Reese Richardson

Graduate Students

Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences
2145 Sheridan Road
EvanstonIL 60208US


I am a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences, starting in Fall 2019. My research focuses on identifying and counteracting biases in RNA-seq computational pipelines. I also perform epidemiological modeling and analysis of public health data to support decision-making in the COVID-19 pandemic, working in the laboratory of Dr. Jaline Gerardin (you can learn about our work here).

Google Scholar


  • B. Sc. Applied Mathematics, North Central College (2019)
  • B. A. Physics, North Central College (2019)


  • NIH-NIGMS Biotechnology Training Program, Northwestern University (2020-2022)

Awards and Honors

  • Dr. John N Nicholson Fellowship, Northwestern University (2022)