Andrea Ganna is a research fellow in Ben Neale’s group at the Analytical and Translational Genetic Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and he is affiliated with the Broad Institute. He obtained his bachelor and master degree in statistics at the University of Milano Bicocca, Italy and completed his PhD studies in medical sciences at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. During his PhD studies, he was leading analyst for several large-scale genomics consortia under the supervision of Prof Erik Ingelsson. He worked on developing novel methodologies to integrate metabolomics, genetic and phenotypic data for prediction of cardiovascular diseases and short-term mortality.
He is currently working on exploring the impact of ultra-rare deleterious variants across the phenotypic spectrum with particular focus on neurodevelopment and psychiatric disorders, as well as cognitive and educational outcomes in the general population.