Dr. Uzun was trained as a molecular biologist at Istanbul University and a medical biochemist at Kocaeli University in Turkey before starting his Masters and PhD in computational biology and bioinformatics at Northeastern University. He did his post-doctoral training at Prof. James Padbury’s lab at Women and Infants Hospital and Prof Sorin Istrail at the department of computer science, Brown University. He was promoted to Instructor of Pediatrics at Brown University at Alpert Medical school in 2012 and promoted to Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in 2014. His research focuses on using genomics and bioinformatics to understand the genetic architecture of preterm birth and preeclampsia. He is managing large scale data (whole-genome genotyping data, RNA-Seq, targeted sequencing) and developing bioinformatics approaches towards deep sequencing to identify causal variants of both diseases.