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Michael Boehnke

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Primary Appointment: Biostatistics Department
Primary PIBS Dept.: Bioinformatics
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Dr. Boehnke's research focuses on problems of study design and statistical analysis of human genetic data with a particular emphasis on development and application of statistical methods for human gene mapping. His current statistical methods research focuses on genome-wide association studies of diseases and disease-related traits. He is principal investigator of the Finland-United States Investigation of NIDDM Genetics (FUSION) Study, which seeks to identify genetic variants that predispose to type 2 diabetes. He is involved in genome-wide association consortia which seek to identify genetic variants that infleunce anthropometric traits, glucose and insulin levels, lipids levels, and blood pressure. He also leads a genome-wide association study of bipolar disorder and is involved in studies of glaucoma.
Research Interest & Projects
Design and Analysis of Human Gene Mapping Studies
Identifying Genes for Type 2 Diabetes: FUSION
Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium
Targeted Genetics Analysis of T2D and Quantitative Traits
Integrated Parametric and Non-Parametric Mapping for Genome-Wide Association Data.
Molecular Genetics of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Molecular Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer