Gary Churchill, PhD
Dr. Churchill applies a systems approach to study the genetics of health and disease, incorporating new statistical methods for the investigation of complex disease-related traits in the mouse. He has developed methods and software to improve the power of quantitative trait loci mapping and microarray analysis, as well as graphical models which aim to intuitively and precisely characterize the genetic architecture of disease. He is a member of a consortium of investigators with a shared interest in understanding genetics from an evolutionary perspective. He is participating in establishing a new mouse resource for complex trait analysis, the Collaborative Cross.