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Human Genetics

The following G&E laboratories are interested in human genetics:

Naiara Aquizu Lopez Our research interest is to better understand human brain complexity in health and disease, with the ultimate goal to uncover therapeutic targets for neurological disorders.
Ben Black

Chromosome inheritance in somatic cells and through the germline, epigenetic and genetic contributions at mammalian centromeres, chromatin structural biochemistry and biophysics, chromatin complexes that signal errors in cell division and DNA damage during the rest of the cell cycle, chromatin assembly, mass spec-based proteomics and biophysical studies of chromosome complexes

Christopher Brown Our research focuses on how genotypes produce phenotypes and how they vary and evolve
Maja Bucan
Genetic dissection of complex behaviors in mice; Functional genomics
Alice Chen-Plotkin I am interested in neurodegenerative diseases; my research approach uses genomic-scale screens to identify leads for downstream mechanistic follow-up in cell culture systems.
Gideon Dreyfuss RNA-binding proteins, nuclear transport of proteins and mRNAs, RNA processing, neurodegenerative disease, high throughput approaches to drug discovery.
Struan Grant Utilizing high-throughput genotyping and sequencing technologies, combined with statistical and bioinformatic approaches, my goals include unraveling genomic puzzles related to childhood obesity, pediatric bone strength determination, early onset diabetes and cancer.
Casey Greene

Our overarching goal is to transform how we understand complex biological systems by developing and applying computational algorithms that effectively model processes by integrating multiple types of big data from diverse experiments.

Hakon Hakonarson Genetics of common and rare human diseases, using high-throughput sequencing and genotyping approaches
Jennifer Kalish Understanding and improving detection of epigenetics and mosaicism in human disease
Yana Kamberov Evolution of human specific traits; Genetics of skin appendage development and evolution; Mouse models to understand the functional significance of adaptive genetic changes; identification and functional testing of regulatory elements driving human evolution
Brett Kaufman The role of mitochondrial chromatin organization in gene expression, resistance to damage, and genome transmission.
Nina Luning Prak
mobile DNA, rearrangement of immunoglobulin genes, regulation of L1 retrotransposition
Aimee Payne Genetic and functional characterization of human autoantibody repertoires; Targeted therapy for pemphigus ; Regulation of desmosome assembly and disassembly
J. Eric Russell
Control and function of human embryonic globin genes.
Eileen M. Shore
Genetic diseases of bone formation and development; Molecular and cell biology of bone formation and osteoblast differentiation; Transcriptional activation and regulation of bone morphogenetic protein and GNAS1 target genes.
Nancy Spinner Human Genetics, Notch signaling in human disease, Alagille syndrome, human disease gene identifcation by mapping deletions.
Kai Tan Model gene regulatory networks in development and disease
Sarah Tishkoff Human Genetics, complex disease, human evolution, infectious disease, malaria, evolutionary biology, natural selection, adaptation.
Golnaz Vahedi Epigenetics, Immunology, Human Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Machine-learning
Benjamin Voight Using statistical genetics, population genetics, and computational biology toward understanding the biological underpinnings and evolutionary history of human phenotypes

Other CAMB laboratories (with research related to G&E) interested in human genetics:

Daniel Rader
Genetic regulation of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and molecular relationship to atherosclerosis.
Dwight Stambolian Gene discovery of complex and monogenic disorders.