Amanda Koire


Graduate Student

Amanda Koire

Graduate Student

Amanda graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Molecular Biology and began her MD/PhD at BCM in 2011. She is in the Structural and Computational Biology graduate program and her research focuses on developing methods to identify rare phenotypic driver genes. In her free time she enjoys trying out new restaurants in Houston!

Publications

  • Koire A, Kim YW, Wang J, Katsonis P, Jin H, Lichtarge O, "Codon-level co-occurrences of germline variants and somatic mutations in cancer are rare but often lead to incorrect variant annotation and underestimated impact prediction"
  • Koire A, Katsonis P, Lichtarge O, "REPURPOSING GERMLINE EXOMES OF THE CANCER GENOME ATLAS DEMANDS A CAUTIOUS APPROACH AND SAMPLE-SPECIFIC VARIANT FILTERING."