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Elaine Lim PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentMolecular, Cell and Cancer Biology
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    National University of Singapore, Singapore, , SingaporeBSComputer Sciences
    Harvard University, BostonPhDGenetics and Genomics
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, , SingaporeMSBioinformatics
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United StatesPHDGenetics & Genomics

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    Rotation projects are designed to aim to train students in both computational genetics/genomics and experimental technologies such as brain organoids. Please contact me via email to discuss.


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    1. Lim ET, Chan Y, Dawes P, Guo X, Erdin S, Tai DJC, Liu S, Reichert JM, Burns MJ, Chan YK, Chiang JJ, Meyer K, Zhang X, Walsh CA, Yankner BA, Raychaudhuri S, Hirschhorn JN, Gusella JF, Talkowski ME, Church GM. Orgo-Seq integrates single-cell and bulk transcriptomic data to identify cell type specific-driver genes associated with autism spectrum disorder. Nat Commun. 2022 06 10; 13(1):3243. PMID: 35688811.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    2. Akter H, Hossain MS, Dity NJ, Rahaman MA, Furkan Uddin KM, Nassir N, Begum G, Hameid RA, Islam MS, Tusty TA, Basiruzzaman M, Sarkar S, Islam M, Jahan S, Lim ET, Woodbury-Smith M, Stavropoulos DJ, O'Rielly DD, Berdeiv BK, Nurun Nabi AHM, Ahsan MN, Scherer SW, Uddin M. Whole exome sequencing uncovered highly penetrant recessive mutations for a spectrum of rare genetic pediatric diseases in Bangladesh. NPJ Genom Med. 2021 Feb 16; 6(1):14. PMID: 33594065.
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    3. Chan YK, Wang SK, Chu CJ, Copland DA, Letizia AJ, Costa Verdera H, Chiang JJ, Sethi M, Wang MK, Neidermyer WJ, Chan Y, Lim ET, Graveline AR, Sanchez M, Boyd RF, Vihtelic TS, Inciong RGCO, Slain JM, Alphonse PJ, Xue Y, Robinson-McCarthy LR, Tam JM, Jabbar MH, Sahu B, Adeniran JF, Muhuri M, Tai PWL, Xie J, Krause TB, Vernet A, Pezone M, Xiao R, Liu T, Wang W, Kaplan HJ, Gao G, Dick AD, Mingozzi F, McCall MA, Cepko CL, Church GM. Engineering adeno-associated viral vectors to evade innate immune and inflammatory responses. Sci Transl Med. 2021 02 10; 13(580). PMID: 33568518.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Lim ET, Uddin M, De Rubeis S, Chan Y, Kamumbu AS, Zhang X, D'Gama AM, Kim SN, Hill RS, Goldberg AP, Poultney C, Minshew NJ, Kushima I, Aleksic B, Ozaki N, Parellada M, Arango C, Penzol MJ, Carracedo A, Kolevzon A, Hultman CM, Weiss LA, Fromer M, Chiocchetti AG, Freitag CM, Church GM, Scherer SW, Buxbaum JD, Walsh CA. Publisher Correction: Rates, distribution and implications of postzygotic mosaic mutations in autism spectrum disorder. Nat Neurosci. 2020 Sep; 23(9):1176. PMID: 32665711.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    5. Doan RN, Lim ET, De Rubeis S, Betancur C, Cutler DJ, Chiocchetti AG, Overman LM, Soucy A, Goetze S, Freitag CM, Daly MJ, Walsh CA, Buxbaum JD, Yu TW. Recessive gene disruptions in autism spectrum disorder. Nat Genet. 2019 07; 51(7):1092-1098. PMID: 31209396.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Ulirsch JC, Verboon JM, Kazerounian S, Guo MH, Yuan D, Ludwig LS, Handsaker RE, Abdulhay NJ, Fiorini C, Genovese G, Lim ET, Cheng A, Cummings BB, Chao KR, Beggs AH, Genetti CA, Sieff CA, Newburger PE, Niewiadomska E, Matysiak M, Vlachos A, Lipton JM, Atsidaftos E, Glader B, Narla A, Gleizes PE, O'Donohue MF, Montel-Lehry N, Amor DJ, McCarroll SA, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Gupta N, Gabriel SB, MacArthur DG, Lander ES, Lek M, Da Costa L, Nathan DG, Korostelev AA, Do R, Sankaran VG, Gazda HT. The Genetic Landscape of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Feb 07; 104(2):356. PMID: 30735661.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    
    7. Meyer K, Feldman HM, Lu T, Drake D, Lim ET, Ling KH, Bishop NA, Pan Y, Seo J, Lin YT, Su SC, Church GM, Tsai LH, Yankner BA. REST and Neural Gene Network Dysregulation in iPSC Models of Alzheimer's Disease. Cell Rep. 2019 01 29; 26(5):1112-1127.e9. PMID: 30699343.
