Michael E Zwick, Ph.D.


Department of Human Genetics


Department of Pediatrics

Assistant Dean of Research

Emory University School of Medicine

Assistant Vice President for Research

Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Office: 331 Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

Lab: 335 Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

Phone: 404-727-9924

Email: mzwick@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

615 Michael St.

Atlanta, GA 30322

Additional Websites

Research Interests

I use cutting-edge genomics technologies to identify rare genetic variation that contributes to common pediatric disorders. My main areas of interest include autism, congenital heart defects in Down syndrome, early-onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and juvenile arthritis. Current projects include:

All of Us Research Program: I am the Emory PI for this NIH funded program that is enrolling participants for a 1 million person cohort to be followed for 10 years. Join today!

Identifying Autism Susceptibility Genes: I am a member of the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC) and co-lead the membership committee for the ASC.

Early-onset forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): With collaborators Subra Kugathasan, David Cutler, Mike Epstein.


My Graduate Programs at Emory

Graduate Program in Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution (PBEE)


Graduate Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB)


Areas of Specialization

  • Human Disease Gene Mapping
  • Population Biology, Population Genetics, Population Genomics
  • Methods of Targeted Enrichment and Next Generation Sequencing
  • Open Source Software Tools for Genomics


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2000-2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1999-2000
  • PhD, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA,1993-1998
  • BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY,1985-1989