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Laura Egolf is a PhD candidate in Cancer Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is conducting research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with mentorship from Sharon Diskin, PhD, and John Maris, MD. She seeks to better understand the genetic basis for neuroblastoma by applying computational methods to genomic data. She focuses on structural variants, or rearrangements that affect large regions of DNA. This work will enhance the understanding of how neuroblastoma is influenced by genetic risk factors that are inherited from parents or acquired during early development.

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