Tanner Monroe, PhD

Dr. Monroe obtained his Doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, focusing on using heart development as a guide towards promoting heart regeneration. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Dr. Monroe is currently a Postdoctoral Associate whose research in our laboratory channels his passion for developmental genetics. He is interested in exploring phylogenetic and human allelic diversity to investigate trans-and cis-suppression of supposedly catastrophic genetic anomalies. In doing so, he aims to identify druggable targets, improve trait prediction, and more clearly define mechanisms of human disease. Overall, he hopes to contribute to a more accurate interpretation of genomes and to help improve the chances for anyone to enjoy a healthy and prosperous life. Recently, Dr. Monroe was awarded a NIH T32 fellowship in the Northwestern University Scientist Training Program in Kidney Disease (NUKIDs).