Braden Tierney, Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College
Braden Tierney is a joint postdoctoral candidate between Chris Mason's lab at Weill Cornell Medical College and George Church's lab at Harvard Medical School. His postdoctoral work involves building new algorithms for large-scale microbial comparative genomics across ecosystems (e.g., space and the oceans) and hosts. He also works with Seed Health, where he manages some of their early-stage probiotic development research, focusing on non-human ecosystems (e.g., corals).
Tierney completed his Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School in the labs of Chirag Patel and Aleksandar Kostic, working on computational methods for robust, gene-level microbiome analysis in the context of various human diseases. Tierney did his undergraduate work at Duke University, where he majored in biology and economics, and in his spare time is an avid scuba diver and runner.