James Lawlor

Adult with CF

James is a 32-year-old adult with CF living in Huntsville, Ala. He has always loved science and research (at least in part due to growing up with CF) and now works as a computational biologist for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. There, he writes software, manages data, and does statistics to support a team using whole genome sequencing to diagnose pediatric rare disease. James has bachelor's degrees in biochemistry and mathematics and a master's degree in modeling and simulation from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He did his thesis on machine learning techniques to study the epigenetic regulation of CFTR. James was a co-chair for ResearchCon 2020 and is a member of the Adult Advisory Council. In his spare time, he enjoys performing with community chamber choirs, attending local theatre and music events, reading, and gaming with his friends. James lives with his very disreputable dog, Kibeth.

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At ResearchCon 2020, President and CEO Dr. Mike Boyle answered some of the community's top questions on COVID-19. Here's your guide to hearing the answers to your questions.

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