Congratulations to Bioinformatics PhD student, Alli Gombolay, whose ARCS Scholar Award was renewed for 2021-2022. The ARCS Scholar Awards recognize outstanding doctoral students who have a record of past achievement and who show exceptional promise of making a significant contribution to the worldwide advancement of science and technology.
Alli earned a B.S. in Biology from Georgia Tech in 2013 and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Emory University in 2015. As a Bioinformatics Ph.D. student in Dr. Francesca Storici’s laboratory in the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech, Alli develops and applies computational tools to study genome stability. One of Alli’s main projects has been developing Ribose-Map, a computational toolkit that can be used to analyze next-generation ribonucleotide sequencing data. Her work on Ribose-Map has led to three first author publications, one in Nucleic Acids Research (2019), another in Nature Communications (2020), and one also in Nature Protocols (2021).