People

Faculty

  • Daly

    Mark Daly, PhD

    Chief-Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit
    In addition to his work with ATGU, Mark is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, whe...
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    Daniel Macarthur, PhD

    Faculty
    Daniel is a group leader at the ATGU, with a research program focusing on predicting the functional impact of genetic variants obtained from high-throughput sequencing data. Daniel coordinated the ...
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    Benjamin Neale, PhD

    Faculty
    Ben’s research and training focuses heavily on the development and application of statistical methodology with a focus on methods specifically for genetic analysis. Ben has a strong track rec...
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Instructors

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    Elise Robinson, PhD

    Instructor
    Elise Robinson is an instructor in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and an affiliated scientist at the Broad Institute. She is also an instructor in th...
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Research Fellows

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    Verneri Anttila, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Verneri Anttila is a Research Fellow at the Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School, where he works with Dr. Benjamin Neale and Dr. Mark Daly on deciphering the genetics of common neurological a...
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    Irina Armean, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Irina is a postdoctoral scientist interested in the functional annotation of protein truncating variants and their impact in human biology in the context of rare diseases. She studied protein funct...
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    Andrea Byrnes, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Andrea is a postdoctoral fellow with Benjamin Neale’s group. Her current research focuses on using data from current-era RNA sequencing experiments to better capture transcriptional activity and di...
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    Chia-Yen Chen, ScD

    Research Fellow
    Chia-Yen Chen, Sc.D. is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit (ATGU) and the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) at Massachusetts Genera...
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    Sali Farhan, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Sali Farhan is a Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Benjamin Neale and Dr. Mark Daly. She completed her PhD in Biochemistry and Genetics at Robarts Research Institute at Western University in Canada. Her...
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    Laurent Francioli, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Laurent is a postdoctoral fellow interested in developing novel computational approaches for large-scale genomics. He is working on statistical methods for novel gene discovery in Mendelian disease...
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    Andrea Ganna, PhD

    Research Fellow
    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 Br...
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    Padhraig Gormley, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Padhraig is a Postdoctoral Fellow at MGH and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, advised by Prof. Aarno Palotie. His general research interest is in human genomics with the goal of understandin...
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  • Howrigan

    Daniel Howrigan, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Daniel is a post-doctoral fellow at ATGU and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He is advised by Dr. Benjamin Neale, and his research is broadly focused on genome-wide analyses of complex psyc...
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  • Hailiang

    Hailiang Huang, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Hailiang is a research fellow in ATGU and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, advised by Dr. Mark Daly. His general interest is in developing statistical and analytical methods for understandin...
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  • Konrad

    Konrad Karczewski, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Konrad is a research fellow in ATGU and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, advised by Dr. Daniel MacArthur. His research focuses on loss-of-function (LoF) variation, in an effort of understand...
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    Dennis Lal, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Dennis is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as well as the MGH, mentored by Prof. Aarno Palotie. Overall, he is interested in the the genetic architecture brain disord...
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    Jessica Marden, ScD MPH

    Research Fellow
    Jess is a post-doctoral fellow in Elise Robinson’s lab at ATGU and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. She conducts research at the intersection of social and genetic epidemiology. Prior to jo...
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    Alicia Martin, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Alicia is a research fellow in ATGU and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, advised by Dr. Mark Daly. Her general interests are in human population genetics, especially in leveraging demographi...
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    Duncan Palmer, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Duncan is a postdoctoral fellow in the Neale Lab. After working viral evolution – he studied the interaction between HIV and the CTL immune response – he switched countries and genome lengths, and ...
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    Patrick Turley, PhD

    Research Fellow
    Patrick is a post-doctoral fellow at ATGU and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He is advised by Dr. Benjamin Neale, researching statistical methods applied to topics in the intersection of e...
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    Raymond Walters, PhD, Psychology

    Research Fellow
    Raymond is a post-doctoral research fellow in Dr. Bejamin Neale’s lab at ATGU and the Broad Insitute of MIT and Harvard. His research focuses on the development and application of statistical...
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Staff

Administration

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    Jill Doucette

    Research Administrator
    Jill provides administrative support to Mark Daly, the Chief of ATGU and his lab in their administrative and research efforts as part of a growing administrative team spanning 2 institutions, MGH a...
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    Carla Hammond, BS

    Research Administrator
    Carla provides administrative support to Daniel MacArthur and Benjamin Neale as well as the MacArthur and Neale Labs in their administrative and research efforts as part of a growing administrative...
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  • Elizabeth Raynard, BS

    Administrative & Grant Manager

Affiliated Faculty

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    Aarno Palotie, MD, PhD

    Faculty
    Dr. Palotie is a faculty member at the Center for Human Genome Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Research Director of the Hu...
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    Shaun Purcell, PhD

    Faculty
    Shaun’s work focuses on developing statistical and computational tools for the design of genetic studies, the detection of gene variants influencing complex human traits and the dissection of...
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Visting Researchers

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    Hyo-Won Kim, MD, PhD

    Visiting Scholar
    Hyo-Won is a visiting researcher from University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center. She completed her PhD in Medical Science at Seoul National University, Korea. She has been studied the genetics of ne...
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Graduate Student

  • Mykyta

    Mykyta Artomov, MS

    Graduate Student
    Mykyta is a PhD student at Harvard University in Mark Daly`s group. His research focuses on cancer genomics, genetics of kidney diseases and FSGS. He is interested in development of novel methods f...
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    Sahar Ashrafzadeh

    Under Graduate Student
    Sahar is an undergraduate student studying Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. A member of Dr. Daniel MacArthur’s lab, she is currently working at the Broad Institute of MIT and H...
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    Beryl Cummings

    Graduate Student
    Beryl is a member of the MacArthur lab, working on RNA-sequencing data to interpret the functional impact of human genetic variation with a specific focus on Mendelian muscle disease patients. She ...
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    Jack Kosmicki, BS, BA

    Graduate Student
    Jack Kosmicki is a PhD student in the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics program at Harvard. He works jointly with Dr. Mark Daly and Dr. Dennis Wall on a number of projects ranging from examin...
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    Eric Minikel, MS

    Graduate Student
    Eric is a computational scientist interested in using large-scale exome sequencing data to inform diagnosis and therapeutic development strategy in Mendelian disease, particularly neurodegenerative...
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    Sidi Zhang, BA

    Graduate Student
    Sidi is a graduate student in Daly lab. She was born and grew up in Beijing, and did her undergrad at University of Chicago. Her academic interests include population genetics, non-coding regions a...
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