Luke O’Connor, Ph.D.
Luke Jen O’Connor is an associate member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a member of the faculty in the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics. He develops statistical methods to explore the genetic basis of common disease, integrating data from multiple phenotypes, from common and rare genetic variants, and from diverse populations. He conducts research within the Medical and Population Genetics Program.
O’Connor earned his Ph.D. in biomedical informatics from Harvard University. He also holds a B.A. in mathematics from Harvard College. During his Ph.D. research with Alkes Price at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, he developed statistical methods to study causality and studied the impact of natural selection on genetic architecture. From 2019 to 2023, he was a Schmidt Fellow at the Broad Institute.