Abecasis Lab

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Mission Statement

We are developing and applying computational and statistical tools to further understanding of complex human diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Leadership

Goncalo Abecasis is currently the Felix Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Current Members

Research Fellows

International Visitors

  • Andrea Maschio
  • Giorgio Pistis
  • Eleanora Porcu

Graduate Students

  • Su Chu
  • Sayantan Das
  • Shuang Feng
  • Dan Hovelson
  • Ben Lerch
  • Sara Rashkin
  • Sebanti Sengupta
  • Vivian Wang
  • Xiaowei Zhan
  • Tingting Zhou

Staff

  • Laura Baker
  • Tom Blackwell
  • Sean Caron
  • Jennifer Bragg-Gresham
  • Kevin Li
  • Mary Kate Wing

Alumni

Former Research Faculty

Hyun Min Kang (graduated in 2011), now Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics.

Former Research Fellows

Weimin Chen (graduated 2007), now Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences & Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia

Bingshan Li (graudated 2011), now Assistant Professor at the Center for Quantitative Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Serena Sanna (graduated 2007), now an investigator at the Istituto di Neurogenetica e Neurofarmacologia in Sardinia, Italy

Paul Scheet (graduated 2008), now Assistant Professor at Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Carlo Sidore (graduated 2012), now an investigator at the Istituto di Neurogenetica e Neurofarmacologia in Sardinia, Italy

William Stewart (graduated 2008), now Assistant Professor at Battelle Center for Computational Medicine, Departments of Statistics and Pediatrics, National Children's Hospital and Ohio State University

Former Doctoral Students

Wei Chen (graduated 2011), now Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Jun Ding (graduate 2010), now Staff Scientist / Facility Head at the Laboratory of Genetics, National Institute on Aging (NIH).

Yun Li (graduated 2009), now Assistant Professor at the Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina.

Youna Hu (graduated 2012), now a Research Fellow working with Rasmus Nielsen at Berkeley

Mingyao Li (graduated 2005), now Associate Professor at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania

Liming Liang (graduated 2009), now Assistant Professor at the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Harvard University

Tasha Fingerlin (graduated 2003), now Associate Professor at the Section of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Andrew Skol (graduated 2006), now Assistant Professor at the Section of Genetic Medicine, University of Chicago

Jin Zhen (graduated 2009), now working in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Former Masters Students

Melinda Curran

Vesela Gateva

Xijing Han

Elizabeth Jewell

Yanming Li

Heather Munro

Theresa Scott (nee Daigneault)

Matthew Snyder

Yuan Wei

Abigail Woodroffe

Zaojun Ye

Matthew Zawitowski

Anita Yu Zhao

Visitors

Toshiko Tanakato

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