about us

The Bamshad Lab is located in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington in Seattle. The lab is focused on understanding how evolutionary processes and demographic history have shaped patterns of genetic variation among humans, and how such variation influences differences in physical features and disease susceptibility among humans. Currently active projects are investigating the impact of natural selection and population structure on genetic variation and characterizing genetic variants influencing an assortment of health-related conditions such as birth defects, chronic diseases of childhood, and chemosensory perception.

Center for Clinical Genomics

Be sure to visit the new Center for Clinical Genomics website if you are interested in adding a genetic component to your study.

Recent Publications

Exome sequencing identifies MLL2 mutations as a cause of Kabuki syndrome. Ng et.al. (2010) Nature Genetics More...

Exome sequencing identifies the cause of a mendelian disorder. Ng et.al. (2010) Nature Genetics More...


New project on genetics of lung diseases begins as part of NHLBI and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with the support of Northwest Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Life Sciences Discovery Fund. For more information, click here.

We are currently enrolling individuals for research of West Nile Virus. Click here to see the study flyer.

July September 2010:
We welcome new study coordinators Heidi Thielmann, Greg Mueller and Tanya Harrell and also new lab technicians Chris Carlos, Tamara Bacus and Jeff Heard.