Education


  • Vanderbilt University

    VU Station B 351364
    Nashville, TN 37235
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    2012-2017
    Ph.D. candidate
    Computational genomics

  • St. Olaf College

    1520 St Olaf Ave.
    Northfield, MN 55057
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    2007-2010
    Bachelor of Arts
    Biology

Research and Professional Experience


  • Dissertation research

    Vanderbilt University 2013-2017
    Advisor: A. Rokas
    Integrative -omics

  • Rotation research

    Vanderbilt University 2012-2013
    Advisors: J. Haines, W. Bush, J. Capra
    Personal and population genetics

  • Post-bac fellowship

    NHGRI 2010-2011
    Advisors: L. Biesecker, F. Facio
    Genetic counseling and bioethics

  • Undergrad research

    St. Olaf College 2007-2010
    Advisors: J. Porterfield, S. Fruehling, E. Cole
    Molecular genetics and microbiology

Honors and Awards


  • Transdisciplinary Scholarship

    2017 March of Dimes

  • Transdisciplinary Scholarship

    2016 March of Dimes

  • Research Excellence Award

    2015 Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences

  • Best Poster Award

    2013 Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences

  • Director’s Award

    2012 Vanderbilt University Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

  • Intramural Research Training Award

    2010 NHGRI

  • Tri Beta Biological Honor Society

    2010 St. Olaf College

  • Buntrock Scholarship

    2007 St. Olaf College

  • National Merit Scholarship

    2007 National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Funding


2016-2017
$30,500
Continued salary support for outstanding research plan: An integrative ‘omics approach to human spontaneous preterm birth
2015-2016
$25,000
First year salary support for outstanding research plan: An integrative ‘omics approach to human spontaneous preterm birth

Publications


2017

  • Eidem HR, McGary KL, Capra JA, Abbot P, Rokas A. The transformative potential of an integrative approach to pregnancy. Placenta. 2017 Sep;57:204-215.

2016

  • Ackerman WE 4th, Buhimschi IA, Eidem HR, Rinker DC, Rokas A, Rood K, Zhao G, Summerfield TL, Landon MB, Buhimschi CS. Comprehensive transcriptional profiling of villous trophoblast and decidua basalis in pregnancies complicated by preterm birth following intra-amniotic infection. Placenta. 2016 Aug;44:23-33.
  • Eidem HR, Rinker DC, Ackerman WE 4th, Dunn-Fletcher C, Pavlicev M, Muglia L, Abbot P, Rokas A. Comparing human and macaque placental transcriptomes to disentangle preterm birth from gestational age effects. Placenta. 2016 May;41:74-82. PMID: 27208410.
  • Hirbo J, Eidem HR, Rokas A, Abbot P. Integrating diverse types of genomic data to identify genes that underlie adverse pregnancy phenotypes. PLOS ONE. 2015 Dec 7;10(12):e0144155. PMCID: PMC4671692.
  • Kim M, Cooper BA, Venkat R, Phillips JB, Eidem HR, Hibro J, Nutakki S, Williams SM, Muglia LJ, Capra JA, Petren K, Abbot P, Rokas A, McGary KL. GEneSTATION 1.0: a synthetic resource of diverse evolutionary and functional genomic data for studying the evolution of pregnancy-associated tissues and phenotypes. Nucleic Acids Research. 2016 Jan 4;44(D1):D908-16. PMCID: PMC4702823.

2015

  • Eidem HR, Ackerman WE 4th, McGary KL, Abbot P, Rokas A. Gestational tissue transcriptomics in term and preterm human pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Medical Genomics. 2015 Jun 5;8:27. PMCID: PMC4456776.
  • Eidem HR, McGary KL, Rokas A. Shared selective pressures on fungal and human metabolic pathways lead to divergent yet analogous genetic responses. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2015 Jun;32(6):1449-55. PMID: 25681382.

