Mark Seielstad, PhD

Associate Professor
Associate Investigator, Blood Systems Research Institute
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Institute for Human Genetics
+1 415 476-0625
Research Description: 

Research in my lab is at the interface of genetic epidemiology and population/anthropological genetics. The main goal is to identify human genetic variation altering the risk of complex human diseases involving immunity (e.g., autoimmunity and susceptibility to infectious diseases) and metabolism (e.g., type 2 diabetes). This puts an emphasis on genomic technologies such as genome-wide SNP genotyping, and next-generation sequencing to reveal and characterize polymorphisms in whole exome and whole genome data. Much of this work is carried out in geographically diverse human populations, which are also the subject of anthropological investigations that seek to characterize the global distribution of genetic variation. A particular emphasis is placed on sequencing and coalescence analysis of the Y chromosome and mtDNA, as well as cultural practices that alter demographic and selective regimes acting on the sex-specific lineages of these two DNA molecules.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Population Genetics and Human Genetics of Host Defense, Autoimmune Disease, and Diabetes
Publications: 

Corrigendum to: Blood Gene Signatures of Chagas Cardiomyopathy With or Without Ventricular Dysfunction.

The Journal of infectious diseases

Ferreira LRP, Ferreira FM, Nakaya HI, Deng X, Cândido DDS, de Oliveira LC, Billaud JN, Lanteri MC, Rigaud VO, Seielstad M, Kalil J, Fernandes F, Ribeiro ALP, Sabino EC, Cunha-Neto E

Methylation changes in the peripheral blood of filipinos with type 2 diabetes suggest spurious transcription initiation at TXNIP.

Human molecular genetics

Albao DS, Cutiongco-de la Paz EM, Mercado ME, Lirio A, Mariano M, Kim S, Yangco A, Melegrito J, Wad-Asen K, Gauran II, Francisco MA, Santos-Acuin C, David-Padilla C, Murphy EJ, Paz-Pacheco E, Seielstad M

A Novel, 5-Transcript, Whole-blood Gene-expression Signature for Tuberculosis Screening Among People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Rajan JV, Semitala FC, Mehta T, Seielstad M, Montalvo L, Andama A, Asege L, Nakaye M, Katende J, Mwebe S, Kamya MR, Yoon C, Cattamanchi A

Exome sequencing of 20,791 cases of type 2 diabetes and 24,440 controls.

Nature

Flannick J, Mercader JM, Fuchsberger C, Udler MS, Mahajan A, Wessel J, Teslovich TM, Caulkins L, Koesterer R, Barajas-Olmos F, Blackwell TW, Boerwinkle E, Brody JA, Centeno-Cruz F, Chen L, Chen S, Contreras-Cubas C, Córdova E, Correa A, Cortes M, DeFronzo RA, Dolan L, Drews KL, Elliott A, Floyd JS, Gabriel S, Garay-Sevilla ME, García-Ortiz H, Gross M, Han S, Heard-Costa NL, Jackson AU, Jørgensen ME, Kang HM, Kelsey M, Kim BJ, Koistinen HA, Kuusisto J, Leader JB, Linneberg A, Liu CT, Liu J, Lyssenko V, Manning AK, Marcketta A, Malacara-Hernandez JM, Martínez-Hernández A, Matsuo K, Mayer-Davis E, Mendoza-Caamal E, Mohlke KL, Morrison AC, Ndungu A, Ng MCY, O'Dushlaine C, Payne AJ, Pihoker C, Post WS, Preuss M, Psaty BM, Vasan RS, Rayner NW, Reiner AP, Revilla-Monsalve C, Robertson NR, Santoro N, Schurmann C, So WY, Soberón X, Stringham HM, Strom TM, Tam CHT, Thameem F, Tomlinson B, Torres JM, Tracy RP, van Dam RM, Vujkovic M, Wang S, Welch RP, Witte DR, Wong TY, Atzmon G, Barzilai N, Blangero J, Bonnycastle LL, Bowden DW, Chambers JC, Chan E, Cheng CY, Cho YS, Collins FS, de Vries PS, Duggirala R, Glaser B, Gonzalez C, Gonzalez ME, Groop L, Kooner JS, Kwak SH, Laakso M, Lehman DM, Nilsson P, Spector TD, Tai ES, Tuomi T, Tuomilehto J, Wilson JG, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Bottinger E, Burke B, Carey DJ, Chan JCN, Dupuis J, Frossard P, Heckbert SR, Hwang MY, Kim YJ, Kirchner HL, Lee JY, Lee J, Loos RJF, Ma RCW, Morris AD, O'Donnell CJ, Palmer CNA, Pankow J, Park KS, Rasheed A, Saleheen D, Sim X, Small KS, Teo YY, Haiman C, Hanis CL, Henderson BE, Orozco L, Tusié-Luna T, Dewey FE, Baras A, Gieger C, Meitinger T, Strauch K, Lange L, Grarup N, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Zeitler P, Dabelea D, Abecasis G, Bell GI, Cox NJ, Seielstad M, Sladek R, Meigs JB, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Altshuler D, Burtt NP, Scott LJ, Morris AP, Florez JC, McCarthy MI, Boehnke M