McCarthy group

Anthony Payne

Anthony Payne

DPhil student


Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Roosevelt Dr.
Oxford, OX3 7BN


Research overview

I am originally from Pasadena, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and completed a Bachelor of Music in 2013 then continued on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Statistics in 2014. Both of these degrees are from Memorial University of Newfoundland. During the final years of my undergraduate degree, I worked part-time researching association of environmental factors and several SNPs on adiposity in Newfoundland.

I have since come to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, and started my DPhil work in October 2014 with Prof McCarthy. I work primarily on data analysis, generally looking at RNA-Seq data with a specific interest in lncRNAs. My future focus will be on relationships between lncRNA eQTLs, lncRNA allelic-specific expression, GWAS-identified trait- and disease-associated SNPs, and related protein-coding genes in multi-tissue samples.