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Mackenzie Wilke
MSc Student

MacKenzie Wilke is a MSc student in the Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba. MacKenzie has graduated with her BSc (Hons) in Genetics from the University of Manitoba in 2020. She completed an undergraduate thesis on identifying genes associated with autism spectrum disorder through Hardy-Weinberg disequilibrium and her MSc project will focus on developing a polygenic risk score in order to aid with the prediction and prevention of cisplatin-induced ototoxicity.

Interests

  • Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Rare Diseases
  • Pharmacogenomics & Precision Medicine
  • Dancing

Education

  • MSc in Computational Biology, 2020-2022

    University of Manitoba, Canada

  • BSc Hons in Genetics, 2015-2020

    University of Manitoba, Canada