Speakers: Sharlee Climer, PhD

Sharlee Climer, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Missouri – St. Louis


Dr. Sharlee Climer’s research focuses on combinatorial problems arising in genetics and she has developed models, algorithms, and software which have successfully identified genetic patterns that have been previously overlooked, including a striking genetic anomaly encompassing gephyrin  on human chromosome 14, as well as genetic patterns associated with Alzheimer disease, hypertensive heart disease, psoriasis, vitamin D metabolism, and traits exhibited by various plants. She is currently developing a tool to diagnose Alzheimer disease subtypes from plasma proteins and genetic data.