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Dr. Matthew Schu

Matthew Schu

Bioinformatician and Director of the Omics, Epidemiology, and Analytics Program


B.S., Mathematics and Physics (dual major), College of William and Mary, M.S. Ed, Special Education, Simmons College
PhD, Bioinformatics, Boston University


Dr. Matthew Schu is a bioinformatician and Director of the Omics, Epidemiology, and Analytics Program within the GenOmics, Bioinformatics, and Translational Research Center. His areas of expertise include predicting clinical impact of variants of uncertain significance, genetic epidemiology, characterizing genetic risk for complex disease and biomarker discovery for drug responsiveness.  

With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Schu provides expertise in working with other large consortia to aggregate and analyze data collected from multiple sites. This work encompasses coordination of multi-omic data sets including genetic, epigenetic, whole-genome and exome sequencing, microbiome, gene expression, metabolomic, and imaging data to build comprehensive models of disease and human health. In this capacity, Dr. Schu provides bioinformatics pipeline design and implementation, development of statistical models to predict the impact of inherited genetic variants, data management across multi-disciplinary research teams, and database data portal design and implementation.

Dr. Schu has led the development of mapMECFS an online data sharing portal network. He is this mPI of the Myaligic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Data Management Coordinating Center which is funded by National Institutes of Health.

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