The Devlin lab has two major foci, the development or refinement of statistical
methods for the analysis of genetic data and the implementation of such methods to
discover the genetic basis of disease and related phenotypes. On the statistical front, our
major efforts involve methods appropriate for large-scale genetic studies, including
association, copy number variants and sequencing. Much of our empirical work targets
such studies, with an emphasis on characterizing the genetic basis of autism spectrum
disorder and schizophrenia.
We have close ties with Kathryn Roeder's group in the Department of Statistics at
Carnegie Mellon University. Devlin and Roeder have a collaborative relationship that has
continued since 1987, when we coauthored our first statistical genetics manuscript, which
was published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics the next year. We hold joint lab
meetings covering both advanced statistical methods and genetics.
Department of Psychiatry and Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh, PA 14213
devlinbj @ upmc.edu