Having previously obtained a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and worked as an actuary in UK life insurance, Peter embarked on a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, studying complex trait genetics in humans which he completed in 2015.
In 2015 Peter was appointed a Chancellor’s fellow, with tenure track, in the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh, and embarked upon a programme of research focussed on human aging, using genomics as a tool to elucidate biological pathways.
In 2017 Peter was awarded an AXA research fellowship to pursue these ideas and is spending six months as a visiting scientist at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP) at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).
Key Papers:
Joshi, P.K. et al. Genome-wide meta-analysis associates HLA-DQA1/DRB1 and LPA and lifestyle factors with human longevity. Nat Commun 8, 910 (2017).
Joshi, P.K. et al. Variants near CHRNA3/5 and APOE have age- and sex-related effects on human lifespan. Nat Commun 7, 11174 (2016).
Joshi, P.K. et al. Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations. Nature 523, 459-62 (2015).