Nathaniel Bell

PhD student

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    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
    Department of Complex Trait Genetics
    W&N building, B-631
    De Boelelaan 1085
    1081 HV Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

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Short CV

2021 – present PhD Candidate Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2020 – 2021 University Research Fellow Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2019 – 2021 M.Sc. Neuroscience (Cum Laude) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2017 – 2019 B.A. Psychology (with Distinction) University of Victoria
2014 – 2016 A.A. Psychology (Highest Honors) Santa Rosa Junior College


Since the early 2000’s, genetics research has identified many single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with various disorders. However, translating this information into better clinical practices or novel pharmaceutical interventions has remained a challenge. During my PhD, my work will focus on comparing an developing tools for drug repurposing and exploring methods that use genetic associations discovered from GWAS for the better personalization of medicine.