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Assistant Professor, Computational Medicine and Genetics

Research Interests

Key Words:  Animal Models of Disease, Complex Traits,  Gene Networks, Epigenetics, and Cardiovascular disease

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My research focuses on using model organism populations to study cardiovascular disease.  I obtained my PhD in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA, where I began working with the Hybrid Mouse Diversity Panel to study the genetics underlying heart failure.  In my postdoc, I expanded into studying the epigenome and developing new co-expression network algorithms to study the concerted effects of multiple genes on phenotypes relating to cardiovascular disorders.  I am excited to be at UNC, one of the best places in the world for mouse genetics and continue my work applying bioinformatic techniques in these populations as well as pursuing several candidate genes through collaborative efforts.

Christoph Rau CV

Mentor Training:

  • DEI Certificate
  • DEI Program Part 1 – Unconscious Bias
  • DEI Program Part 2 – Respecting All
  • Faculty Mentoring Workshop for Biomedical Researchers
  • OGE Mentoring Workshop
  • Safe Zone

Training Program Affiliations:

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Pathobiology & Translational Sciences


Christoph Rau in UNC Genetics News

Christoph Rau