Miriam is a scientist in the Computational Biology group at the Allen Institute for Immunology. She develops analysis and integration methods for high throughput and single-cell assays aimed at improving biological insights into human immune disorders.
Prior to joining the Institute, she completed her postdoctoral training with Dr. Harlan Robins at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where she developed novel experimental and computational methods for matching both helper and cytotoxic T cell receptor sequences to their corresponding disease antigens. Miriam received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Stanford University, in the lab of Dr. Markus Covert, for elucidating how single cells of the innate immune system resolve the appropriate response to complex disease microenvironments. She also holds an M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology and a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She previously held positions at the Protein Data Bank, the UMDNJ Center for Biological Imaging and Informatics, NextBio (now part of Illumina), and the Tulane Center for Gene Therapy.