Dr Gad Abraham
BAppSci(Hons), RMIT | PhD, University of Melbourne
Dr Gad Abraham received the BAppSci(Hons) in computer science from RMIT University in 2005, and a PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2012. He then began a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Pathology at the University of Melbourne (2012–2015) and later became a group leader and Core Member at the Centre for Systems Genomics, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne (2015–2017). In mid 2017, he joined the Baker Institute as a Group Leader in the Systems Genomics Laboratory.
His main research interest has been the development of genomic (polygenic) risk scores for complex human disease, including coeliac disease and more recently coronary heart disease. Such scores have the potential to stratify individuals by disease risk early in life, better tailoring treatment or lifestyle modifications to individuals, years or decades before disease manifests. He also has an interest in development of computational tools and methods for practical analysis of large genomic and multi-omic datasets.