Shamil Sunyaev
Shamil Sunyaev, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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 Institute Member at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He also co-organizes the Boston Evolutionary Genomics Supergroup.


DBMI Research Areas
DBMI Courses
Pervasive correlations between causal disease effects of proximal SNPs vary with functional annotations and implicate stabilizing selection.
Authors: Zhang MJ, Durvasula A, Chiang C, Koch EM, Strober BJ, Shi H, Barton AR, Kim SS, Weissbrod O, Loh PR, Gazal S, Sunyaev S, Price AL.
Res Sq
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Low-frequency inherited complement receptor variants are associated with purpura fulminans.
Authors: Bendapudi PK, Nazeen S, Ryu J, Soylemez O, Robbins AK, Rouaisnel B, O'Neil JK, Pokhriyal R, Yang M, Colling M, Pasko B, Bouzinier M, Tomczak L, Collier L, Barrios DA, Ram S, Toth-Petroczy A, Krier J, Fieg E, Dzik W', Hudspeth J, Pozdnyakova O, Nardi V, Knight J, Maas R, Sunyaev S, Losman JA.
Blood
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Pervasive correlations between causal disease effects of proximal SNPs vary with functional annotations and implicate stabilizing selection.
Authors: Zhang MJ, Durvasula A, Chiang C, Koch EM, Strober BJ, Shi H, Barton AR, Kim SS, Weissbrod O, Loh PR, Gazal S, Sunyaev S, Price AL.
medRxiv
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A mutation rate model at the basepair resolution identifies the mutagenic effect of polymerase III transcription.
Authors: Seplyarskiy V, Koch EM, Lee DJ, Lichtman JS, Luan HH, Sunyaev SR.
Nat Genet
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Recurrent mutation in the ancestry of a rare variant.
Authors: Wakeley J, Fan WL, Koch E, Sunyaev S.
Genetics
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The landscape of tolerated genetic variation in humans and primates.
Authors: Gao H, Hamp T, Ede J, Schraiber JG, McRae J, Singer-Berk M, Yang Y, Dietrich ASD, Fiziev PP, Kuderna LFK, Sundaram L, Wu Y, Adhikari A, Field Y, Chen C, Batzoglou S, Aguet F, Lemire G, Reimers R, Balick D, Janiak MC, Kuhlwilm M, Orkin JD, Manu S, Valenzuela A, Bergman J, Rousselle M, Silva FE, Agueda L, Blanc J, Gut M, de Vries D, Goodhead I, Harris RA, Raveendran M, Jensen A, Chuma IS, Horvath JE, Hvilsom C, Juan D, Frandsen P, de Melo FR, Bertuol F, Byrne H, Sampaio I, Farias I, do Amaral JV, Messias M, da Silva MNF, Trivedi M, Rossi R, Hrbek T, Andriaholinirina N, Rabarivola CJ, Zaramody A, Jolly CJ, Phillips-Conroy J, Wilkerson G, Abee C, Simmons JH, Fernandez-Duque E, Kanthaswamy S, Shiferaw F, Wu D, Zhou L, Shao Y, Zhang G, Keyyu JD, Knauf S, Le MD, Lizano E, Merker S, Navarro A, Bataillon T, Nadler T, Khor CC, Lee J, Tan P, Lim WK, Kitchener AC, Zinner D, Gut I, Melin A, Guschanski K, Schierup MH, Beck RMD, Umapathy G, Roos C, Boubli JP, Lek M, Sunyaev S, O'Donnell-Luria A, Rehm HL, Xu J, Rogers J, Marques-Bonet T, Farh KK.
Science
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The landscape of tolerated genetic variation in humans and primates.
Authors: Gao H, Hamp T, Ede J, Schraiber JG, McRae J, Singer-Berk M, Yang Y, Dietrich A, Fiziev P, Kuderna L, Sundaram L, Wu Y, Adhikari A, Field Y, Chen C, Batzoglou S, Aguet F, Lemire G, Reimers R, Balick D, Janiak MC, Kuhlwilm M, Orkin JD, Manu S, Valenzuela A, Bergman J, Rouselle M, Silva FE, Agueda L, Blanc J, Gut M, de Vries D, Goodhead I, Harris RA, Raveendran M, Jensen A, Chuma IS, Horvath J, Hvilsom C, Juan D, Frandsen P, de Melo FR, Bertuol F, Byrne H, Sampaio I, Farias I, do Amaral JV, Messias M, da Silva MNF, Trivedi M, Rossi R, Hrbek T, Andriaholinirina N, Rabarivola CJ, Zaramody A, Jolly CJ, Phillips-Conroy J, Wilkerson G, Abee C, Simmons JH, Fernandez-Duque E, Kanthaswamy S, Shiferaw F, Wu D, Zhou L, Shao Y, Zhang G, Keyyu JD, Knauf S, Le MD, Lizano E, Merker S, Navarro A, Batallion T, Nadler T, Khor CC, Lee J, Tan P, Lim WK, Kitchener AC, Zinner D, Gut I, Melin A, Guschanski K, Schierup MH, Beck RMD, Umapathy G, Roos C, Boubli JP, Lek M, Sunyaev S, O'Donnell A, Rehm H, Xu J, Rogers J, Marques-Bonet T, Kai-How Farh K.
bioRxiv
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Revisiting mutagenesis at non-B DNA motifs in the human genome.
Authors: McGinty RJ, Sunyaev SR.
Nat Struct Mol Biol
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Demographic and Viral-Genetic Analyses of COVID-19 Severity in Bahrain Identify Local Risk Factors and a Protective Effect of Polymerase Mutations.
Authors: Koch EM, Du J, Dressner M, Alwasti HE, Taif ZA, Shehab F, Mohamed AM, Ghanem A, Haghighi A, Sunyaev S, Farhat M.
medRxiv
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FAVOR: functional annotation of variants online resource and annotator for variation across the human genome.
Authors: Zhou H, Arapoglou T, Li X, Li Z, Zheng X, Moore J, Asok A, Kumar S, Blue EE, Buyske S, Cox N, Felsenfeld A, Gerstein M, Kenny E, Li B, Matise T, Philippakis A, Rehm HL, Sofia HJ, Snyder G, Weng Z, Neale B, Sunyaev SR, Lin X.
Nucleic Acids Res
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