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May E. Montasser, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



MSTF 357

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

Dr. Montasser received her PhD at the Human Genetic Center, University of Texas, School of Public Health, where she also spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow. She then pursued a second postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and joined its Faculty in 2012.


Dr. Montasser is a genetic epidemiologist/statistical geneticist whose major research interest is the genetics of complex disease. She has over 8 years of experience working across the spectrum of human genetics data including family, cohort and case-control studies in ethnically diverse populations, using study designs ranging from linkage and candidate gene association studies to genome wide association and whole exome and whole genome sequencing studies. She has extensive experience with statistical analysis methods and packages, bioinformatics analysis, as well as functional follow up studies that are the current standard in the field. She has collaborated with local, national and international investigators in the cardiometabolic trait space. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

genetic epidemiology , statistical genetics, GWAS, WGS, WES, phenotype-genotype association

Highlighted Publications

Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography