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Rajiv McCoy

  • Assistant Professor



  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Rajiv McCoy is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology whose research is focused on human genetics and evolution. His lab seeks to understand the genomic basis of functional and fitness-altering variation through the development and application of computational methods.

McCoy was one of the Johns Hopkins researchers who collaborated with more than 100 researchers around the world to assemble and analyze the first complete sequence of a human genome. McCoy and 12 Johns Hopkins researchers worked on different aspects of the international initiative, contributing to the main genome assembly project and to several companion works analyzing what can be learned about patterns of genetic and epigenetic variation from person to person through the newly sequenced sections of the genome.

McCoy received his PhD from Stanford University and completed his postdoctoral work at Princeton University and the University of Washington.

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Deciphering our DNA
Published March 31, 2022
Johns Hopkins team contributes key research to the effort to produce the first complete sequence of human genome, which will provide a clearer picture of how DNA affects the risks of diseases and how genes are expressed and regulated

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