Samira Mafi Moghaddam, PhD
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Dr. Mafi Moghaddam is a Bioinformatic Scientist with 10 years of experience in the areas of bioinformatics and genomics. She received her PhD in Genomics and Bioinformatics from North Dakota State University. Prior to joining NGI, she worked as a Genomics Data Scientist at Benson Hill where she led analyses of trait target discovery via GWAS, variant calling from WGS, genome annotation QC, population structure and diversity analyses. Prior to moving to Saint Louis, she was a Visiting Research Associate at the Plant Resilience Institute at Michigan State University. There she gained experience in RNA-seq analysis, comparative genomics, and genome assembly using short Illumina reads and 10x Genomics linked reads.