Po-Ru Loh

Po-Ru Loh

Research Fellow

Department of Epidemiology

Building II, Room 209
655 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-432-6848

I joined HSPH’s Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics in 2013 as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Alkes Price.  I received my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and my B.S. in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology.  My research at HSPH focuses on the development of methods to compute mixed model association statistics, with goals of (1) reducing computational time and (2) increasing statistical power by modeling non-infinitesimal genetic architectures.  I am also interested in extending variance component techniques to efficiently estimate heritability of complex traits and to perform multi-ethnic and multi-trait modeling.