Joseph Terwilliger, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology (in Psychiatry, the Sergievsky Center and Genetics & Development)
My research is focused on development and application of computer software for statistical genetics applications including software for joint linkage and linkage disequilibrium analysis on arbitrarily large pedigrees (Pseudomarker) and software for assisting in the study design process for linkage and linkage disequilibrium analysis (Detectance) in collaboration with researchers at the University of Helsinki; and software for simulating the evolution of phenogenetic relationships on a genome-wide scale under various models of mutation, selection, and population demographics (ForSim) in collaboration with researchers at Penn State University.
Additionally I am involved in study design and data analysis from numerous field studies in Kazakhstan, Finland, Korea, Venezuela, Mongolia, Russia, China, and Sweden among others. In furtherance of the latter applied aims, I organize and teach workshops on "Logical Reasoning in Human Genetics" in various places throughout the developing world, where the potential human genetic resources far surpass what we could ever hope to accomplish in cosmopolitan western societies like our own."
1. Weiss KM, Terwilliger JD : (2000) How many diseases do you have to study to map one gene with SNPs? . Nature Genetics 26: 151-158
2. Terwilliger JD, Hiekkalinna T. : (2006) An utter refutation of the "fundamental theorem of the HapMap". European Journal of Human Genetics 14: 426-437
3. Li Z, Szabolcs M, Terwilliger JD, Efstratiadis A: (2006) Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and adenocarcinoma in mice expressing a probasin-Neu oncogenic transgene. Carcinogenesis 27: 1054-1067
4. Lambert BW, Terwilliger JD, Weiss KM.: (2008) ForSim: a tool for exploring the genetic architecture of complex traits with controlled truth.. Bioinformatics 24: 1821-1822
5. Hiekkalinna T, Schäffer AA, Lambert B, Norrgrann P, Göring HH, Terwilliger JD.: (2011) PSEUDOMARKER: a powerful program for joint linkage and/or linkage disequilibrium analysis on mixtures of singletons and related individuals. . Human Heredity 71: 256-266
6. Luukonen TM, Pöyhönen M, Palotie A, Ellonen P, Lagström S, Lee JH, Terwilliger JD, Salonen R, Varilo T. : (2012) A balanced translocation truncates Neurotrimin in a family with intracranial and thoracic aortic aneurysm.. J Med Genet 49: 621-629