2014

  • Feero WG, Facio FM, Glogowski EA, Hampel HL, Stopfer JE, Eidem H, Pizzino AM, Barton DK, Biesecker LG. Preliminary validation of a consumer-oriented colorectal cancer risk assessment tool compatible with the U.S. Surgeon General’s My Family Health Portrait. Genetics in Medicine. 2014 Dec 18. PMID: 25521335.

2013

  • Facio FM, Eidem H, Fisher T, Brooks S, Linn A, Kaphingst KA, Biesecker LG, Biesecker BB. Intentions to receive individual results from whole-genome sequencing among participants in the ClinSeq study. European Journal of Human Genetics. 2013 Mar;21(3)261-5. PMCID: PMC3573208.

2012

  • Chan B, Facio FM, Eidem H, Hull SC, Biesecker LG, Berkman BE. Genomic inheritances: disclosing individual research results from whole-exome sequencing to deceased participants’ relatives. American Journal of Bioethics. 2012;12(10):1-8. PMCID: PMC4104597.
  • Kaphingst KA, Facio FM, Cheng MR, Brooks S, Eidem H, Linn A, Biesecker BB, Biesecker LG. Effects of informed consent for individual genome sequencing on relevant knowledge. Clinical Genetics. 2012 Nov;82(5):408-15. PMCID: PMC3469729.

Abstracts


2012

  • Ackerman WE, Buhimschi IA, Eidem HR, Rinker DC, Rokas A, Rood K, Zhao G, Summerfield T,   Landon M, Buhimschi CS. Next Generation Sequencing (RNA-seq) of the human decidual and placental villous transcriptomes in intra-amniotic infection (IAI) induced preterm birth (PTB). American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015 Jan;212(1):S149-S150.
  • Ackerman WE, Buhimschi IA, Eidem HR, Rinker DC, Rokas A, Rodewald Millen K, Summerfield T, Zhao G, Shellhaas C, Landon M, Buhimschi CS. A comprehensive analysis of the human decidual and placental villous transcriptomes in women with preeclampsia (PE) using Next Generation Sequencing (RNA-seq). American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015 Jan;212(1):S75.

Presentations


  • 2017: A Novel Quantitative Framework for the Prioritization of sPTB Candidate Genes. Society for Reproductive Investigation Conference.
  • 2016: An integrative ‘omics approach to identify and prioritize preterm birth candidate genes. Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences Research in Progress.
  • 2016: An integrative ‘omics approach to identify and prioritize preterm birth candidate genes. March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative Web Conference Transdisciplinary Scholar Presentation.
  • 2015: Comparing human and macaque placental transcriptomes to disentangle preterm birth pathology from gestational age effects. March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative Annual Retreat.
  • 2015: Gestational tissue transcriptomics in term and preterm human pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Placenta Project.
  • 2015: Gestational tissue transcriptomics in term and preterm human pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative Web Conference.
  • 2014: The functional genomics of pregnancy and preterm birth. Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences Annual Retreat.
  • 2014: Transcriptomics of the preterm placenta. March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center Ohio Collaborative Annual Retreat.
  • 2014: Linkage in fungi predicts coexpression in humans. University of Dayton Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference.
  • 2013: Linkage in fungi predicts coexpression in humans. Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences Annual Retreat.

Workshops and Conferences


  • Society for Reproductive Investigation

    2017 Invited poster presenter

  • Human Placenta Project

    2016 Invited poster presenter

  • Cesky Krumlov Workshop on Genomics

    2015 Workshop participant

  • Midwest Ecology & Evolution Conference

    2014 Invited speaker

Teaching and Advising


  • Mentor

    Vanderbilt University 2015-2017: Primary mentor to undergrad researcher (R. Burke-Aguero)
    Vanderbilt University 2015: Primary mentor to graduate researcher (B. Xie)

  • Instructor

    Vanderbilt University 2015: Designed and taught ‘Computational Genomics’

  • Teaching Assistant

    Vanderbilt University 2013: Molecular Biology
    St. Olaf College 2009-2010: Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Guest Lecturer

    Minnetonka High School 2012: AP Biology guest lecturer

Service


  • 2014-2017: Pen Pals With a Purpose
  • 2012-2017: Young Scientist Reviewer