Developing efficient algorithms for characterizing relatedness and identical by descent (IBD) sharing in large genetic datasets; association studies in admixed populations; recombination in humans
Current Research Interest
Algorithms for identical-by-descent detection in large-scale data sets; properties of local ancestry segments in recently admixed populations
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Ramstetter, Monica D., Sushila A. Shenoy, Thomas Dyer, Donna M. Lehman, Joanne E. Curran, Ravindranath Duggirala, John Blangero, Jason G. Mezey, and Amy L. Williams. "Inferring Identical-by-Descent Sharing of Sample Ancestors Promotes High-Resolution Relative Detection." American Journal of Human Genetics 103, no. 7 (2018): 30–44.
Ramstetter, Monica D., Thomas Dyer, Donna M. Lehman, Joanne E. Curran, Ravindranath Duggirala, John Blangero, Jason G. Mezey, and Amy L. Williams. “Benchmarking Relatedness Inference Methods with Genome-Wide Data from Thousands of Relatives.” Genetics 207, no. 1 (2017): 75-82.