Chris Wallace

Chris Wallace is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Cambridge, and an honorary Programme Leader in the MRC Biostatistics Unit.  She is a statistician who works with biological datasets to understand the mechanisms underlying human immune-mediated diseases and identify possible treatments.

Building on GWAS identification of genetic polymorphisms that alter risk of human diseases, her research focuses on joint analysis of multiple immune-mediated diseases/traits to borrow information between them and understand shared and distinct components of risk.  She is also interested in identifying the cell specific mechanisms through which these variants affect disease risk and understanding how the immune system is dysregulated in disease.