Lynn B. Jorde, PhD

Chair, Department of Human Genetics

Research Interests

  • Medical Genetics
  • Human Population Genetics
  • Gene Mapping and Cloning

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Human Genetics - Professor

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-4566
  • George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
    Department of Human Genetics
    15 N 2030 E, Room: 2100
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

My laboratory has long been involved in studies of human genetic variation and disease. We have been involved in studies of human limb malformations, autism, hypertension, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, type 2 diabetes, schizophrenia, and a number of other Mendelian and common, complex diseases. For more than a decade, we have been involved in research on the evolution of mobile elements and the effects of these elements on the human genome. We have been actively engaged in studies of human genetic variation and natural selection, and we have used whole-genome sequencing to uncover disease-causing mutations and to estimate the human mutation rate. We have published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on these topics

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of New Mexico
Biological Anthropology (Human Genetics Specialty)
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of New Mexico
Biological Anthropology
M.S.
Undergraduate University of New Mexico
Anthropology
B.A.
Undergraduate University of North Dakota

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