Gina Peloso, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

PhD, Boston University
MA, Boston University




Gina Peloso, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Prior to joining BU, she was a post-doctoral fellow in Human Genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute. Her primary research focus is statistical genetics. She has contributed to the identification of common genetic variants through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) with complex cardiovascular traits, particularly with plasma lipid levels. She also investigates the role of rare genetic variation using both exome and whole genome sequencing. Her goals for studying genetic variation of blood lipid levels include, first, making insights into the biology behind the traits: What are the underlying causes of high/low lipid levels? Second, to use genetic variants to answer clinically meaningful questions: Can we use genetic variants to predict risk?: Does genetics point to potential therapeutic targets? Finally, to make connections between diseases by shared genetic contributions: What is the relationship between the genetics of blood lipid levels and Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? Gina is an active member in the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium and TOPMed Program, and a lead investigator in the Global Lipid Genetic Consortium (http://lipidgenetics.org/).

Investigator
Framingham Heart Study


Member
Boston University
Genome Science Institute




Using genetic variation to study biology of blood lipids & coronary heart disease
08/01/2021 - 06/30/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
2R01HL127564-05A1

Whole genome sequences in ethically diverse individuals with functional assays and genome editing to characterize the biology of plasma lipids
05/01/2019 - 04/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NHLBI
5R01HL142711-03

Combining experiments of man and nature to target human insulin resistance
02/10/2020 - 12/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, San Diego NIH NIDDK
5R01DK123422-02

Interpersonnel Agreement for Gina Peloso
10/01/2020 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


Contract to support the Division of Population Health and Data Science at the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Informatics Center (MAVERIC)
09/30/2020 - 09/29/2021 (Multi PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David R. Gagnon, MD, PhD
VA Boston Healthcare System


Genetic determinants of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins to disentangle CHD risk
04/15/2018 - 02/28/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5R03HL141439-02

Discovering lipoprotein lipase pathway variants that protect against CHD
02/20/2016 - 11/30/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5K01HL125751-04



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  1. Huffman JE, Butler-Laporte G, Khan A, Pairo-Castineira E, Drivas TG, Peloso GM, Nakanishi T, Ganna A, Verma A, Baillie JK, Kiryluk K, Richards JB, Zeberg H. Multi-ancestry fine mapping implicates OAS1 splicing in risk of severe COVID-19. Nat Genet. 2022 Jan 13. PMID: 35027740
     
  2. Hindy G, Dornbos P, Chaffin MD, Liu DJ, Wang M, Selvaraj MS, Zhang D, Park J, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Antonacci-Fulton L, Ardissino D, Arnett DK, Aslibekyan S, Atzmon G, Ballantyne CM, Barajas-Olmos F, Barzilai N, Becker LC, Bielak LF, Bis JC, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Bonnycastle LL, Bottinger E, Bowden DW, Bown MJ, Brody JA, Broome JG, Burtt NP, Cade BE, Centeno-Cruz F, Chan E, Chang YC, Chen YI, Cheng CY, Choi WJ, Chowdhury R, Contreras-Cubas C, Córdova EJ, Correa A, Cupples LA, Curran JE, Danesh J, de Vries PS, DeFronzo RA, Doddapaneni H, Duggirala R, Dutcher SK, Ellinor PT, Emery LS, Florez JC, Fornage M, Freedman BI, Fuster V, Garay-Sevilla ME, García-Ortiz H, Germer S, Gibbs RA, Gieger C, Glaser B, Gonzalez C, Gonzalez-Villalpando ME, Graff M, Graham SE, Grarup N, Groop LC, Guo X, Gupta N, Han S, Hanis CL, Hansen T, He J, Heard-Costa NL, Hung YJ, Hwang MY, Irvin MR, Islas-Andrade S, Jarvik GP, Kang HM, Kardia SLR, Kelly T, Kenny EE, Khan AT, Kim BJ, Kim RW, Kim YJ, Koistinen HA, Kooperberg C, Kuusisto J, Kwak SH, Laakso M, Lange LA, Lee J, Lee J, Lee S, Lehman DM, Lemaitre RN, Linneberg A, Liu J, Loos RJF, Lubitz SA, Lyssenko V, Ma RCW, Martin LW, Martínez-Hernández A, Mathias RA, McGarvey ST, McPherson R, Meigs JB, Meitinger T, Melander O, Mendoza-Caamal E, Metcalf GA, Mi X, Mohlke KL, Montasser ME, Moon JY, Moreno-Macías H, Morrison AC, Muzny DM, Nelson SC, Nilsson PM, O'Connell JR, Orho-Melander M, Orozco L, Palmer CNA, Palmer ND, Park CJ, Park KS, Pedersen O, Peralta JM, Peyser PA, Post WS, Preuss M, Psaty BM, Qi Q, Rao DC, Redline S, Reiner AP, Revilla-Monsalve C, Rich SS, Samani N, Schunkert H, Schurmann C, Seo D, Seo JS, Sim X, Sladek R, Small KS, So WY, Stilp AM, Tai ES, Tam CHT, Taylor KD, Teo YY, Thameem F, Tomlinson B, Tsai MY, Tuomi T, Tuomilehto J, Tusié-Luna T, Udler MS, van Dam RM, Vasan RS, Viaud Martinez KA, Wang FF, Wang X, Watkins H, Weeks DE, Wilson JG, Witte DR, Wong TY, Yanek LR, Kathiresan S, Rader DJ, Rotter JI, Boehnke M, McCarthy MI, Willer CJ, Natarajan P, Flannick JA, Khera AV, Peloso GM. Rare coding variants in 35 genes associate with circulating lipid levels-A multi-ancestry analysis of 170,000 exomes. Am J Hum Genet. 2022 Jan 06; 109(1):81-96.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34932938
     
