Dr. Tesfaye Mersha is currently an associate professor in human quantitative genetics specializing in asthma and asthma- related traits. His experience encompasses on statistical genetics methodologies and applied genetic data analysis to localize common complex disease genes. Dr. Mersha’s lab long-term goals are to understand and dissect the role of genetic and genetic-modifying causes of asthma and reduce health disparities in children. Current research interests/ approaches of the Mersha Lab include 1.) Admixture Mapping, 2.) Association Mapping, 3.) Gene Expression Analysis, 4.) Biological Pathways / Networks Analysis, 5.) Data Mining and Integration, 6.) Socio-Cultural and Exposure Studies.