Christopher Carlson

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention
Associate Member
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Appointed: 2006
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Mailing Address

1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Mail Stop M4-B402
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States


Phone: (206) 667-7034
Fax: (206) 667-7850


Ph.D., Stanford University, Genetics, 2000.
B.A., Pomona College, Molecular Biology, 1992.

Research Interests

  1. Identification and functional dissection of polymorphisms that correlate with common diseases and quantitative traits
  2. Assessing the functional impact of candidate SNPs on a variety of regulatory mechanisms, including promoter function and MrNA structure
  3. High throughput sequencing of the rearranged TCR and BCR repertoire for adaptive immune system profiling in autoimmune disease, infectious disease, and cancer
  4. Exome sequencing and analysis for common complex traits

Additional Experience

Computational Expertise: C++, R statistical language, relational database design, STRUCTURE, PHASE, Polyphred, MEGA2, Arlequin


Recent Publications

Du M, Zhang X, Hoffmeister M, Schoen RE, Baron JA, Berndt SI, Brenner H, Carlson CS, Casey G, Chan AT et al..  2014.  No evidence of gene-calcium interactions from genome-wide analysis of colorectal cancer risk.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 23(12):2971-6. Abstract

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