Welcome to the UCI Systems Genetics Lab!
We are interested in dissecting mechanisms of integrative physiology using systems genetics approaches. This entails surveying natural variation in mouse and human populations for concordant patterns of genetic architecture, clinical traits and intermediary molecular information (eg. transcripts, proteins and/or metabolites). The basic intuition for these approaches assumes that striking links exist between genetic variation and clinical outcomes, which can only be understood when analyzed alongside molecular information. This requires a combination of bioinformatics, biochemical and physiologic experimental approaches.