My research group works on a broad range of human genetics projects. I have worked for over 20 years in the field of computational biology and genetics. Our current projects are on:
The genetics of opioid use after major surgery
The genetics of cognitive impairment in HIV/AIDS patients
The mitochondrial genetics of diabetes related phenotypes in HIV/AIDS patients
New statistical methods of Phenome Wide Association Studies (PheWAS)
Diabetic retinopathy and mitochondrial haplogroups.
We collaborate actively with wet-lab and clinical researchers worldwide. Much of our current work in based on the BioVU resource, a de-identified version of the Vanderbilt Electronic Medical Record, combined with DNA samples for genotyping.