Postdoc and alumna Sheila Gaynor, PhD ’18, has recently been awarded an early career investigator award from the NIH! Dr. Gaynor received a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the NHLBI, which is a five year award that fully supports postdoctoral fellowship and 3 years of an independent PI role. Her grant “Statistical Methods to Integrate Rich Functional and Phenotypic Data in Whole Genome Sequencing Analyses” will include research on developing and applying statistical and computational methods for powerfully leveraging genomic, phenotypic, and functional data to identify disease-associated rare and causal variants. Dr. Gaynor has been mentored by Dr. Xihong Lin and Dr. Ed Silverman along with an advisory committee. Congratulations!