Michelle Clifton is a Statistical Genetic Analyst II working with the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center's Computational Neurogenomics Team. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with her Bachelor of Science in Biology concentrating in Genetics and a minor in Mathematics. While at MTSU, Michelle worked in a cancer genetics lab where she identified abnormal mRNA splicing variants in different types of cancer. She later obtained a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she completed a thesis on evaluating association between periaortic adipose tissue and arterial stiffness across time. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys reading, traveling, and watching animal videos.