Claire Churchhouse, PhD

Claire completed a doctorate in the department of Statistics at Oxford University, under the supervision of Jonathan Marchini, where her thesis work focused on statistical methods of ancestry deconvolution in admixed populations. She joined to the Broad Institute in 2012 as a postdoc in David Altshuler’s group where she developed QC methods for untargeted metabolomics data, and studied associations between the metabolome, genetics, and type 2 diabetes risk. In early 2015 Claire joined the Neale group as Scientific Advisor, responsible for helping to drive and implement the scientific strategy of the group and for supporting group members across a diverse range of projects.