  3. Graham SE, Clarke SL, Wu KH, Kanoni S, Zajac GJM, Ramdas S, Surakka I, Ntalla I, Vedantam S, Winkler TW, Locke AE, Marouli E, Hwang MY, Han S, Narita A, Choudhury A, Bentley AR, Ekoru K, Verma A, Trivedi B, Martin HC, Hunt KA, Hui Q, Klarin D, Zhu X, Thorleifsson G, Helgadottir A, Gudbjartsson DF, Holm H, Olafsson I, Akiyama M, Sakaue S, Terao C, Kanai M, Zhou W, Brumpton BM, Rasheed H, Ruotsalainen SE, Havulinna AS, Veturi Y, Feng Q, Rosenthal EA, Lingren T, Pacheco JA, Pendergrass SA, Haessler J, Giulianini F, Bradford Y, Miller JE, Campbell A, Lin K, Millwood IY, Hindy G, Rasheed A, Faul JD, Zhao W, Weir DR, Turman C, Huang H, Graff M, Mahajan A, Brown MR, Zhang W, Yu K, Schmidt EM, Pandit A, Gustafsson S, Yin X, Luan J, Zhao JH, Matsuda F, Jang HM, Yoon K, Medina-Gomez C, Pitsillides A, Hottenga JJ, Willemsen G, Wood AR, Ji Y, Gao Z, Haworth S, Mitchell RE, Chai JF, Aadahl M, Yao J, Manichaikul A, Warren HR, Ramirez J, Bork-Jensen J, Kårhus LL, Goel A, Sabater-Lleal M, Noordam R, Sidore C, Fiorillo E, McDaid AF, Marques-Vidal P, Wielscher M, Trompet S, Sattar N, Møllehave LT, Thuesen BH, Munz M, Zeng L, Huang J, Yang B, Poveda A, Kurbasic A, Lamina C, Forer L, Scholz M, Galesloot TE, Bradfield JP, Daw EW, Zmuda JM, Mitchell JS, Fuchsberger C, Christensen H, Brody JA, Feitosa MF, Wojczynski MK, Preuss M, Mangino M, Christofidou P, Verweij N, Benjamins JW, Engmann J, Kember RL, Slieker RC, Lo KS, Zilhao NR, Le P, Kleber ME, Delgado GE, Huo S, Ikeda DD, Iha H, Yang J, Liu J, Leonard HL, Marten J, Schmidt B, Arendt M, Smyth LJ, Cañadas-Garre M, Wang C, Nakatochi M, Wong A, Hutri-Kähönen N, Sim X, Xia R, Huerta-Chagoya A, Fernandez-Lopez JC, Lyssenko V, Ahmed M, Jackson AU, Irvin MR, Oldmeadow C, Kim HN, Ryu S, Timmers PRHJ, Arbeeva L, Dorajoo R, Lange LA, Chai X, Prasad G, Lorés-Motta L, Pauper M, Long J, Li X, Theusch E, Takeuchi F, Spracklen CN, Loukola A, Bollepalli S, Warner SC, Wang YX, Wei WB, Nutile T, Ruggiero D, Sung YJ, Hung YJ, Chen S, Liu F, Yang J, Kentistou KA, Gorski M, Brumat M, Meidtner K, Bielak LF, Smith JA, Hebbar P, Farmaki AE, Hofer E, Lin M, Xue C, Zhang J, Concas MP, Vaccargiu S, van der Most PJ, Pitkänen N, Cade BE, Lee J, van der Laan SW, Chitrala KN, Weiss S, Zimmermann ME, Lee JY, Choi HS, Nethander M, Freitag-Wolf S, Southam L, Rayner NW, Wang CA, Lin SY, Wang JS, Couture C, Lyytikäinen LP, Nikus K, Cuellar-Partida G, Vestergaard H, Hildalgo B, Giannakopoulou O, Cai Q, Obura MO, van Setten J, Li X, Schwander K, Terzikhan N, Shin JH, Jackson RD, Reiner AP, Martin LW, Chen Z, Li L, Highland HM, Young KL, Kawaguchi T, Thiery J, Bis JC, Nadkarni GN, Launer LJ, Li H, Nalls MA, Raitakari OT, Ichihara S, Wild SH, Nelson CP, Campbell H, Jäger S, Nabika T, Al-Mulla F, Niinikoski H, Braund PS, Kolcic I, Kovacs P, Giardoglou T, Katsuya T, Bhatti KF, de Kleijn D, de Borst GJ, Kim EK, Adams HHH, Ikram MA, Zhu X, Asselbergs FW, Kraaijeveld AO, Beulens JWJ, Shu XO, Rallidis LS, Pedersen O, Hansen T, Mitchell P, Hewitt AW, Kähönen M, Pérusse L, Bouchard C, Tönjes A, Chen YI, Pennell CE, Mori TA, Lieb W, Franke A, Ohlsson C, Mellström D, Cho YS, Lee H, Yuan JM, Koh WP, Rhee SY, Woo JT, Heid IM, Stark KJ, Völzke H, Homuth G, Evans MK, Zonderman AB, Polasek O, Pasterkamp G, Hoefer IE, Redline S, Pahkala K, Oldehinkel AJ, Snieder H, Biino G, Schmidt R, Schmidt H, Chen YE, Bandinelli S, Dedoussis G, Thanaraj TA, Kardia SLR, Kato N, Schulze MB, Girotto G, Jung B, Böger CA, Joshi PK, Bennett DA, De Jager PL, Lu X, Mamakou V, Brown M, Caulfield MJ, Munroe PB, Guo X, Ciullo M, Jonas JB, Samani NJ, Kaprio J, Pajukanta P, Adair LS, Bechayda SA, de Silva HJ, Wickremasinghe AR, Krauss RM, Wu JY, Zheng W, den Hollander AI, Bharadwaj D, Correa A, Wilson JG, Lind L, Heng CK, Nelson AE, Golightly YM, Wilson JF, Penninx B, Kim HL, Attia J, Scott RJ, Rao DC, Arnett DK, Walker M, Koistinen HA, Chandak GR, Yajnik CS, Mercader JM, Tusié-Luna T, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Villalpando CG, Orozco L, Fornage M, Tai ES, van Dam RM, et al. The poweView Related Profiles. PMID: 34887591
     
