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Marc A. Suchard

Mar Suchard
Professor of Biostatistics, Biomathematics, & Human Genetics


DepartmentsType of Faculty
BiostatisticsJoint Appointment
Contact Information
310.825.0936 & 310.825.7442

AV-633 CHS & 6-558 Gonda

Department of Biostatistics

Department of Human Genetics

UCLA School of Public Health

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Areas of Interest: 

Marc Suchard is helping to develop the nascent field of evolutionary medicine. This field harnesses the power of methods and theory from evolutionary biology to advance our understanding of human disease processes. Just as phylogenetic approaches have stimulated the field of evolution at large, they posses the potential to revolutionize evolutionary medicine, particularly in the study of rapidly evolving pathogens. To bridge the gap between phylogenetics and human-pathogen biology, Dr. Suchard's interests focus on the development of novel reconstruction methods drawing heavily on statistical, mathematical and computation techniques. Some of his current projects involve jointly estimating alignments and phylogenies from molecular sequence data and mapping recombination hot-spots in the HIV genome.

MD Medicine (2004) UCLA
PhD Biomathematics (2002) UCLA