Mauricio Carneiro is a computational biologist in the Program in Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute. He works in technology development in the genome sequencing and analysis group, helping to analyze and identify new sequencing technologies before they are adopted by the institute. He also works to improve the methods and tools for dealing with and keeping up with the technologies’ ever-changing data analysis needs.
Carneiro is also developing a new mathematical framework for sequencing small, targeted segments of the genome that will be used by other Broad scientists to validate findings of rare variants in diseases like diabetes, autism, and cancer. His work will increase the use of the Genome Analysis ToolKit (GATK) — a package currently under development by his group — within the Broad and around the world.
Carneiro joined the Broad in December 2010 after completing a Ph.D. in computational biology from Harvard University. He placed first and fourth among South American teams in the International Collegiate Programming Contest of the Association for Computing Machinery in 2003 and 2002, respectively, and received the Programming Excellence Award from the association’s Upsilon Pi Epsilon Society in 2003.Select Publications
Carneiro M, Hartl DL. Colloquium papers: Adaptive landscapes and protein evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jan 26;107 Suppl 1:1747-51. Epub 2009 Sep 30.
Sackton TB, et al. Population genomic inferences from sparse high-throughput sequencing of two populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genome Biol Evol. 2009 Nov 18;1:449-65.