We are a research group in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Human Genetics Departments in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. We are also affiliated with the BioinformaticsGenetics and Genomics and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. We develop computational and statistical methods to understand the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases. We focus on methods for integrative genomics,  fine-mapping and heritability.  See our research projects and publications.


  • Congratulations Ruthie and Page for winning the UCLA Dean’s Prize for Excellence at the undergraduate Research Poster Day 2017!
  • Congratulations Rob for successfully defending his PhD thesis! Rob will be continuing his career as postdoc with S. Sankararaman and E. Eskin!
  • Congratulations Gleb for winning the Cotterman award for the best trainee paper in AJHG 2015! Read the paper  here
  • Tutorial and Gene expression weights for running TWAS are available here.
  • We released PAINTOR 3.0. Paper at Bioinformatics. [ PAINTOR 2.0 paper]  [Nat Genet highlight] [ PAINTOR 1.0 paper].

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  • We are recruiting talented postdocs/students. See here or email Bogdan.