investigators

Mark Yandell UCGD Principal Investigator

Mark Yandell, PhD

Co-Director, UCGD
Professor of Human Genetics
H.A. and Edna Benning Endowed Chair

Every genome is a treasure trove of information about gene function, evolution, and disease. Our computational genomics tools are used to identify disease-causing variants in clinical settings, to understand the molecular basis of gene regulation and dysfunction, to annotate genomes, and to understand evolution.

Gabor Marth UCGD Principal Investigator

Gabor Marth, DSc

Co-Director, UCGD
Professor of Human Genetics

My research group is building a web-based platform for interactive, real-time, analysis of genomic big data over the internet, with applications in genomic medicine and basic research. We also develop algorithms and tools to detect and annotate complex genomic structural variation.

Aaron Quinlan USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery

Aaron Quinlan, PhD

Associate Director, UCGD
Associate Professor of Human Genetics

We develop and apply new computational methods towards an improved understanding of genetic variation in diverse contexts, with a primary focus on human disease.

Lynn Jorde, a UCGD faculty member

Lynn Jorde, PhD

Professor and Chair of Human Genetics
Director, Utah Genome Project

We have been involved in studies of human limb malformations, autism, hypertension, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, type 2 diabetes, schizophrenia, and a number of other Mendelian and common, complex diseases.

Karen Eilbeck UCGD

Karen Eilbeck, PhD

Associate Professor of Human Genetics and Biomedical Informatics

Much biological data is semantic in nature; this makes it a difficult substrate for computation. My research interests are centered on organizing biological data in ways that make it more amenable to computation.

Research Team

Barry Moore
Software Developer and Project Manager, Yandell laboratory

Carson Holt, PhD
Software Developer, Yandell Laboratory

Shawn Rynearson
Senior Developer, Yandell Laboratory

Alistair Ward USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery

Alistair Ward, PhD
Senior Developer, Frameshift Labs and Marth Laboratory

Meenal Gupta, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Quinlan Laboratory

Prent Pedersen UCGD

Brent Pedersen, PhD
Developer, Quinlan Laboratory

Chase Miller USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery

Chase Miller, PhD
Developer, Frameshift Labs and Marth Laboratory

Mary Anne Karren, PhD
Director, Research and Science, UCGD

Gordon Lemmon, PhD
Software Developer, Yandell Laboratory

Tonya Di Sera
Senior Web Developer, Marth Laboratory

Scott Watkins, PhD
Senior Analyst, Jorde Laboratory

Yi Qiao, PhD
Software Engineer, Marth Laboratory

Steven Flygare, PhD
Senior Developer, IDbyDNA and Yandell Laboratory

Andrew Farrell, PhD
Software Developer, Marth Laboratory

Qing Li
Graduate Student, Yandell Laboratory

Ryan Layer USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery

Ryan Layer, PhD
Senior Developer, Quinlan Laboratory

Aurelie Kapusta, PhD
Research Associate, Yandell Laboratory

Jim Havrilla
Graduate Student, Quinlan Laboratory

Dillon Lee
Senior Developer, Marth Laboratory

Jason Singer
Research Analyst, Eilbeck and Yandell Laboratory

Nancy Benson
Administrative Manager, UCGD

Tom Sasani
Graduate Student, Quinlan Laboratory

Edgar Javier Hernandez, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Yandell Laboratory 

Edwin Lin
Graduate Student, Yandell Laboratory

Xiaomeng Huang USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery

Xiaomeng Huang, PhD
Research Associate, Marth Laboratory

Matt Velinder USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery

Matt Velinder, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Marth Laboratory

Andrew Miller
Graduate Student, Marth Laboratory

Jonathan Belyeu
Graduate Student, Quinlan Laboratory

Stephanie Kravitz Quinlan Lab UCGD

Stephanie Kravitz
Graduate Student, Quinlan Laboratory

Nathan Wilkinson
Student Researcher, Quinlan Laboratory

Thomas Nicholas, PhD
Senior Analyst, Quinlan Laboratory

Alumni

Zev Kronenberg, PhD
Graduate Student, Yandell Laboratory

Michael Campbell, PhD
Graduate Student, Yandell Laboratory

Brett Kennedy, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yandell Laboratory

E.J. Osborne, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yandell Laboratory

Keith Simmon
Graduate Student, Eilbeck Laboratory

Mandi Li, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yandell Laboratory

Daniel Ence, PhD
Graduate Student, Yandell Laboratory

Collaborating University of Utah Faculty

Robert Schlaberg, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Martin Tristani-Firouzi, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Andrea Bild, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Hilary Coon, PhD
Research Professor, Psychiatry

Stephen Guthery, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Mike Shapiro UCGD

Michael Shapiro, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology

Pradip Bandyopadhyay, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Biology

Pinar Bayrak-Toydemir, MD/PhD
Professor, Pathology

Karl Voelkerding, MD
Professor, Pathology

Rong Mao, MD
Professor, Pathology

Michael Deininger, MD/PhD
Professor, Internal Medicine

Lorenzo Botto, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

H. Joseph Yost, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy

Josh Schiffman, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Helena Safavi-Hemami, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Biology

Nels Elde, PhD
Assistant Professor, Human Genetics

Gabrielle Kardon, PhD
Associate Professor, Human Genetics

Anna R. Docherty, PhD, LP
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Angie Fagerlin, PhD
Professor and Chair, Population Health Sciences

Robert Silver, MD
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Karen Gibbins, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Michael Varner, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Thomas Miller, DO
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Nelangi Pinto, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Richard Williams, FACC, MD, FAAP
Professor, Pediatrics

Corrine Welt, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine

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  • Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
  • University of Utah
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