Carnegie Mellon University
January 25, 2022

Computational Biology Undergraduate Researcher Receives Honorable Mention from the Computer Research Association

Daniel Schaffer has recently received an honorable mention from the Computer Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards.  This award program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in the area of computing research.

In the past, Daniel researched the relationship between genotype and phenotype at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which led to a first-author publication in Frontiers in Genetics

Daniel is currently an undergraduate research student in the lab of the Computational Biology Department’s Professor Andreas Pfenning, where he is working to develop software tools to analyze regions of DNA that lack genes but contain enhancers.  In concert with Irene Kaplow and Alyssa Lawler, he recently submitted a manuscript on their work to Science that is under review.