Asthma Research
Mersha Lab

Mersha Research Lab

Prof. Mersha leads the Population Genetics, Ancestry and Bioinformatics Laboratory (pGAB). His research combines genetic ancestry, bioinformatics, and statistical and functional genomics to unravel genetic and non-genetic contributions to complex diseases in human populations, particularly in allergic disorders. 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.) Ancestry Analysis and Admixture Mapping, 2.) Genome-wide Association Analysis, 3.) RNA-seq Analysis, 4.) Biological Pathways / Networks Analysis, 5.) Multi-Omics Data Integration, 6.) Environmental, Social Determinants and Health Equity.

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Tesfaye Mersha, PhD: 2017 Research Achievement Award

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Tesfaye Mersha, PhD
UC Department of Pediatrics

Member, Division of Asthma Research, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Mailing address:
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
MLC 7037
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Phone: 513-803-2766
Fax: 513-636-1657