Abhishek Choudhary

Abhishek Choudhary, Ph.D.

Abhishek Choudhary

Abhishek Choudhary is the computational scientist for GTEx and dGTEx within the Program in Medical and Population Genetics (MPG) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. An applied mathematician and computer scientist by training, he currently leads the mathematical and statistical analyses of developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression project. The project is an NIH undertaking to map and study the gene expression and regulation across multiple tissues during the pediatric period, to understand normal development and to provide insights into disease processes that have origins in childhood development.

Choudhary joined Broad in December of 2022 to continue his research in the field of genetics. After his doctoral work in mathematical modeling of cellular biological processes, he made a transition to healthcare and medicine and joined Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) as a researcher. At HSDM, he worked on a number of projects on global and community health with a focus on dental medicine, and contributed to proving the link between oral and overall health. His first foray into genomics came with a postdoctoral position at deCODE Genetics (part of Amgen Pharmaceuticals and a world leader in genome-wide association studies) in Iceland, where he developed a proteomics-based framework to establish the effects of a PCK9 inhibitor drug towards lowering LDL cholesterol levels in patients with elevated cardiovascular risk. He also helped build a model for predicting future cardiovascular disease events using protein levels at early time points in the course of disease.

Choudhary earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), New York. His undergraduate alma mater is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in India.

Contact Abhishek Choudhary via email at abhich@broadinstitute.org.


April 2023