microRNA Host Response to Infection
Kelsey Sumner, EvAnth and Global Health major and Christopher Hong, CompSci/ECE major, spent ten weeks analyzing high-dimensional microRNA data taken from patients with viral and/or bacterial conditions. They worked closely with the medical faculty and practitioners who generated the data.
The team used statistics and machine learning to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections with high accuracy. This is extremely important work towards the goal of preventing overprescription of antibiotics.
Video: Learn about the role played by project mentor Ashlee Valente
- Statistics and Machine Learning
Undergraduates: Kelsey Sumner and Christopher Hong
- Ephraim Tsalik, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Medicine
- Emily Ray Ko, Hospital Medicine Specialist, Duke Regional Hospital.
Project Mentor: Ashlee Valente, Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine