Kaitlin Sullivan has been in the Cembrowski lab in Neuroscience since April 2019, starting in the MSc program and now in the fourth year of a PhD program. She has 3 publications as first author amongst 5 publications.
Kaitlin has worked extensively with a technique known as multiplexed fluorescent in situ hybridization (mFISH) to register, segment, quantify images of brain tissues. She has included linear and nonlinear dimensionality reduction, clustering, cross-modal data integration and a variety of visualization methods to interpret mFISH datasets. Kaitlin has developed a web portal and R package (RUHi) that allows users to upload their data and explore results using these tools she has developed.
The Data Science award recognizes the importance of developing and applying tools to answer important questions through the analysis of data and is offered annually to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated initiative and creativity in making outstanding contributions in the field of Data Science. Recipients can be from any undergraduate or graduate program at UBC-Vancouver.
To learn more about this award and previous award recipients, please see: https://www.stat.ubc.ca/data-science-award