Shamil Sunyaev

Shamil Sunyaev, Ph.D.

Shamil Sunyaev

Shamil Sunyaev is an institute member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a professor of biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School. He is also a professor of medicine (genetics) at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. 

Sunyaev is a computational geneticist interested in many aspects of genetic variation from the evolutionary, functional and medical genetics perspectives. Population genetics of human deleterious alleles has been one of his major interests. He leverages large-scale sequencing datasets to study mechanisms of mutagenesis. He also develops computational and statistical methods for sequencing studies and methods for predicting the functional effect of mutations.

Sunyaev obtained a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and completed his postdoctoral training in bioinformatics at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).

March 2023