D. Student

Lizzie is a Ph.D. student in the Watson School of Biological Sciences who is interested in gene regulation. Lizzie works closely with the Vakoc Lab at CSHL to leverage CRISPR-Cas 9 screens in the prediction of fitness consequences of mutations. In particular, she is exploring the use of machine-learning methods to discover novel genetic vulnerabilities in cancer subtypes to identify potential therapeutic targets. She has a B.A. in Molecular Biology, with a certificate in Quantitative and Computational Biology from Princeton University.