Elizabeth Atkinson Lab

Atkinson Lab News


Many more publications from the Atkinson lab have since come out! Please refer to Dr. Atkinson's Google Scholar page for the most up-to-date lost. 

April 8, 2022: A collaborative paper with PGC-Schizophrenia was published in Nature! The Atkinson lab aided in the cross-ancestry GWAS analyses. View journal article.

March 24, 2022: Dr. Atkinson helped advise on journal policies for considering studies with cohorts of diverse ancestry. Read more about some publication guidelines in Communications Biology.

Jan. 18, 2022: Jessica Mauer is joining the lab as a visiting master's student for four months. We look forward to hearing her future recommendations for the best local Brazilian cuisine!

Nov. 15, 2021: Taotao Tan has joined the Atkinson lab as a Bioinformatics Analyst! We are excited to welcome Taotao to the group.

Sept. 27, 2021: Our NeuroMex protocol paper is published in Complex Psychiatry! Details/link in Publications tab.

July 13, 2021: The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative manuscript is published in Nature Genetics! Details/link in Publications tab. It's great to see the efforts of the Pan-UKB project helping include more ancestries in large-scale analyses.

May 23, 2021: Our ethnolinguistic analysis of the NeuroGAP pilot genotype arrays is up on bioRxiv! Check it out to learn more about the complex structure of genetics and cultural affiliations in eastern and southern africa: Atkinson EG, Dalvie S, Pichkar Y, Kalungi A, Majara L, Injera WE, et al. Genetic structure correlates with ethnolinguistic diversity in eastern and southern Africa. BioRxiv 2021. [Online]

May 5, 2021: Our review paper on methods for analyzing archaic introgression with population level datasets is published in Evolutionary Anthropology

Shyamalika Gopalan,Elizabeth G. Atkinson,Laura T. Buck,Timothy D. Weaver, Brenna M. Henn. Inferring archaic introgression from hominin genetic data. 2021. Evolutionary Anthropology, 2021.

April 24, 2021: The MAMA method paper is up on bioRxiv! Check it out to learn more about improving meta-analysis for diverse cohorts:

Turley P, Martin AR, Goldman G, Li H, Kanai M, Walters RK, et al. Multi-Ancestry Meta-Analysis yields novel genetic discoveries and ancestry-specific associations. 2021;12:26. BioRxiv 2021. [Online]

April 4, 2021: Renovations are complete in the Atkinson lab. Come check out our freshly updated lab space in Taub 619/621!

March 12, 2021: Our collaborative effort doing a pan-ancestry gene discovery effort for COVID is up on medRxiv! The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative. Mapping the human genetic architecture of COVID-19 by worldwide meta-analysis. 2021:2021.03.10.21252820. MedRxiv[Online]

Jan. 14, 2021: GINGER fellow Lerato Majara wrote her first first author paper, now on bioRxiv: Majara L, Kalungi A, Koen N, … Atkinson EG, Martin AR. Low generalizability of polygenic scores in African populations due to genetic and environmental diversity. BioRxiv 2021:2021.01.12.426453. [Online]

Jan. 5, 2021: Our work with the New Haven Lexinome Project is up on bioRxiv! Adams AK, Guertin EL, Truong DT, Atkinson EG, DeMille MMC, Bosson-Heenan JM, et al. Genome Wide Association Study in the New Haven Lexinome Project Identifies GARRE1 as a Novel Gene for Reading Performance. 2021. bioRxiv[Online]

June 16, 2020: The pan-ukb website is live! Stay tuned for a preprint on our work generating GWAS summary statistics for 6 global ancestry groups and over 7,200 phenotypes (+phecodes, +prescriptions). Check it out at: pan.ukbb.broadinstitute.org