Speakers: Sharlee Climer, PhD

Sharlee Climer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Missouri – St. Louis


Dr. Sharlee Climer’s research focuses on combinatorial problems arising in genetics and she has developed models and algorithms which have successfully identified genetic patterns that have been previously overlooked, including a striking genetic anomaly encompassing gephyrin on human chromosome 14, as well as genetic patterns associated with Alzheimer disease, hypertensive heart disease, psoriasis, vitamin D metabolism, and traits exhibited by various plants. She is currently applying these techniques to protein data from hospitalized COVID-19 patients.