Mohamed Adil

Masters Student

January 2021 - September 2021


I am a Master student in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology at the University of Washington.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering where I majored in Biotechnology. During my Undergraduate studies I had an opportunity to do an internship at Halushka Lab at John Hopkins University, Baltimore where we explored the microRNAome and discovered novel human microRNA. As a research volunteer I also did research in Dr. Samarjit Das Lab at JHU where specific exosomal microRNA were being studied as biomarkers to understand disease pathology of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

As a Graduate Researcher at the Genetics and Solid Tumor Laboratory at University of Washington, Seattle I am working to improve my understanding of circulatory genetic biomarkers and translating that to develop advance clinical assays. My Master’s thesis explores the use of circulating cell-free DNA to be used for diagnostics, prognostics, and also for treatment monitoring.

Outside of my research work I like to bike, read, play video games and I also enjoy cooking.


Molecular phenotyping of small cell lung cancer using targeted cfDNA profiling of transcriptional regulatory regions

Nucleosome patterns in circulating tumor DNA reveal transcriptional regulation of advanced prostate cancer phenotypes

A framework for clinical cancer subtyping from nucleosome profiling of cell-free DNA