  4. Rasooly D, Peloso GM. Two-Sample Multivariable Mendelian Randomization Analysis Using R. Curr Protoc. 2021 Dec; 1(12):e335. PMID: 34936225
     
  5. Wang Y, Chen H, Peloso GM, DeStefano AL, Dupuis J. Exploiting family history in aggregation unit-based genetic association tests. Eur J Hum Genet. 2021 Oct 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34690355
     
  6. Stilp AM, Emery LS, Broome JG, Buth EJ, Khan AT, Laurie CA, Wang FF, Wong Q, Chen D, D'Augustine CM, Heard-Costa NL, Hohensee CR, Johnson WC, Juarez LD, Liu J, Mutalik KM, Raffield LM, Wiggins KL, de Vries PS, Kelly TN, Kooperberg C, Natarajan P, Peloso GM, Peyser PA, Reiner AP, Arnett DK, Aslibekyan S, Barnes KC, Bielak LF, Bis JC, Cade BE, Chen MH, Correa A, Cupples LA, de Andrade M, Ellinor PT, Fornage M, Franceschini N, Gan W, Ganesh SK, Graffelman J, Grove ML, Guo X, Hawley NL, Hsu WL, Jackson RD, Jaquish CE, Johnson AD, Kardia SLR, Kelly S, Lee J, Mathias RA, McGarvey ST, Mitchell BD, Montasser ME, Morrison AC, North KE, Nouraie SM, Oelsner EC, Pankratz N, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Smith JA, Taylor KD, Vasan RS, Weeks DE, Weiss ST, Wilson CG, Yanek LR, Psaty BM, Heckbert SR, Laurie CC. A System for Phenotype Harmonization in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Program. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 10 01; 190(10):1977-1992.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33861317; PMCID: PMC8485147; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab115;
     
