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Graduate Student

Dr. Max Segnitz

Max's dissertation focused on the role of soil fertility and plant-fungal interactions in shaping seedling growth & survival in lowland tropical forests of Malaysian Borneo. He is now a bioinformatician in the University of Washington's Department of Medicine. Using various quantitative approaches his work explores genetic regulation of human susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well as coordinated gene interactions involved in response to allergy & asthma drug therapies. He is broadly interested in how complex interactions influence higher level systems, whether that's how plant-fungal interactions in soils determine tropical forest composition or how gene networks regulate response to airborne allergens! Max's personal website is here.