Bogdan Pasaniuc

Department Vice Chair, Computational Medicine, Computational Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

Associate Professor, Human Genetics, University of California Los Angeles

Associate Professor, Computational Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

310-825-3291

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
10833 Le Conte Ave, CHS 33-365
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr Pasaniuc is an associate professor of Computational Medicine, Human Genetics and Pathology&Laboratory Medicine at UCLA. Dr Pasaniuc develops statistical and computational methods to understand the genetic basis of disease, focusing on under-represented populations, integrative genomics, and biobank studies. Dr Pasaniuc group developed machine learning methods to integrate epigenetic profiles within trans-ancestry studies to localize disease variants and genes; his group introduced transcriptome-wide association studies (TWAS) using predicted gene expression as a principled approach to identify disease genes for many traits such as Schizophrenia, Ovarian Cancer and Prostate Cancer. Dr Pasaniuc is actively involved in the Institute of Precision Health at UCLA that links the genetics of more than 150k patients with their electronic health record to predict health outcomes, to stratify patients based on their genetic risk to disease and to translate computational algorithms to the clinic. A main emphasis of Dr Pasaniuc's research is equity and inclusion in computational methods for large-scale genomic studies.

Biography

Bogdan Pasaniuc develops statistical and computational methods to understand the genetic basis of disease, focusing on integrative genomics, heritability and population structure. Before UCLA, Bogdan was a postdoc at Harvard School of Public Health and in the Program in Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute in the group of Alkes Price. Prior to that, Bogdan completed a postdoc at International Computer Science Institutein Berkeley, CA. Bogdan obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut working in the lab of Ion Mandoiu and B.Sc. from the Faculty of Computer Science, “A.I. Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania in 2003. Recently updated resume.

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