Eric R. Gamazon, PhD, MS

Associate Professor
Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine
Office Address
514 Light Hall
2215 Garland Avenue
Vanderbilt Genetics Institute

Eric R. Gamazon, PhD, MS is a tenured member of the faculty of the Division of Genetic Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.

He is interested in what can be learned from DNA sequence and multi-omics data about disease mechanism, therapeutic intervention, molecular evolution, and genome function. An ongoing project involves understanding the effect of genetic variation on gene regulation across tissues and cell types to gain insights into disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets. He utilizes large-scale DNA biobank data linked to electronic health records, along with data science and computation, to identify genes involved in human health and disease in diverse populations, to discover novel biomarkers, and to enable a comprehensive systems view of the disease phenome.

His laboratory is an interdisciplinary group with expertise in computational genomics and molecular biology. The lab has been the research training ground for a Barry Goldwater Scholar, a Fulbright Scholar, and a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant recipient. See for more information. 

He co-chaired the GWAS Working Group of the GTEx Consortium and has served on various National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections. He was a recipient (2019) of the inaugural Genomic Innovator Award from the NIH.