      Citations: 67     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Ulirsch JC, Verboon JM, Kazerounian S, Guo MH, Yuan D, Ludwig LS, Handsaker RE, Abdulhay NJ, Fiorini C, Genovese G, Lim ET, Cheng A, Cummings BB, Chao KR, Beggs AH, Genetti CA, Sieff CA, Newburger PE, Niewiadomska E, Matysiak M, Vlachos A, Lipton JM, Atsidaftos E, Glader B, Narla A, Gleizes PE, O'Donohue MF, Montel-Lehry N, Amor DJ, McCarroll SA, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Gupta N, Gabriel SB, MacArthur DG, Lander ES, Lek M, Da Costa L, Nathan DG, Korostelev AA, Do R, Sankaran VG, Gazda HT. The Genetic Landscape of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 12 06; 103(6):930-947. PMID: 30503522.
      Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Coulter ME, Dorobantu CM, Lodewijk GA, Delalande F, Cianferani S, Ganesh VS, Smith RS, Lim ET, Xu CS, Pang S, Wong ET, Lidov HGW, Calicchio ML, Yang E, Gonzalez DM, Schlaeger TM, Mochida GH, Hess H, Lee WA, Lehtinen MK, Kirchhausen T, Haussler D, Jacobs FMJ, Gaudin R, Walsh CA. The ESCRT-III Protein CHMP1A Mediates Secretion of Sonic Hedgehog on a Distinctive Subtype of Extracellular Vesicles. Cell Rep. 2018 07 24; 24(4):973-986.e8. PMID: 30044992.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    10. Yeo NC, Chavez A, Lance-Byrne A, Chan Y, Menn D, Milanova D, Kuo CC, Guo X, Sharma S, Tung A, Cecchi RJ, Tuttle M, Pradhan S, Lim ET, Davidsohn N, Ebrahimkhani MR, Collins JJ, Lewis NE, Kiani S, Church GM. An enhanced CRISPR repressor for targeted mammalian gene regulation. Nat Methods. 2018 08; 15(8):611-616. PMID: 30013045.
      Citations: 105     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. Chan Y, Chan YK, Goodman DB, Guo X, Chavez A, Lim ET, Church GM. Enabling multiplexed testing of pooled donor cells through whole-genome sequencing. Genome Med. 2018 04 19; 10(1):31. PMID: 29673390.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Lim ET, Uddin M, De Rubeis S, Chan Y, Kamumbu AS, Zhang X, D'Gama AM, Kim SN, Hill RS, Goldberg AP, Poultney C, Minshew NJ, Kushima I, Aleksic B, Ozaki N, Parellada M, Arango C, Penzol MJ, Carracedo A, Kolevzon A, Hultman CM, Weiss LA, Fromer M, Chiocchetti AG, Freitag CM, Church GM, Scherer SW, Buxbaum JD, Walsh CA. Rates, distribution and implications of postzygotic mosaic mutations in autism spectrum disorder. Nat Neurosci. 2017 09; 20(9):1217-1224. PMID: 28714951.
      Citations: 112     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. Chan Y, Tung M, Garruss AS, Zaranek SW, Chan YK, Lunshof JE, Zaranek AW, Ball MP, Chou MF, Lim ET, Church GM. An unbiased index to quantify participant's phenotypic contribution to an open-access cohort. Sci Rep. 2017 04 07; 7:46148. PMID: 28387241.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Zhang WC, Chin TM, Yang H, Nga ME, Lunny DP, Lim EK, Sun LL, Pang YH, Leow YN, Malusay SR, Lim PX, Lee JZ, Tan BJ, Shyh-Chang N, Lim EH, Lim WT, Tan DS, Tan EH, Tai BC, Soo RA, Tam WL, Lim B. Tumour-initiating cell-specific miR-1246 and miR-1290 expression converge to promote non-small cell lung cancer progression. Nat Commun. 2016 06 21; 7:11702. PMID: 27325363.
