Golnaz Vahedi, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine and joined the Department in May 2015. She received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2001 and her Ph.D. degree with Dr. Edward R. Dougherty in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2009. She then joined the laboratory of Dr. John O’Shea at the NIH as a postdoctoral fellow to study the epigenomics aspects of T cells. Her research interest spans the areas of bioinformatics, machine learning, human genetics, chromatin biology, and immunology. She is the recipient of number of awards including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, NIH Director Award, Philip Godfrey Memorial Lecture, and NIAID K22 Career Transition Award (perfect score). Since her arrival, she has collaborated with Dr. Zhou on the computational analysis of epigenomic alterations associated with mouse models recapitulating human genetic mutations found in Rett Syndrome.