Shamil Sunyaev
Shamil R. Sunyaev, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, HMS
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Distinguished Chair in Computational Genomics
10 Shattuck Street, Room 311A, Boston, MA 02115

Shamil Sunyaev is a computational genomicist and geneticist. Research in his lab encompasses many aspects of population genetic variation including the origin of mutations, the effect of allelic variants on molecular function, population and evolutionary genetics, and genetics of human complex and Mendelian traits. He developed several computational and statistical methods widely adopted by the community. Sunyaev obtained a PhD in molecular biophysics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and completed his postdoctoral training in bioinformatics at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). He is an Associate Member at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He co-leads the NHGRI-funded Genome Sequencing Program Analysis Center and is actively involved in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network and in the Brigham Genomic Medicine program. He also co-organizes the Boston Evolutionary Genomics Group.


DBMI Research Areas
DBMI Courses
novoCaller: A Bayesian network approach for de novo variant calling from pedigree and population sequence data.
Authors: Kumar Mohanty A, Vuzman D, Francioli L, Cassa C, Toth-Petroczy A, Sunyaev S.
Bioinformatics
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Multiethnic Meta-Analysis Identifies RAI1 as a Possible Obstructive Sleep Apnea-related Quantitative Trait Locus in Men.
Authors: Chen H, Cade BE, Gleason KJ, Bjonnes AC, Stilp AM, Sofer T, Conomos MP, Ancoli-Israel S, Arens R, Azarbarzin A, Bell GI, Below JE, Chun S, Evans DS, Ewert R, Frazier-Wood AC, Gharib SA, Haba-Rubio J, Hagen EW, Heinzer R, Hillman DR, Johnson WC, Kutalik Z, Lane JM, Larkin EK, Lee SK, Liang J, Loredo JS, Mukherjee S, Palmer LJ, Papanicolaou GJ, Penzel T, Peppard PE, Post WS, Ramos AR, Rice K, Rotter JI, Sands SA, Shah NA, Shin C, Stone KL, Stubbe B, Sul JH, Tafti M, Taylor KD, Teumer A, Thornton TA, Tranah GJ, Wang C, Wang H, Warby SC, Wellman DA, Zee PC, Hanis CL, Laurie CC, Gottlieb DJ, Patel SR, Zhu X, Sunyaev SR, Saxena R, Lin X, Redline S.
Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol
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An integrated clinical program and crowdsourcing strategy for genomic sequencing and Mendelian disease gene discovery.
Authors: Haghighi A, Krier JB, Toth-Petroczy A, Cassa CA, Frank NY, Carmichael N, Fieg E, Bjonnes A, Mohanty A, Briere LC, Lincoln S, Lucia S, Gupta VA, Söylemez O, Sutti S, Kooshesh K, Qiu H, Fay CJ, Perroni V, Valerius J, Hanna M, Frank A, Ouahed J, Snapper SB, Pantazi A, Chopra SS, Leshchiner I, Stitziel NO, Feldweg A, Mannstadt M, Loscalzo J, Sweetser DA, Liao E, Stoler JM, Nowak CB, Sanchez-Lara PA, Klein OD, Perry H, Patsopoulos NA, Raychaudhuri S, Goessling W, Green RC, Seidman CE, MacRae CA, Sunyaev SR, Maas RL, Vuzman D.
NPJ Genom Med
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Bayesian inference of negative and positive selection in human cancers.
Authors: Weghorn D, Sunyaev S.
Nat Genet
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Identifying DNase I hypersensitive sites as driver distal regulatory elements in breast cancer.
Authors: D Antonio M, Weghorn D, D Antonio-Chronowska A, Coulet F, Olson KM, DeBoever C, Drees F, Arias A, Alakus H, Richardson AL, Schwab RB, Farley EK, Sunyaev SR, Frazer KA.
Nat Commun
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Lessons from the CAGI-4 Hopkins clinical panel challenge.
Authors: Chandonia JM, Adhikari A, Carraro M, Chhibber A, Cutting GR, Fu Y, Gasparini A, Jones DT, Kramer A, Kundu K, Lam HYK, Leonardi E, Moult J, Pal LR, Searls DB, Shah S, Sunyaev S, Tosatto SCE, Yin Y, Buckley BA.
Hum Mutat
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Negative selection in humans and fruit flies involves synergistic epistasis.
Authors: Sohail M, Vakhrusheva OA, Sul JH, Pulit SL, Francioli LC, van den Berg LH, Veldink JH, de Bakker PIW, Bazykin GA, Kondrashov AS, Sunyaev SR.
Science
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Estimating the selective effects of heterozygous protein-truncating variants from human exome data.
Authors: Cassa CA, Weghorn D, Balick DJ, Jordan DM, Nusinow D, Samocha KE, O'Donnell-Luria A, MacArthur DG, Daly MJ, Beier DR, Sunyaev SR.
Nat Genet
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Limited statistical evidence for shared genetic effects of eQTLs and autoimmune-disease-associated loci in three major immune-cell types.
Authors: Chun S, Casparino A, Patsopoulos NA, Croteau-Chonka DC, Raby BA, De Jager PL, Sunyaev SR, Cotsapas C.
Nat Genet
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Variants in angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2) contribute to variation in nocturnal oxyhaemoglobin saturation level.
Authors: Wang H, Cade BE, Chen H, Gleason KJ, Saxena R, Feng T, Larkin EK, Vasan RS, Lin H, Patel SR, Tracy RP, Liu Y, Gottlieb DJ, Below JE, Hanis CL, Petty LE, Sunyaev SR, Frazier-Wood AC, Rotter JI, Post W, Lin X, Redline S, Zhu X.
Hum Mol Genet
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