Karczewski, 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 understanding the spectrum of LoF tolerance in human populations. Here, he has developed LOFTEE, the Loss-Of-Function Transcript Effect Estimator, publicly available at https://github.com/konradjk/loftee. Additionally, he works on analysis of large-scale datasets, including the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC), for which he developed the ExAC browser (http://exac.broadinstitute.org/). Konrad received his PhD in 2014 in the lab of Michael Snyder at Stanford University.

Publications

Saleheen D, Natarajan P, Armean IM, Zhao W, Rasheed A, Khetarpal SA, Won HH, Karczewski KJ, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Samocha KE, Weisburd B, Gupta N, Zaidi M, Samuel M, Imran A, Abbas S, Majeed F, Ishaq M, Akhtar S, Trindade K, Mucksavage M, Qamar N, Zaman KS, Yaqoob Z, Saghir T, Rizvi SN, Memon A, Hayyat Mallick N, Ishaq M, Rasheed SZ, Memon FU, Mahmood K, Ahmed N, Do R, Krauss RM, MacArthur DG, Gabriel S, Lander ES, Daly MJ, Frossard P, Danesh J, Rader DJ, Kathiresan S
Human knockouts and phenotypic analysis in a cohort with a high rate of consanguinity.
Nature. 2017;544(7649):235-239 - PMID: 28406212
Kosmicki JA, Samocha KE, Howrigan DP, Sanders SJ, Slowikowski K, Lek M, Karczewski KJ, Cutler DJ, Devlin B, Roeder K, Buxbaum JD, Neale BM, MacArthur DG, Wall DP, Robinson EB, Daly MJ
Refining the role of de novo protein-truncating variants in neurodevelopmental disorders by using population reference samples.
Nat Genet. 2017;:ePub - PMID: 28191890
Karczewski KJ, Weisburd B, Thomas B, Solomonson M, Ruderfer DM, Kavanagh D, Hamamsy T, Lek M, Samocha KE, Cummings BB, Birnbaum D, The Exome Aggregation Consortium, Daly MJ, MacArthur DG
The ExAC browser: displaying reference data information from over 60 000 exomes.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2016;:ePub - PMID: 27899611
Zou J, Valiant G, Valiant P, Karczewski K, Chan SO, Samocha K, Lek M, Sunyaev S, Daly M, MacArthur DG
Quantifying unobserved protein-coding variants in human populations provides a roadmap for large-scale sequencing projects.
Nat Commun. 2016;7:13293 - PMID: 27796292 - PMCID: PMC5095512
Ruderfer DM, Hamamsy T, Lek M, Karczewski KJ, Kavanagh D, Samocha KE, Exome Aggregation Consortium, Daly MJ, MacArthur DG, Fromer M, Purcell SM
Patterns of genic intolerance of rare copy number variation in 59,898 human exomes.
Nat Genet. 2016;:ePub - PMID: 27533299
Lek M, Karczewski KJ, Minikel EV, Samocha KE, Banks E, Fennell T, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Ware JS, Hill AJ, Cummings BB, Tukiainen T, Birnbaum DP, Kosmicki JA, Duncan LE, Estrada K, Zhao F, Zou J, Pierce-Hoffman E, Berghout J, Cooper DN, Deflaux N, DePristo M, Do R, Flannick J, Fromer M, Gauthier L, Goldstein J, Gupta N, Howrigan D, Kiezun A, Kurki MI, Moonshine AL, Natarajan P, Orozco L, Peloso GM, Poplin R, Rivas MA, Ruano-Rubio V, Rose SA, Ruderfer DM, Shakir K, Stenson PD, Stevens C, Thomas BP, Tiao G, Tusie-Luna MT, Weisburd B, Won HH, Yu D, Altshuler DM, Ardissino D, Boehnke M, Danesh J, Donnelly S, Elosua R, Florez JC, Gabriel SB, Getz G, Glatt SJ, Hultman CM, Kathiresan S, Laakso M, McCarroll S, McCarthy MI, McGovern D, McPherson R, Neale BM, Palotie A, Purcell SM, Saleheen D, Scharf JM, Sklar P, Sullivan PF, Tuomilehto J, Tsuang MT, Watkins HC, Wilson JG, Daly MJ, MacArthur DG, Exome Aggregation Consortium
Analysis of protein-coding genetic variation in 60,706 humans.
Nature. 2016;536(7616):285-91 - PMID: 27535533
Minikel EV, Vallabh SM, Lek M, Estrada K, Samocha KE, Sathirapongsasuti JF, McLean CY, Tung JY, Yu LP, Gambetti P, Blevins J, Zhang S, Cohen Y, Chen W, Yamada M, Hamaguchi T, Sanjo N, Mizusawa H, Nakamura Y, Kitamoto T, Collins SJ, Boyd A, Will RG, Knight R, Ponto C, Zerr I, Kraus TF, Eigenbrod S, Giese A, Calero M, de Pedro-Cuesta J, Haïk S, Laplanche JL, Bouaziz-Amar E, Brandel JP, Capellari S, Parchi P, Poleggi A, Ladogana A, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Karczewski KJ, Marshall JL, Boehnke M, Laakso M, Mohlke KL, Kähler A, Chambert K, McCarroll S, Sullivan PF, Hultman CM, Purcell SM, Sklar P, van der Lee SJ, Rozemuller A, Jansen C, Hofman A, Kraaij R, van Rooij JG, Ikram MA, Uitterlinden AG, van Duijn CM, Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC), Daly MJ, MacArthur DG
Quantifying prion disease penetrance using large population control cohorts.
Sci Transl Med. 2016;8(322):322ra9 - PMID: 26791950