Diane is a genomicist who leads Octant’s Deep Mutational Scanning team. She is passionate about elucidating the genetic contributors to human disease and harnessing this information to improve treatments.
Diane was previously a Staff Scientist (Principal Investigator) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, where she co-led a research group that used genomics technologies and in vivo genome engineering in mice to understand the functions of noncoding DNA sequences in development, disease, and evolution. She received her PhD in Genome Sciences from the University of Washington, where she was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship, and her BA in Biology from the University of Chicago. She has co-authored 50+ publications/preprints to date on mammalian gene expression regulation, human genetics, genomics technologies, and plant biology.
Diane is an avid reader who enjoys hiking, bicycling, and playing board games with her family.