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Dr Gad Abraham

BAppSci(Hons), RMIT | PhD, University of Melbourne

Dr Gad Abraham

Group Leader: Systems Genomics

NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow

+61 3 8532 1111

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.

Achievements

  • NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2015–2019)
  • University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher grant (2015)
  • University of Melbourne Cardiovascular Emerging Investigators Awards (2015)
  • Promega Student Award, Lorne Genome Conference (2011)
  • Google Industry Award for top CS&IT Honours Student, RMIT University (2005)

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