Chris Gignoux, Ph.D., MS

Faculty, University of Colorado

I am a population geneticist by training interested in the confluence of human evolution and medicine. Currently I am at the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine. Early on I began my career in anthropological genetics, then moved to 23andMe developing ancestry products. I finally went back to school for my PhD at UCSF with Esteban Burchard and a postdoc at Stanford with Carlos Bustamante. Currently my group works on a range of population and statistical genetics methods and applications, particularly on diverse, understudied and multi-ethnic cohorts.

Twitter: @popgenepi


A Sex-Stratified Genome-Wide Association Study of Tuberculosis Using a Multi-Ethnic Genotyping Array.
Schurz H, Kinnear CJ, Gignoux C, Wojcik G, van Helden PD, Tromp G, Henn B, Hoal EG, Möller M.
Front Genet. 2019 Jan 18;9:678. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00678. eCollection 2018.
PMID: 30713548

A panel of ancestry informative markers for the complex five-way admixed South African coloured population.
Daya M, van der Merwe L, Galal U, Möller M, Salie M, Chimusa ER, Galanter JM, van Helden PD, Henn BM, Gignoux CR, Hoal E.
PLoS One. 2013 Dec 20;8(12):e82224. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082224. eCollection 2013.
PMID: 24376522

GeneOnEarth: fitting genetic PC plots on the globe.
Torres-Sánchez S, Medina-Medina N, Gignoux C, Abad-Grau MM, González-Burchard E.
IEEE/ACM Trans Comput Biol Bioinform. 2013 Jul-Aug;10(4):1009-16. doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2013.81.
PMID: 24334393

Identification of KIF3A as a novel candidate gene for childhood asthma using RNA expression and population allelic frequencies differences.
Kovacic MB, Myers JM, Wang N, Martin LJ, Lindsey M, Ericksen MB, He H, Patterson TL, Baye TM, Torgerson D, Roth LA, Gupta J, Sivaprasad U, Gibson AM, Tsoras AM, Hu D, Eng C, Chapela R, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Rodríguez-Cintrón W, Avila PC, Beckman K, Seibold MA, Gignoux C, Musaad SM, Chen W, Burchard EG, Hershey GK.
PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23714. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023714. Epub 2011 Aug 30.
PMID: 21912604

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