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Ellen M. Wijsman, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
University of Washington
Box 357720
Seattle, WA 98195-6465

Ellen Wijsman

Dr. Wijsman develops statistical methods for analyzing large amount of genetic data. Currently Wijsman is working with a team of researchers to study the genetics of autism spectrum disorders (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 successful efforts to isolate genes involved in Werner’s syndrome and familial Alzheimer’s disease.

Ellen Wijsman's Medical Genetics web page

University of Washington • Center on Human Development and Disability Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701 •