Kaitlyn Westra, B.S.

Core Bioinformatics Analyst I, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core

Biography

Kaitlyn Westra joined the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core in July 2023. After completing her B.S. from Calvin University studying biochemistry, data analytics, and public health, she spent two years as a Computational Biologist in the Guerreiro and Brás labs at VAI analyzing large genomic and transcriptomic datasets to identify the molecular underpinnings of human neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to reproducible data analysis, Kaitlyn brings experience in teaching and data visualization, with a passion for open science, collaboration, and making bioinformatics accessible.