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Hakhamanesh Mostafavi

Hakhamanesh Mostafavi, PhD

Center for Human Genetics & Genomics

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Complex Traits and Diseases, Population and Statistical Genetics, Functional Genomics, Phenotypic Prediction

My group uses and develops computational and theoretical approaches to address fundamental questions about the biology of human traits and diseases.

How does genetic variation lead to phenotypic variation? Which genes underlie specific traits, and why? What cellular and molecular processes mediate the genetic effects? How can functional knowledge inform disease prediction and prevention?

To address these fundamental questions, our work integrates molecular and cellular perspectives with insights from evolutionary and population genetics.



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Center for Human Genetics & Genomics

PhD from Columbia University

Stanford University, Genetics

Mostafavi, Hakhamanesh; Spence, Jeffrey P; Naqvi, Sahin; Pritchard, Jonathan K

Nature genetics. 2023 Nov; 55(11):1866-1875

Mostafavi, Hakhamanesh; Harpak, Arbel; Agarwal, Ipsita; Conley, Dalton; Pritchard, Jonathan K; Przeworski, Molly

eLife. 2020 Jan 30; 9:

Mostafavi, Hakhamanesh; Berisa, Tomaz; Day, Felix R; Perry, John R B; Przeworski, Molly; Pickrell, Joseph K

PLoS biology. 2017 Sep; 15(9):e2002458

Fuller, Zachary L; Berg, Jeremy J; Mostafavi, Hakhamanesh; Sella, Guy; Przeworski, Molly

Nature genetics. 2019 May; 51(5):772-776

Patel, Roshni A; Musharoff, Shaila A; Spence, Jeffrey P; Pimentel, Harold; Tcheandjieu, Catherine; Mostafavi, Hakhamanesh; Sinnott-Armstrong, Nasa; Clarke, Shoa L; Smith, Courtney J; Durda, Peter P; Taylor, Kent D; Tracy, Russell; Liu, Yongmei; Johnson, W Craig; Aguet, Francois; Ardlie, Kristin G; Gabriel, Stacey; Smith, Josh; Nickerson, Deborah A; Rich, Stephen S; Rotter, Jerome I; Tsao, Philip S; Assimes, Themistocles L; Pritchard, Jonathan K

American journal of human genetics. 2022 Jul 07; 109(7):1286-1297

Simons, Yuval B; Mostafavi, Hakhamanesh; Smith, Courtney J; Pritchard, Jonathan K; Sella, Guy : the preprint server for biology. 2022 Oct 07;

Zeng, Tony; Spence, Jeffrey P; Mostafavi, Hakhamanesh; Prtichard, Jonathan K : the preprint server for biology. 2023 May 21;

Venkataraman, Guhan Ram; DeBoever, Christopher; Tanigawa, Yosuke; Aguirre, Matthew; Ioannidis, Alexander G; Mostafavi, Hakhamanesh; Spencer, Chris C A; Poterba, Timothy; Bustamante, Carlos D; Daly, Mark J; Pirinen, Matti; Rivas, Manuel A

American journal of human genetics. 2021 Dec 02; 108(12):2354-2367