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Biography

I work on applying and developing methodology for the statistical analysis of complex disease genetic data. Most of this involves studies of the genetics of autoimmune diseases (AID) such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, Lupus). I am interested in understanding the role of genetics in disease and using this to improve patients’ lives. There are several areas that I am currently working on such as the collection of more detailed clinical data and using this together with genetic data to predict disease progression, comparing genetic association between SLE and other conditions (severe COVID-19 and schizophrenia), developing genetic risk scores for AID and explaining the genetics of sexual dimorphism in AID. See my group page Morris Complex Disease Genetics for more information.