Elinor Karlsson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology University of Massachusetts Medical School
Elinor Karlsson is an Associate Professor in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Director of the Vertebrate Genomics Group at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Identify genes, pathways, and functional variants underlying polygenic traits and diseases
Her research looks at our own evolutionary history to understand how the human genome works, and how this knowledge can lead to advances in medicine. She uses comparative genomics to identify genes, pathways, and functional variants underlying polygenic traits and diseases, including cancer, psychiatric diseases and allergies.