Martin, Alicia

Alicia Martin, PhD

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 demographic history to aid in disease studies. Her current projects utilize pairwise identity-by-descent (IBD) sharing to assess recent population history, associate haplotypes with psychiatric disorders, and infer the ages of disease risk haplotypes and alleles to better understand their evolutionary pressures. She obtained her PhD degree in 2015 from the Genetics Department at Stanford University (advised by Dr. Carlos D. Bustamante) for her work in genetic and regulatory variation across diverse human populations.
You can find additional information on Alicia’s research here.


Kerminen S, Havulinna AS, Hellenthal G, Martin AR, Sarin AP, Perola M, Palotie A, Salomaa V, Daly MJ, Ripatti S, Pirinen M
Fine-Scale Genetic Structure in Finland.
G3 (Bethesda). 2017;7(10):3459-3468 - PMID: 28983069
Martin AR, Gignoux CR, Walters RK, Wojcik GL, Neale BM, Gravel S, Daly MJ, Bustamante CD, Kenny EE
Human Demographic History Impacts Genetic Risk Prediction across Diverse Populations.
Am J Hum Genet. 2017;:ePub - PMID: 28366442