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Fred Varn is a postdoctoral associate in the Verhaak laboratory at The Jackson Laboratory and a fellow of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research. He received his Ph.D in Molecular and Systems Biology from Dartmouth College in 2018. While at Dartmouth, his thesis work focused on developing and applying computational methods to investigate the factors influencing the immune response in different cancer types. As a postdoctoral associate, his research projects integrate his background in computational biology, cancer biology, and immunology to study how the tumor microenvironment shapes glioma evolution.