Jake Byrnes

Jake Byrnes

Population Genomics Senior Analyst at Ancestry.com

San Francisco Bay Area

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Jake Byrnes's Overview

  • Population Genomics Senior Analyst at Ancestry.com at Ancestry.com
  • St. Pius X

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Jake Byrnes' Summary

I am trained to use statistical analysis to tackle large scale genetics and genomics problems.

Jake Byrnes' Experience

Population Genomics Senior Analyst at Ancestry.com


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; ACOM; Internet industry

October 2011Present (3 years) San Francisco Bay Area

Population Genetics, Evolutionary Genomics, Ancestry, Ethnicity

Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Genetics

Stanford University School of Medicine

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010September 2011 (1 year 2 months)

Local ancestry analysis for admixed populations. Inference of population history from genetic data for 1000 Genomes samples from Puerto Rico. Algorithm development for admixture deconvolution methods.

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Biotechnology industry

20082010 (2 years)

GWAS and fine-mapping of disease associations.

Jake Byrnes' Projects

  • AncestryDNA

    • May 2012 to Present
    Team Members: Jake Byrnes, , Ben Oyler, Kenny Freestone, Greg Burgess, Josh Callaway, Elliot Smith, Doug Earl, Dmitri Slinkov, Austin Adamson, Stephen Baloglu

    AncestryDNA delivers personalized details about each participant's unique ethnic origins and genetic matches. Site launched in May 2012.

Jake Byrnes' Skills & Expertise

  1. Population Genetics
  2. Molecular Evolution
  3. Statistical Modeling
  4. Genomics
  5. Bioinformatics
  6. Computational Biology
  7. Genetics
  8. R
  9. Human Genetics
  10. Sequencing
  11. DNA sequencing
  12. Molecular Biology
  13. Molecular Genetics
  14. Sequence Analysis
  15. Lifesciences
  16. Statistics
  17. Biostatistics
  18. Science
  19. DNA
  20. Machine Learning
  21. Scientific Writing
  22. Evolutionary Biology

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Jake Byrnes' Education

University of Chicago

Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution


University of Chicago

M.S., Statistics


New College of Florida

B.A., Mathematics and Biology


St. Pius X


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