Editorial Advisors

External Collaborators

Itsik Pe'err

Itsik Pe’er, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

Itsik Pe’er is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Columbia University. Dr. Pe’er’s research involves developing computational methods for analysis of human genetic variation as part of the Genetic Analysis Information Network and the Cancer Genome Atlas projects. Previously, Dr. Pe’er participated in the International HapMap project during his postdoctoral research at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Tel Aviv University, where he developed computational solutions to problems in genome sequencing and evolution.

Peter Underhill

Peter A. Underhill, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University

Peter Underhill has worked in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine since 1992 in the laboratory of Dr. Luca L. Cavalli-Sforza. Dr. Underhill’s research involves the molecular analysis of human DNA sequence variation in human populations. He has been doing pioneering research on human Y chromosome diversification since 1992 that has led to the development of a robust gene tree that elegantly defines numerous Y chromosome varieties with distinctive geographic localization. The main focus of his research involves deciphering population affinity, substructure and history in contemporary populations using Y chromosome compound SNP and STR lineages. Dr. Underhill has coauthored numerous peer-reviewed publications on the subject. He received his B.S. in oceanography from California State University Humboldt, Arcata and his Ph.D. in marine studies from University of Delaware, Newark.

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