Irving Institute/Data Sciences Institute Complex Traits Pilot Awardees

In Spring 2017, the Irving Institute co-hosted the first interdisciplinary workshop “Hypertension as a Complex Trait” in collaboration with the Data Sciences Institute. In response to the workshop, a seed funding program was offered on data science of complex traits.

2017 Irving Institute/Data Sciences Institute Complex Traits Pilot Awardees

Developing GWAS SNP Modules to Identify Clinically Relevant Disease Mechanisms in Patients With Immune-mediated Disorders

  • Lynn Petukhova, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dermatology (Principal Investigator) 
  • Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, PhD, Lecturer, Computer Science (Co-Mentor)
  • Maurine Tong, PhD, Trainee, Biomedical Informatics, (Trainee)
  • Jia Guo, Trainee, Biostatistics (Trainee)

High-quality Data Acquisition for Cuffless and Calibration-free Blood Pressure Measurement

  • Samuel K. Sia, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering (Principal Investigator)
  • Daichi Shimbo, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine (Co-Principal Investigator)