Robert Valenzuela

Bioinformatics Analyst III

I am currently focusing on putative subtypes of Alzheimer's disease.

I am interested in understanding the genetic architecture of polygenic traits through the integration of omics technologies. To reduce the complexity of this problem, I am focused on putative subtypes that may be influenced by certain environmental stimuli while keeping in scope consistency with evolutionary mechanisms. Our lab, Dr. Greg Carter's group, is focused on Alzheimer's disease (AD), hence, I am utilizing human and model-organism (currently mouse) omics data to investigate potential subtypes of AD. My background is in genetics, where I have focused on various human traits, and also divergent lifespans in fruit flies.