My name is Michael Dacre and I am a research assistant working with Hunter Fraser at Stanford University. I am actively working on several projects investigating the intersection between genes, gene expression, and environment, particularly in relation to complex traits and diseases in humans. I am also particularly interested in the evolution of human adaptation to ‘extreme’ environments, particularly to high-altitude. More information is available on the Research Interests page of this site.
In addition to my research, I am interested in emergency and rescue medicine, particularly in the wilderness context and in resource poor medical systems, but also in urban environments. I am a trained and practicing W-EMT, I am a member of the Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit, I am a volunteer EMT with Stanford Emergency Medical Services, and I am currently preparing for medical school.