JOHN S. WITTE

Ph.D., Associate Director, UCSF Institute for Human Genetics

Dr. Witte is Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Head of the Division of Genetic and Cancer Epidemiology at UCSF. He is an internationally recognized expert in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology, and his research program encompasses a synthesis of methodological and applied genetic epidemiology, with the overall aim of deciphering the mechanisms underlying complex diseases and traits. He has developed extensive, widely-used methods and software for studying rare genetic variants, pathways, interactions, and genome-wide association studies. He is applying these methods to studies of cancer (e.g., of the prostate), birth defects, and pharmacogenomics.

 

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