      Citations: 96     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    15. Chan Y, Salem RM, Hsu YH, McMahon G, Pers TH, Vedantam S, Esko T, Guo MH, Lim ET, Franke L, Smith GD, Strachan DP, Hirschhorn JN. Genome-wide Analysis of Body Proportion Classifies Height-Associated Variants by Mechanism of Action and Implicates Genes Important for Skeletal Development. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 May 07; 96(5):695-708. PMID: 25865494.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Ruderfer DM, Lim ET, Genovese G, Moran JL, Hultman CM, Sullivan PF, McCarroll SA, Holmans P, Sklar P, Purcell SM. No evidence for rare recessive and compound heterozygous disruptive variants in schizophrenia. Eur J Hum Genet. 2015 Apr; 23(4):555-7. PMID: 25370044.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Lim ET, Liu YP, Chan Y, Tiinamaija T, Käräjämäki A, Madsen E, Altshuler DM, Raychaudhuri S, Groop L, Flannick J, Hirschhorn JN, Katsanis N, Daly MJ. A novel test for recessive contributions to complex diseases implicates Bardet-Biedl syndrome gene BBS10 in idiopathic type 2 diabetes and obesity. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Nov 06; 95(5):509-20. PMID: 25439097.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    18. Lim ET, Würtz P, Havulinna AS, Palta P, Tukiainen T, Rehnström K, Esko T, Mägi R, Inouye M, Lappalainen T, Chan Y, Salem RM, Lek M, Flannick J, Sim X, Manning A, Ladenvall C, Bumpstead S, Hämäläinen E, Aalto K, Maksimow M, Salmi M, Blankenberg S, Ardissino D, Shah S, Horne B, McPherson R, Hovingh GK, Reilly MP, Watkins H, Goel A, Farrall M, Girelli D, Reiner AP, Stitziel NO, Kathiresan S, Gabriel S, Barrett JC, Lehtimäki T, Laakso M, Groop L, Kaprio J, Perola M, McCarthy MI, Boehnke M, Altshuler DM, Lindgren CM, Hirschhorn JN, Metspalu A, Freimer NB, Zeller T, Jalkanen S, Koskinen S, Raitakari O, Durbin R, MacArthur DG, Salomaa V, Ripatti S, Daly MJ, Palotie A. Distribution and medical impact of loss-of-function variants in the Finnish founder population. PLoS Genet. 2014 Jul; 10(7):e1004494. PMID: 25078778.
      Citations: 169     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Chan Y, Lim ET, Sandholm N, Wang SR, McKnight AJ, Ripke S, Daly MJ, Neale BM, Salem RM, Hirschhorn JN. An excess of risk-increasing low-frequency variants can be a signal of polygenic inheritance in complex diseases. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Mar 06; 94(3):437-52. PMID: 24607388.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. He X, Sanders SJ, Liu L, De Rubeis S, Lim ET, Sutcliffe JS, Schellenberg GD, Gibbs RA, Daly MJ, Buxbaum JD, State MW, Devlin B, Roeder K. Integrated model of de novo and inherited genetic variants yields greater power to identify risk genes. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(8):e1003671. PMID: 23966865.
      Citations: 110     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Mannstadt M, Harris M, Bravenboer B, Chitturi S, Dreijerink KM, Lambright DG, Lim ET, Daly MJ, Gabriel S, Jüppner H. Germline mutations affecting G?11 in hypoparathyroidism. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 27; 368(26):2532-4. PMID: 23802536.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Margolin DH, Kousi M, Chan YM, Lim ET, Schmahmann JD, Hadjivassiliou M, Hall JE, Adam I, Dwyer A, Plummer L, Aldrin SV, O'Rourke J, Kirby A, Lage K, Milunsky A, Milunsky JM, Chan J, Hedley-Whyte ET, Daly MJ, Katsanis N, Seminara SB. Ataxia, dementia, and hypogonadotropism caused by disordered ubiquitination. N Engl J Med. 2013 May 23; 368(21):1992-2003. PMID: 23656588.
