Elinor Karlsson

Elinor Karlsson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics & Integrative Biology University of Massachusetts Medical School

Education

  • Post-doctoral training
    Harvard University
  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics
    Boston University
  • B.A. in Biochemistry
    Rice University

Affiliations

  • University of Massachusetts
  • Broad Institute
  • Darwin’s Dogs

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.