  7. Haslam DE, Peloso GM, Guirette M, Imamura F, Bartz TM, Pitsillides AN, Wang CA, Li-Gao R, Westra JM, Pitkänen N, Young KL, Graff M, Wood AC, Braun KVE, Luan J, Kähönen M, Kiefte-de Jong JC, Ghanbari M, Tintle N, Lemaitre RN, Mook-Kanamori DO, North K, Helminen M, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Snetselaar L, Martin LW, Viikari JS, Oddy WH, Pennell CE, Rosendall FR, Ikram MA, Uitterlinden AG, Psaty BM, Mozaffarian D, Rotter JI, Taylor KD, Lehtimäki T, Raitakari OT, Livingston KA, Voortman T, Forouhi NG, Wareham NJ, de Mutsert R, Rich SS, Manson JE, Mora S, Ridker PM, Merino J, Meigs JB, Dashti HS, Chasman DI, Lichtenstein AH, Smith CE, Dupuis J, Herman MA, McKeown NM. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption May Modify Associations Between Genetic Variants in the CHREBP (Carbohydrate Responsive Element Binding Protein) Locus and HDL-C (High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol) and Triglyceride Concentrations. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2021 08; 14(4):e003288.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34270325; PMCID: PMC8373451; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.120.003288;
     
  8. Kwong AM, Blackwell TW, LeFaive J, de Andrade M, Barnard J, Barnes KC, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Burchard EG, Cade BE, Chasman DI, Chen H, Conomos MP, Cupples LA, Ellinor PT, Eng C, Gao Y, Guo X, Irvin MR, Kelly TN, Kim W, Kooperberg C, Lubitz SA, Mak ACY, Manichaikul AW, Mathias RA, Montasser ME, Montgomery CG, Musani S, Palmer ND, Peloso GM, Qiao D, Reiner AP, Roden DM, Shoemaker MB, Smith JA, Smith NL, Su JL, Tiwari HK, Weeks DE, Weiss ST, Scott LJ, Smith AV, Abecasis GR, Boehnke M, Kang HM. Robust, flexible, and scalable tests for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium across diverse ancestries. Genetics. 2021 05 17; 218(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33720349; PMCID: PMC8128395; DOI: 10.1093/genetics/iyab044;
     
  9. Natarajan P, Pampana A, Graham SE, Ruotsalainen SE, Perry JA, de Vries PS, Broome JG, Pirruccello JP, Honigberg MC, Aragam K, Wolford B, Brody JA, Antonacci-Fulton L, Arden M, Aslibekyan S, Assimes TL, Ballantyne CM, Bielak LF, Bis JC, Cade BE, Do R, Doddapaneni H, Emery LS, Hung YJ, Irvin MR, Khan AT, Lange L, Lee J, Lemaitre RN, Martin LW, Metcalf G, Montasser ME, Moon JY, Muzny D, O'Connell JR, Palmer ND, Peralta JM, Peyser PA, Stilp AM, Tsai M, Wang FF, Weeks DE, Yanek LR, Wilson JG, Abecasis G, Arnett DK, Becker LC, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Bowden DW, Chang YC, Chen YI, Choi WJ, Correa A, Curran JE, Daly MJ, Dutcher SK, Ellinor PT, Fornage M, Freedman BI, Gabriel S, Germer S, Gibbs RA, He J, Hveem K, Jarvik GP, Kaplan RC, Kardia SLR, Kenny E, Kim RW, Kooperberg C, Laurie CC, Lee S, Lloyd-Jones DM, Loos RJF, Lubitz SA, Mathias RA, Martinez KAV, McGarvey ST, Mitchell BD, Nickerson DA, North KE, Palotie A, Park CJ, Psaty BM, Rao DC, Redline S, Reiner AP, Seo D, Seo JS, Smith AV, Tracy RP, Vasan RS, Kathiresan S, Cupples LA, Rotter JI, Morrison AC, Rich SS, Ripatti S, Willer C, Peloso GM. Chromosome Xq23 is associated with lower atherogenic lipid concentrations and favorable cardiometabolic indices. Nat Commun. 2021 04 12; 12(1):2182.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33846329; PMCID: PMC8042019; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-22339-1;
     
  10. Huffman J, Butler-Laporte G, Khan A, Drivas TG, Peloso GM, Nakanishi T, Verma A, Kiryluk K, Richards JB, Zeberg H. Alternative splicing of OAS1 alters the risk for severe COVID-19. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 25. PMID: 33791713; PMCID: PMC8010745; DOI: 10.1101/2021.03.20.21254005;
     
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Bar chart showing 114 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2016

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201619
201710
201813
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Risk Factors
Biostatistics
Human Genetics
Statistical Genetics
Statistical Data Analyses
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