Janet Sinsheimer


  • PhD, Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1994
  • MS, Biomathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1988
  • MA, Biochemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1985
  • ScB, Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1979

Areas of Interest

My research interests are in the statistical modeling of genetic and evolutionary data. In particular, I have been interested in the inference of evolutionary relationships using nucleotide sequence data and in statistical methods for locating disease genes.

Selected Publications

  • Biostat M272: Theoretical Genetic Modeling
  • Biostat M237: Applied Genetic Modeling

Selected Publications

  • Dissecting prenatal, postnatal, and inherited effects: ART and design. J. J. Zhou, S. Pelka, K. Lange, C. G. Palmer, J. S. Sinsheimer. Genet Epidemiol. 35:437-46. (2011)

  • Comparative analysis of proteome and transcriptome variation in mouse. A. Ghazalpour, B. Bennett, V. A. Petyuk, L. Orozco, R. Hagopian, I. N. Mungrue, C. R. Farber, J. Sinsheimer, H. M. Kang, N. Furlotte, C. C. Park, P. Z. Wen, H. Brewer, K. Weitz, D. G. Camp 2nd, C. Pan, R. Yordanova, I. Neuhaus, C. Tilford, N. Siemers, P. Gargalovic, E. Eskin, T. Kirchgessner, D. J. Smith, R. D. Smith, A. J. Lusis. PLoS Genet. 7:e1001393. (2011)

  • Detection of Intergenerational Genetic Effects with Application to HLA-B Matching as a Risk Factor for Schizophrenia. E. J. Childs, E. M. Sobel, C. G. S. Palmer, J. S. Sinsheimer. Human Heredity 72:161-72 (2011)

  • Extinction models for cancer stem cell therapy. M. Sehl, H. Zhou, J. S. Sinsheimer, K. L. Lange. Math Biosci. 234:132-46 (2011)

  • Female mate preference explains countergradient variation in the sexual coloration of guppies (Poecilia reticulata). K. A. Deere, G. F. Grether, A. Sun, J. S. Sinsheimer. Proc Biol Sci. 279:1684-90 (2012)

  • Effect of Pre-test Genetic Counseling for Deaf Adults on Knowledge of Genetic Testing. E. E. Baldwin, P. Boudreault, M. Fox, J. S. Sinsheimer, C. G. Palmer. J Genet Couns. 21:256-72 (2012)

  • QTL Association Mapping by Imputation of Strain Origins in Multifounder Crosses. J. J. Zhou, A. Ghazalpour, E. M. Sobel, J. S. Sinsheimer, K. Lange. Genetics 190:459-73 (2012).

  • Does history repeat itself? Wavelets and the phylodynamics of influenza A. J. A. Tom, J. S. Sinsheimer, M. A. Suchard. Mol Biol Evol. 29:1367-77 (2012).

  • Rooting Gene Trees Without Outgroups: Ep Rooting. J. S. Sinsheimer, R. J. Little, J. A. Lake, Genome Biol Evol. 2012 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]