Elan Ness-Cohn [CV]


Doctoral Candidate
Laboratory of Rosemary Braun, PhD, MPH
Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


I am a computational biologist with an interest in the development of methods for integrative analysis of high-dimensional datasets in the fields of Circadian Biology, Climate Science, and Climate Change. Specifically, these methods incorporate bioinformatic information with experimental data to characterize circadian dynamics. My aim is to model how the circadian clock responds to perturbations  – such as changes in temperature – and mediates the relationships between those exposures and circadian function.


K-12 STEAM Education


Highlighted Blog Posts

Climate Change in the Recent Past: A Scientific Exploration

How is Today's Climate Change Different from the Past Million Years? What are...

Developing An Intuition for Fourier Transforms

Unpacking the Black Box of "Complex Math"!   As a computational biologist that studies...

Disruptive Sports Tech: Exploratory Analysis of Swim World Record Data

Anomalies in Swim World Record Times Reveal Years in Which New Tech Was Adopted by The Sport!...