Dr. Joehanes is interested in integrating various genome-wide ‘omics’ resource, such asgenotypic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and metabolomic data, in relation to aging or aging-related phenotypes. He is also interested in building gene-gene and gene-environment interaction networks. He is currently co-leading subprojects of the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) epigenomic consortium, such as tobacco smoking, methylation quantitative trait locus, and methylation by expression projects.
Dr. Joehanes received his undergraduate degree in Information Sciences from Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia, a master in Computer Science and another master in Statistics from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Genetics from Kansas State University. He did his postdoctoral study in the National Institutes of Health / Framingham Heart Study under Dr. Daniel Levy and Dr. Peter J. Munson.