Dr Elizabeth Worthey
Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Worthey is currently an Endowed Associate Professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and the Director of the UAB School of Medicine Center for Computational Genomics and Data Science. She is also an Associate Director for the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute, Director of Bioinformatics for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director of Bioinformatics for the UAB Pathology Molecular Diagnostics lab, and Director of the UAB GBS Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics PhD theme.
Dr. Worthey received her Ph.D. at the Imperial College London in London, England and completed her postdoctoral training at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Her research interests include the development and application of omic, computational biology, bioinformatic, and data science-based methods to identify and understand the impact of causal molecular variation in patients with a variety of undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or non-definitively molecularly diagnosed diseases. These studies span rare diseases and common diseases including cancer. Her lab also focuses on the identification and study of modifier and pharmacogenomics associated variation that alters an individual’s response to therapeutics or modifies clinical presentation, progression, and/or outcome.