Shamil Sunyaev is a computational genomicist and geneticist. Research in his lab encompasses many aspects of population genetic variation including the origin of mutations, the effect of allelic variants on molecular function, population and evolutionary genetics, and genetics of human complex and Mendelian traits. He developed several computational and statistical methods widely adopted by the community. Sunyaev obtained a PhD in molecular biophysics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and completed his postdoctoral training in bioinformatics at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). He is an Associate Member at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He co-leads the NHGRI-funded Genome Sequencing Program Analysis Center and is actively involved in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network and in the Brigham Genomic Medicine program. He also co-organizes the Boston Evolutionary Genomics Group.