Peter Park

Peter Park, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Director, Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) PhD Track
10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115

Dr. Park is a Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and the director of its Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics PhD program. His research group specializes in computational and statistical analysis of large-scale DNA sequencing data to understand genetic and epigenetic mechanisms related to disease processes. Originally trained in applied mathematics (B.A., Harvard; Ph.D., Caltech), he was introduced to molecular biology and genetics during his postdoctoral studies in biostatistics. His laboratory has developed several algorithms for genome analysis, especially for identification of structural alterations from whole-genome sequencing data, and has made substantial contributions to consortium projects such as The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE), and Brain Somatic Mosaicism Network, and 4D Nucleome (4DN).

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DBMI Courses
Predicting response to immune checkpoint blockade therapy among mismatch repair-deficient patients using mutational signatures.
Authors: Gulhan DC, Viswanadham V, Muyas F, Jin H, Foote MB, Lee JJ, Barras D, Jung YL, Ljungstrom V, Rousseau B, Galor A, Diplas BH, Maron SB, Cleary JM, Cortés-Ciriano I, Park PJ.
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A role for mutations in AK9 and other genes affecting ependymal cells in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Authors: Yang HW, Lee S, Berry BC, Yang D, Zheng S, Carroll RS, Park PJ, Johnson MD.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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Hyper-Dependence on NHEJ Enables Synergy between DNA-PK Inhibitors and Low-Dose Doxorubicin in Leiomyosarcoma.
Authors: Marino-Enriquez A, Novotny JP, Gulhan DC, Klooster I, Tran AV, Kasbo M, Lundberg MZ, Ou WB, Tao DL, Pilco-Janeta DF, Mao VY, Zenke FT, Leeper BA, Gokhale PC, Cowley GS, Baker LH, Ballman KV, Root DE, Albers J, Park PJ, George S, Fletcher JA.
Clin Cancer Res
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Chromoscope: interactive multiscale visualization for structural variation in human genomes.
Authors: L'Yi S, Maziec D, Stevens V, Manz T, Veit A, Berselli M, Park PJ, Glodzik D, Gehlenborg N.
Nat Methods
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Interpretation of PROMIS Depression and Anxiety Measures Compared with DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria in Musculoskeletal Patients.
Authors: Cheng AL, Downs DL, Brady BK, Hong BA, Park P, Prather H, Hunt DM.
JB JS Open Access
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The landscape of human SVA retrotransposons.
Authors: Chu C, Lin EW, Tran A, Jin H, Ho NI, Veit A, Cortes-Ciriano I, Burns KH, Ting DT, Park PJ.
Nucleic Acids Res
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Genomic data resources of the Brain Somatic Mosaicism Network for neuropsychiatric diseases.
Authors: Garrison MA, Jang Y, Bae T, Cherskov A, Emery SB, Fasching L, Jones A, Moldovan JB, Molitor C, Pochareddy S, Peters MA, Shin JH, Wang Y, Yang X, Akbarian S, Chess A, Gage FH, Gleeson JG, Kidd JM, McConnell M, Mills RE, Moran JV, Park PJ, Sestan N, Urban AE, Vaccarino FM, Walsh CA, Weinberger DR, Wheelan SJ, Abyzov A.
Sci Data
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Cell lineage analysis with somatic mutations reveals late divergence of neuronal cell types and cortical areas in human cerebral cortex.
Authors: Kim SN, Viswanadham VV, Doan RN, Dou Y, Bizzotto S, Khoshkhoo S, Huang AY, Yeh R, Chhouk B, Truong A, Chappell KM, Beaudin M, Barton A, Akula SK, Rento L, Lodato M, Ganz J, Szeto RA, Li P, Tsai JW, Hill RS, Park PJ, Walsh CA.
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A pan-tissue survey of mosaic chromosomal alterations in 948 individuals.
Authors: Gao T, Kastriti ME, Ljungström V, Heinzel A, Tischler AS, Oberbauer R, Loh PR, Adameyko I, Park PJ, Kharchenko PV.
Nat Genet
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Author Correction: The landscape of somatic mutation in cerebral cortex of autistic and neurotypical individuals revealed by ultra-deep whole-genome sequencing.
Authors: Rodin RE, Dou Y, Kwon M, Sherman MA, D'Gama AM, Doan RN, Rento LM, Girskis KM, Bohrson CL, Kim SN, Nadig A, Luquette LJ, Gulhan DC, Park PJ, Walsh CA.
Nat Neurosci
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