Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Computational Genetics

Andrew Nato

Alejandro Q. Nato, Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

Mailing Address:
1700 Third Ave (BBSC 336M)
Huntington, WV 25703


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Tel: (304) 696-3562 | Fax: (304) 696-7253 | nato at marshall dot edu

I am interested in identifying candidate genes for complex diseases. I am the Assistant Director of the Marshall University (MU) Data Science Core Facility (formerly Bioinformatics Core) and the WV-INBRE Data Science Core.

I was a Senior Fellow in Dr. Ellen M. Wijsman's Statistical Genetics Laboratory at the University of Washington and was a Postdoctoral Associate for the Coordinating Center of the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study. Before admission to the Rutgers University (RU) - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Joint Doctoral Programs in Molecular Biosciences (now Rutgers Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences), I worked at the Health Physics Research Section of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute as a Science Research Specialist where I was involved in projects on molecular biology, radiation biochemistry, and environmental radioactivity. My B.S. and M.S. degrees in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology were granted by the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the University of the Philippines. I have a Certificate of Concentration in Bioinformatics from UMDNJ. I earned my Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics / Computational Genetics in the lab of Dr. Tara C. Matise.

Pubmed link to list of my publications.