Stephen is a Yale-Boehringer Ingelheim Postdoctoral Fellow in the Reilly Lab interested in developing novel computational tools for understanding how non-coding genetic variation influences gene expression, adaptive traits, and trait associations across human populations. He completed his BA at Washington University majoring in math and anthropology with a minor in biology. His undergraduate thesis was on math models of the evolution of eusociality. Stephen completed his PhD from Brown University in the Center for Computational Molecular Biology in the Fairbrother Lab. He studied the population and functional genomics of splicing in human evolution and disease using massively parallel splicing assays. He was part of the Brown-MBL IGERT in Reverse Ecology and was supported by an NSF Graduate Fellowship. Outside of the lab, he enjoys cooking, scifi/fantasy, exploring new restaurants, museums, and nature.