Kevin Ha


I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto and co-supervised by Ben Blencowe and Quaid Morris. My research is focused on using computational and machine learning methods to study post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms, particularly alternative splicing and 3’ end processing, from high-throughput data.

I received my M.Sc. in Human Genetics and Bioinformatics at McGill University (advised by Jacek Majewski) and my B.Sc. in Bioinformatics at the University of Waterloo. My M.Sc. thesis focused on computationally characterizing alternative splicing and gene fusions using microarray and high-throughput RNA sequencing technologies, respectively.

Prior to starting my Ph.D., I was a research intern with the Microsoft Biology Initiative group at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, where I developed bioinformatics software using .NET.

Outside of the lab, you’ll most likely find me in cleats chasing flying discs.

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