I am a Statistical Geneticist conducting research on the genetic epidemiology of complex human traits. After completing my training in statistical genetics and biostatistics at Boston University and post-doctoral training in complex trait genetics at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), I joined the faculty at MGH and HMS, where I conduct translational research on type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance and develop methods for integrative analysis of whole genome sequence association studies.
Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Collaborating with the [Florez Lab] at MGH/Broad Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
Whole genome sequence studies are being performed to find rare alleles associated with type 2 diabetes and related glycemic traits. This project implements a scientific and training program to integrate large databases of gene regulatory information and leverage insight from diabetes pathophysiology to discover and characterize novel rare alleles associated with type 2 diabetes and glycemic traits.