Jacek Majewski Ph.D.

Jacek Majewski

Dr. Jacek Majewski was born in Poland, and has spent a part of his life living in Kuwait and the United States. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Physics, and Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, in California. After becoming interested in biology, he obtained a PhD in Microbial Evolutionary Genetics from Wesleyan University, Connecticut. Having earlier vowed never to live in New York, he followed his fiancée to Manhattan and spent six years at the Rockefeller University as a post-doctoral fellow and research assistant professor in statistical genetics and the emerging field genome analysis. He accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University in 2005, and is currently a Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor at McGill, and a Medical Scientist at the MUHC.


Research Interests

Dr. Majewski’s research is based on genomics and bioinformatics analysis of high throughput data. The recent revolution in massively parallel DNA sequencing has opened new venues into numerous biomedical problems. Dr. Majewski’s group designs analytical methods and collaborates with basic researchers and clinicians to identify the factors underlying human genetic disorders. The approaches include RNA sequencing, exome sequencing, and whole genome sequencing, with specific applications to Mendelian disorders, complex traits, and cancer.


Lab Composition

Najmeh Alirezaie PhD student
Eric Bareke post-doc
Amandine Bemmo PhD student
Somayyeh Fahiminiya post-doc
Monika Gos visiting Research Associate
Atsuko Imai visiting Research Associate
Claudia Kleinman post-doc
Javad Nadaf Research Associate
Elodie Nguyen Undergraduate student
Hamid Nikbakht post-doc
Simon Papillon PhD student
Yuhao Shi Undergraduate student
Zibo Wang PhD student
Jian Zhang PhD student