Christopher Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine. His research focuses on the genetics of complex human traits such as Asperger syndrome. He has significant experience in the bioinformatic analysis of whole genome DNA sequence data for the identification of the mutations responsible for disease risk. His research has led to significant insights into the functional consequences of regulatory sequence variation in human disease. Over the last two years, he and Dr. Bucan have collaborated on an analysis of bipolar disorder in the Amish that has combined whole genome and transcriptome data along with deep phenotyping.