During my career I have worked on several projects creating software (FASTLINK, CASPAR, rh_tsp_map, PedHunter, etc.) and a database (Anabaptist Genealogy database) for genetic studies. My association with this software and a past track record of effective collaboration with wet lab scientists leads to more such collaborations. Two highlights from my publications of the past year are: -- characterization of the first human patients known to have the rare human disease """"""""STK4 deficiency"""""""", which was publish in Blood; -- characterization of the first patients known to have the rare human disease """"""""LRBA deficiency"""""""", which was published in American Journal of Human Genetics; The work on STK4 was done in collaboration with Christoph Klein (Munich, Germany). The work on LRBA was done in collaboration with Bodo Grimbacher (Freiburg, Germany) and Lennart Hammarstrom (Huddinge, Sweden).

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Joehanes, Roby; Zhang, Xiaoling; Huan, Tianxiao et al. (2017) Integrated genome-wide analysis of expression quantitative trait loci aids interpretation of genomic association studies. Genome Biol 18:16
Witzel, Maximilian; Petersheim, Daniel; Fan, Yanxin et al. (2017) Chromatin-remodeling factor SMARCD2 regulates transcriptional networks controlling differentiation of neutrophil granulocytes. Nat Genet 49:742-752
Jin, Yumi; Schäffer, Alejandro A; Sherry, Stephen T et al. (2017) Quickly identifying identical and closely related subjects in large databases using genotype data. PLoS One 12:e0179106
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Schubert, Desirée; Klein, Marie-Christine; Hassdenteufel, Sarah et al. (2017) Plasma cell deficiency in human subjects with heterozygous mutations in Sec61 translocon alpha 1 subunit (SEC61A1). J Allergy Clin Immunol :
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Catanzaro, Daniele; Shackney, Stanley E; Schaffer, Alejandro A et al. (2016) Classifying the Progression of Ductal Carcinoma from Single-Cell Sampled Data via Integer Linear Programming: A Case Study. IEEE/ACM Trans Comput Biol Bioinform 13:643-55
Wangsa, Darawalee; Chowdhury, Salim Akhter; Ryott, Michael et al. (2016) Phylogenetic analysis of multiple FISH markers in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma suggests that a diverse distribution of copy number changes is associated with poor prognosis. Int J Cancer 138:98-109

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