      Citations: 95     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    23. Liu L, Sabo A, Neale BM, Nagaswamy U, Stevens C, Lim E, Bodea CA, Muzny D, Reid JG, Banks E, Coon H, Depristo M, Dinh H, Fennel T, Flannick J, Gabriel S, Garimella K, Gross S, Hawes A, Lewis L, Makarov V, Maguire J, Newsham I, Poplin R, Ripke S, Shakir K, Samocha KE, Wu Y, Boerwinkle E, Buxbaum JD, Cook EH, Devlin B, Schellenberg GD, Sutcliffe JS, Daly MJ, Gibbs RA, Roeder K. Analysis of rare, exonic variation amongst subjects with autism spectrum disorders and population controls. PLoS Genet. 2013 Apr; 9(4):e1003443. PMID: 23593035.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Yu TW, Chahrour MH, Coulter ME, Jiralerspong S, Okamura-Ikeda K, Ataman B, Schmitz-Abe K, Harmin DA, Adli M, Malik AN, D'Gama AM, Lim ET, Sanders SJ, Mochida GH, Partlow JN, Sunu CM, Felie JM, Rodriguez J, Nasir RH, Ware J, Joseph RM, Hill RS, Kwan BY, Al-Saffar M, Mukaddes NM, Hashmi A, Balkhy S, Gascon GG, Hisama FM, LeClair E, Poduri A, Oner O, Al-Saad S, Al-Awadi SA, Bastaki L, Ben-Omran T, Teebi AS, Al-Gazali L, Eapen V, Stevens CR, Rappaport L, Gabriel SB, Markianos K, State MW, Greenberg ME, Taniguchi H, Braverman NE, Morrow EM, Walsh CA. Using whole-exome sequencing to identify inherited causes of autism. Neuron. 2013 Jan 23; 77(2):259-73. PMID: 23352163.
      Citations: 184     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    25. Lim ET, Raychaudhuri S, Sanders SJ, Stevens C, Sabo A, MacArthur DG, Neale BM, Kirby A, Ruderfer DM, Fromer M, Lek M, Liu L, Flannick J, Ripke S, Nagaswamy U, Muzny D, Reid JG, Hawes A, Newsham I, Wu Y, Lewis L, Dinh H, Gross S, Wang LS, Lin CF, Valladares O, Gabriel SB, dePristo M, Altshuler DM, Purcell SM, State MW, Boerwinkle E, Buxbaum JD, Cook EH, Gibbs RA, Schellenberg GD, Sutcliffe JS, Devlin B, Roeder K, Daly MJ. Rare complete knockouts in humans: population distribution and significant role in autism spectrum disorders. Neuron. 2013 Jan 23; 77(2):235-42. PMID: 23352160.
      Citations: 124     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. Haas JT, Winter HS, Lim E, Kirby A, Blumenstiel B, DeFelice M, Gabriel S, Jalas C, Branski D, Grueter CA, Toporovski MS, Walther TC, Daly MJ, Farese RV. DGAT1 mutation is linked to a congenital diarrheal disorder. J Clin Invest. 2012 Dec; 122(12):4680-4. PMID: 23114594.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    27. Staropoli JF, Karaa A, Lim ET, Kirby A, Elbalalesy N, Romansky SG, Leydiker KB, Coppel SH, Barone R, Xin W, MacDonald ME, Abdenur JE, Daly MJ, Sims KB, Cotman SL. A homozygous mutation in KCTD7 links neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis to the ubiquitin-proteasome system. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Jul 13; 91(1):202-8. PMID: 22748208.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    28. Chahrour MH, Yu TW, Lim ET, Ataman B, Coulter ME, Hill RS, Stevens CR, Schubert CR, Greenberg ME, Gabriel SB, Walsh CA. Whole-exome sequencing and homozygosity analysis implicate depolarization-regulated neuronal genes in autism. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(4):e1002635. PMID: 22511880.
      Citations: 91     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    29. Neale BM, Kou Y, Liu L, Ma'ayan A, Samocha KE, Sabo A, Lin CF, Stevens C, Wang LS, Makarov V, Polak P, Yoon S, Maguire J, Crawford EL, Campbell NG, Geller ET, Valladares O, Schafer C, Liu H, Zhao T, Cai G, Lihm J, Dannenfelser R, Jabado O, Peralta Z, Nagaswamy U, Muzny D, Reid JG, Newsham I, Wu Y, Lewis L, Han Y, Voight BF, Lim E, Rossin E, Kirby A, Flannick J, Fromer M, Shakir K, Fennell T, Garimella K, Banks E, Poplin R, Gabriel S, DePristo M, Wimbish JR, Boone BE, Levy SE, Betancur C, Sunyaev S, Boerwinkle E, Buxbaum JD, Cook EH, Devlin B, Gibbs RA, Roeder K, Schellenberg GD, Sutcliffe JS, Daly MJ. Patterns and rates of exonic de novo mutations in autism spectrum disorders. Nature. 2012 Apr 04; 485(7397):242-5. PMID: 22495311.
      Citations: 896     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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