Welcome

As of 1/14 I have started a lab at the New York Genome Center and Columbia University. Our lab page is here. 

My research interests are in statistical and population genomics, with an emphasis on development and application of methods 
for large-scale data analysis. Ongoing research projects include:

  1.  Inference of population history from genetic data

  2.  Methodology for transcriptional profiling using high-throughput sequencing

  3.  Identification of loci under positive selection in humans


    Representative publications:


    1. Pickrell JK (2013). Joint analysis of functional genomic data and genome-wide association studies of 18 human traits. [preprint]

    2. Pickrell JK, Patterson N, Loh PR, Lipson M, Berger B, Stoneking M, Pakendorf B, Reich D (2013).  Ancient west Eurasian ancestry in southern and eastern Africa. [preprint]


      Pickrell JK, Pritchard JK (2012). Inference of population splits and mixtures from genome-wide allele frequency data. [pubmed] [TreeMix software]


      Pickrell JK, Patterson N, Barbieri C, Berthold F, Gerlach L, Güldemann T, Kure B, Mpoloka SW, Nakagawa H, Naumann C, Lipson M, Loh PR, Lachance J, Mountain J, Bustamante CD, Berger B, Tishkoff SA, Henn BM, Stoneking M, Reich D, Pakendorf B (2012). The genetic prehistory of southern Africa. [pubmed]


      Pickrell JK, Pai AA, Gilad Y, Pritchard JK (2010). Noisy splicing drives mRNA isoform diversity in human cells. [pubmed]


      Pickrell JK, Marioni JC, Pai AA, Degner JF, Engelhardt BE, Nkadori E, Veyrieras J-B, Stephens M, Gilad Y, Pritchard JK (2010). Understanding mechanisms underlying human gene expression variation with RNA sequencing. [pubmed]


      Pickrell JK, Coop G, Novembre J, Kudaravalli S, Li JZ, Absher D, Srinivasan BS, Barsh GS, Myers RM, Feldman MW, Pritchard JK (2009). Signals of recent positive selection in a worldwide sample of human populations. [pubmed]