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Ellen M. Wijsman, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
wijsman@uw.edu
206-543-8987
University of Washington
Box 359460
Seattle, WA 98195-9460

Ellen Wijsman

Dr. Wijsman develops statistical methods for analyzing large amounts of genetic data. Currently Wijsman is working with a team of researchers to study the genetics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By analyzing the genomes of multiple families with a possible genetic predisposition to ASD, and comparing the genes of family members with and without ASD, she and her colleagues are isolating genetic variants more likely to be found in persons with the disorders. Wijsman has also contributed to similar studies directed towards understanding the genetic basis of Alzheimer's disease, Werner's syndrome, learning disabilities, cardiovascular disease, schizophrenia, and other inherited traits with a neurological component.


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