Bogdan Pasaniuc – Human Genetics and Pathology&Lab Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Bogdan Pasaniuc is an associate professor of Computational Medicine, Human Genetics and Pathology&Lab Medicine at UCLA. His group develops statistical and computational methods to understand the genetic basis of disease, focusing on under-represented populations, integrative genomics, and biobank studies. His group developed new methodologies to integrate epigenetic profiles within trans-ethnic studies to localize causal variants in post-GWAS studies. More recently, his group introduced transcriptome-wide studies based on gene expression imputation as a principled approach to localize causal genes for complex traits, and applied such approaches to identify new risk genes for multiple complex traits such as Schizophrenia or Ovarian Cancer.