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Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics Core

The Statistical Genetics Core provides overall direction and management of genetics resources. It is responsible for establishing and ensuring best practices for collection of DNA, use of appropriate statistical resources and analysis methods.

Yohan Bossé
Co-Chair

Dr. Yohan Bossé completed a bachelor at Moncton University in 1999, and then a Master and a PhD in Genetics at Laval University in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He then completed a postdoctoral training (2004-2007) at McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre to refine his skills and expertise in genomic research. Dr. Bossé is currently Associate Professor in the department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at Laval University. He is a research scientist affiliated with the “Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec” where he is leading a translational genomic research program on cardio-respiratory diseases. He is holding a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2014-2017) entitled: Genetics and functional genomics to dissect the molecular basis of bicuspid aortic valve.

Siddharth Prakash
Co-Chair
Dianna Milewicz
Ilenia Foffa
Lisa Martin
Maria Caterina Turco
Maria Grazia Andreassi
Simon Body

Dr. Body is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School and a cardiac anesthesiologist with research expertise in genomics of bicuspid aortic valve disease and atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Body’s clinical responsibilities at Brigham and Women’s Hospital include cardiac anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Body mentors cardiac anesthesia fellows and residents who have a special interest in genetics, and medical students. Dr. Body is Principal Investigator for the Bicuspid Aortic Valve Consortium (BAVCon) and the Perioperative Genomics Research Network (PeriGReN).

Francesca Pluchinotta
Mahyar Heydarpour

Dr. Mahyar Heydarpour is a statistical geneticist in anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. His research interests are Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) of Bicuspid Aortic valve (BAV) and Atrial Fibrillation (AF) for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. He is also interested in identifying expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) in Human left atrium associated with AF. He is involving in numerous research projects at the Center for perioperative genomics at the department of Anesthesiology in BWH for statistical analysis including GWAS, RNAseq, eQTL, ASE, Post-GWAS, and CNV tests. Dr. Heydarpour has been part of the team since 2013.