Iuliana Ionita-Laza

Iuliana Ionita-Laza

Iuliana Ionita-Laza



722 West 168th Street, Rm 623
New York NY USA 10032
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My main research interests lie at the interface between statistics and genomics. I am particularly interested in developing statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of high-dimensional genetic and functional genomics data. I am also involved in applications of such methods to understand the genetic basis of complex diseases and traits, including autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease.



PhD, 2006, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU

Editorial Boards

Associate Editor, Biometrics
Associate Editor, Statistics in Biosciences

Honors & Awards

Janet Fabri Prize, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2007
Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, New York University, 2005-2006

Areas of Expertise

Bioinformatics, Data Science, Predictive Modeling/Machine Learning, Genetics, Mental Health

Select Publications

I Ionita-Laza, NM Laird On the optimal design of genetic variant discovery studies Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology 2010
I Ionita-Laza, J Buxbaum, N Laird and C Lange A new testing strategy to identify rare variants with either risk or protective effect on disease PloS Genetics 2011
Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Christoph Lange, Nan Laird On a method to count the number of unseen variants in the human genome Proc Natl Acad Sci 106 5008-5013 2009
David Fardo, Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Christoph Lange On quality control measures in genome-wide association studies: A test to assess the genotyping quality of individual probands in family-based association studies and an application to the HapMap data Plos Genetics 2009
Lars Bertram, Christoph Lange et al., Iuliana Ionita-Laza, et al. R Tanzi Genome-wide Association Analysis Reveals Putative Alzheimer's Disease Susceptibility Loci in Addition to APOE American Journal of Human Genetics 83 623-632 2008
Jinbo Fan*, Iuliana Ionita-Laza*, et al., Nan Laird, Jordan Smoller Linkage Disequilibrium Mapping of the Chromosome 6q21-22.31 Bipolar I Disorder Susceptibility Locus Neuropsychiatric Genetics 2009
Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Nan Laird, Benjamin Raby, Scott Weiss, Christoph Lange On the frequency of copy number variants Bioinformatics 24 2350-2355 2008
Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Angela Rogers, Christoph Lange, Benjamin Raby, Charles Lee Genetic association analysis of copy number variation in human disease pathogenesis Genomics 93 22-26 2009
Iuliana Ionita-Laza, George Perry, Benjamin Raby, Barbara Klanderman, Charles Lee, Nan Laird, Scott Weiss, Christoph Lange On the analysis of copy-number variations in genome-wide association studies: A translation of the family-based association test Genetic Epidemiology 32 273-284 2008
Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Matthew McQueen, Nan Laird, Christoph Lange Genomewide Weighted Hypothesis Testing in Family-Based Association Studies, with an Application to a 100K Scan American Journal of Human Genetics 81 607-614 2007
Iuliana Ionita, Raul-Sam Daruwala, Bud Mishra Mapping Tumor Suppressor Genes using Multipoint Statistics from Copy-Number Variation Data American Journal of Human Genetics 79 13-22 2006
Iuliana Ionita, Shaw-Hwa Lo Multilocus Linkage Analysis of Affected Sib Pairs Human Heredity 60 227-240 2005

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