Ian Phelps, BS
Ian Phelps is the senior research scientist in the Doherty lab, joining in 2008. During the first few years in the lab, he worked on the role of the cc2d2a gene in the zebrafish, focusing mostly on the retina. Currently, he's sequencing all of the genes associated with Joubert syndrome in the entire UW cohort of patients. For this project, he's learning to use next generation sequencing machines and write computer programs to analyze the data. In his spare time, he keeps the lab organized and supervises other lab members. Outside the lab, he likes to get outdoors and enjoy all that Washington has to offer, including backpacking, snowboarding and surfing. Aside from being a die-hard Packers fan, Ian is also a master of nature photography and facial hair art.