Our work focuses on developing statistical and computational tools for the design of genetic studies, the detection of gene variants influencing complex human traits and the dissection of these effects in the larger context of other genetic and environmental factors. In particular, I currently work on whole exome resequencing and whole genome association studies of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and the development of tools for whole genome and exome genetic studies.
My work has involved producing tools for the analysis of genetic data. Currently supported tools include a package for whole genome association analysis, PLINK, and the Genetic Power Calculator. New tools under development include PLINK/Seq, a tool for the analysis of data from NGS studies, and INRICH, for geneset enrichment analysis.
Center for Statistical Genetics
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Shaun Purcell E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : 1-212-659-8974 Office : Rm 3.66, Icahn Medical Institute, One Gustave Levy Place, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York