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University of Washington
Box 357371
Seattle, WA 98195-7371
Phone: 206 221-4131


Michael J Bamshad, MD

Genetic Medicine
Human Genetics (Bamshad Lab)
Clinical Genetics
Professional Bio

Mike Bamshad, MD is Professor and Chief of the Division of Genetic Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at UW and Seattle Children’s Hospital and Director of the Center for Clinical Genomics. He holds the Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Chair in Genetics and Development and has been continuously funded for more than 25 years. His research is focused on understanding the impact of population structure and natural selection on human genetic variation, developing innovative ways to discover genetic variants underlying monogenic disorders and complex traits, and testing novel ways to translate genomic advances into practice to advance implementation of precision genetic medicine. He has contributed to the discovery of hundreds of genes for Mendelian conditions, understanding the relationship between genetic ancestry and notions of race, and developed innovative ways to share data (i.e., MyGene2) and manage return of genetic testing results (i.e., My46) from exome and whole genome sequencing in both research and clinical settings. He co-authors a popular textbook entitled Medical Genetics and has recently been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Human Genetics and Genomics Advances.

Research Interests:

Mendelian conditions and complex traits, population and evolutionary genetics