The theme of the Ritchie Lab is the development of methodologies, tools, and analysis strategies toward improving our understanding of the genetic architecture of complex traits. We pursue this through a combination of methodology projects and applied projects that work in synchrony such that challenges brought about by real data analysis applications drive the methodologies that we develop.
Our ultimate goals are to :
- Develop diagnostic predictors of disease.
- Learn new biology to better understand disease ecology and treatment.
- Determine genetic and enviornmental risk factors that can be altered for disease prevention.