Tarjinder (TJ) Singh, Ph.D.
I am an Assistant Professor of Computational and Statistical Genomics at Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) and an associate faculty member at the New York Genome Center (NYGC). I also have an interdisciplinary appointment at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Mathematics, and Economics at Williams College in 2012. I completed my graduate studies at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute with Dr. Jeffrey Barrett in 2016. I continued his training at the Analytical and Translational Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. with Dr. Mark Daly and Dr. Benjamin Neale as a post-doctoral fellow (2017 - 2020) and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School (2020 - 2022).
As part of global collaborative efforts, I have analyzed large-scale sequence data to identify protein-coding variants in individual genes that confer substantial risk for psychiatric disorders. I am interested in using genome sequencing as a foundational tool to understand the etiology of mental illnesses.