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Gamazon, Eric R., Department of Medicine

Eric R. Gamazon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Divison of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

We develop and apply genomic and computational methods to investigate the genetic architecture of complex traits, including disease risk and drug response. We are interested in what can be learned from DNA sequence and multi-omics data about disease mechanism, therapeutic intervention, molecular evolution, and genome function. An ongoing project involves understanding gene regulation across tissues and cell types to gain insights into disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets. We utilize large-scale DNA biobank data linked to electronic health records, along with data science and computation, to identify genes involved in human health and disease in diverse populations, to discover novel biomarkers, and to enable a comprehensive systems view of the disease phenome. Here is a short description of research interests.

Dr. Eric R. Gamazon is broadly interested in genomics, computational biology, and genomic medicine and leads an R01-funded interdisciplinary laboratory of computational scientists, molecular biologists, and physicists. He is a faculty member of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute. His lab is a team of computational and wet lab researchers, reflecting diverse research interests.

For more information, please visit the lab website.