Matthew Suderman

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After receiving a PhD in Computer Science, I began postdoctoral research in bioinformatics and epigenetics with professors Michael Hallett and Moshe Szyf at McGill University.  There I analyzed genome-wide DNA methylation and transcriptional profiles from a variety of tissues and organisms for associations with various exposures and disease states. These analyses suggested that blood DNA methylation profiles may be used to piece together exposure histories to better predict later health outcomes, but that further progress would require analysis of methylation profiles from large, well-characterized human cohorts. This led to my appointment in 2013 as a researcher at the University Bristol to analyze epigenetic profiles derived from human cohorts under the supervision of Caroline Relton and George Davey Smith.