Principal Investigator

Cristen Willer, Ph.D.
Departments of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics and Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics

Postdoctoral Fellows

Tanmoy Roychowdhury, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Doctoral Students

Brad Crone
Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics Candidate

Brooke Wolford
Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics Candidate
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship winner

Kuan-Han Wu
Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics Candidate

Lab Staff

Bethany Klunder, B.S.
Clinical Research Project Manager Health

Ida Surakka, Ph.D.
Research Area Specialist Lead

Sarah Graham, Ph.D.
Research Area Specialist Lead

Whitney Hornsby, Ph.D.
Research Area Specialist Lead


Jin Chen,M.S.
Applications Programmer/Analyst Inter (2011-2016)
Currently Applications Programmer/Analyst Senior at the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology at University of Michigan

Dakotah Feil

Lars Fritsche, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist (2018)
Labs of Bhramar Mukherjee and Cristen Willer
Currently Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan Department of Biostatistics

Maoxuan Lin, M.D.,M.S.
Research Area Specialist Inter (2016-2017)
Currently PhD Student in Bioinformatics at UNC Charlotte

Xiangfeng Lu, M.D.,Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2016)
Currently Associate Professor at State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease,
Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases,
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

Jonas Bille Nielsen, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2018)
Currently Physician Scientist, Sweden

William Overton
Master's Student in Biostatistics

Amanda Schaefer, B.A.
Master's Student in Genetic Counseling

Ellen Schmidt,Ph.D.
Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics PhD Student (2011-2016)
Currently Computational Biologist, Open Targets, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK and Postdoctoral Research Associate at Queens’ College Cambridge

Chenyi Xue, M.S.
Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics Master Student (2010-2012)
Currently Bioinformatics Analyst at Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

He Zhang,Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2016)
Currently Computational Biologist III at University of Texas Southwestern

Wei Zhou
Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics PhD Student (2014-2018)
Currently Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Broad Institute, and Harvard Medical School