Erik Corona

I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University from the Biomedical Informatics program. I am currently Director of Data Science Research for a company involved in analyaizing "Big Data" in the Washington, D.C. region.

See my Curriculum Vitae. Genetics lovers, follow me on Twitter.

Research and Projects

Here are some of the research and projects I've enjoyed working on:
  • Identified novel deletion polymorphisms using haplotypes in human genotype data.
  • Found signals of selection within the genetics of complex disease. Discovered Type 1 Diabetes is under strong positive selection towards increased risk.
  • Created visualizations to map genetic risk of disease across the world (geographically and in the context of human population relationships). Check them out.
  • Mentored high school students underrepresented in science independendtly and as part of the MVLA scholars program.
  • Found that genetic risk of Type 2 Diabetes decreases steadily with migration starting in Africa and extending to Asia (West to East migration). See for yourself.
  • Systematically probing for selection signatures in infectious disease.

See Curriculum Vitae for full information.


I like to explore San Francisco and sample weird (what some may call gross) food.

Here I am eating some delicious pig ears. YUM!

Wine tasting tour of Napa Valley with Stacy Bennett.

Contact Information

I leave you with the following quote by evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky:

"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution."