Myers Lab

We develop and apply high-throughput DNA sequencing and analysis technologies to study the genetics and genomics of human biology and disease.

Disease-Related Research


The Myers Lab is at the forefront of basic and clinical investigations into human biology and disease. Using cutting-edge genomic technologies and high-throughput next-generation sequencing, we are advancing understanding of gene regulatory systems and how these mechanisms are altered during inception and progression of human disease. One facet of our laboratory is technological development, in which we create innovative techniques to examine molecular entities both individually and genome-wide. We are active members of the ENCylopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Consortium, producing genome-wide measurements of gene expression, transcription factor binding, and DNA methylation to identify and characterize functional elements within the human genome. We are also comprised of an experienced team of computational biologists that analyze large datasets effectively using the latest developments in analytical tools. Through our application of these genomic resources, we are enhancing our understanding of the biology of human disease and discovering clinically translatable genomic signatures that may impact the diagnosis and treatment of patients.


The Myers Lab is supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (P30CA013148,P50GM115279, R01CA200653, R01MH110472, U01HG007301, U01MH105653, UL1TR001417, and UM1HG009411), the CHDI Foundation, Inc. (A-11369), the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Fund LLC, and the Daniel Foundation. The content of this website is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsors.

Lab Members


Amelia Denslow

Executive Assistant

Ashlyn Anderson

Computational Biologist I

Laurel Brandsmeier

Research Associate III

Amy Cox

Research Associate II

Sophie Guo


Ben Henderson

Senior Scientist

Rashmi Jain

Research Associate I

Matthew Knuesel

Senior Scientist
Jacob Loupe, PhD

Jacob Loupe

Senior Scientist

Sarah Meadows

Research Associate IV

Kim Newberry

Research Associate III

Scott Newberry

Director of Software Engineering

Ivan Rodriguez Nunez

Senior Scientist

Chris Partridge

Senior Scientist

Brian Roberts

Senior Scientist

Marshae Scott


Katie Trausch-Lowther

Research Associate I

Former Lab Members and Trainees

Devin Absher
Joy Agee
Peter Allen
Michelle Amaral
Anita Bansal
Kevin Bowling
Alayne Brunner
Laura Bull
Margit Burmeister
Amanda Casto
Surya Chetri
Nick Cochran
Patrick Collins
Sara Cooper
Roshan Darji
Natalie Davis
Kenny Day
Ursula Edman
Krysta Engel
Jian-Bing Fan
Shelley Force Alred
Shirin Ford
Karin Gaensler
Pablo Garcia
Sarah Garcia
Jay Gertz
Richard Goold
Jane Grimwood
Grant Hartzog

Carlo Iannicola
Preti Jain
Rosalind John
Dave Johnson
Chris Karlovich
Ingrid Keseler
Melin Khandekar
Marie Kirby
Yuya Kobayashi
Evonne Leeper
Jun Li
Zhen Li
Brittany Lasseigne
Shelby Lauzon
Mark Mackiewicz
Simone Marticke
Susan Masters
Megan McEown
Luke Messer
Dianna Moore
Bella Moyers
Mike Muratet
Norma Neff
Rosie Nguyen
James Noonan
Robert Otillar
Flo Pauli Behn
Emily Pauli
Len Pennacchio
Andy Peterson

Catrin Pritchard
John Quackenbush
Tim Reddy
Ryne Ramaker
Lindsay Rizzardi
Brianne Rogers
Emily Ross
Dan Savic
Jeremy Schmutz
Diane Schroeder
Jin Shang
Peggy Shelbourne
Rebekka Sprouse
Dmytro Starenki
Nancy Stone
Sarah Strange
Anne Strehlow
Laura Stuve
Holly Tabor
Nathan Trinklein
Martine Usdin
Katherine Varley
Kelly Williams
Virginia Willour
Spencer Yost
Fan Zhang
Jie Zhang
Ning Zhu
Jian Zuo