Chris Cotsapas PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics

Office of Student ResearchHTINeurology: Nowak Lab | Genetics

Research Interests

Genetics; Computational biology; Cell-based approaches to discover and understand the mechanisms that give rise to disease; Disorders of the immune system and brain more...


  • BS, Imperial College, 2000
  • Ph.D., University of New South Wales, 2005

Selected Publications

  • Immune-mediated disease genetics: the shared basis of pathogenesis. Cotsapas C, Hafler DA. Trends Immunol. 2013 Jan;34(1):22-6. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2012 Sep 29. Review.
  • Protein array-based profiling of CSF identifies RBPJ as an autoantigen in multiple sclerosis. Querol L, Clark PL, Bailey MA, Cotsapas C, Cross AH, Hafler DA, Kleinstein SH, Lee JY, Yaari G, Willis SN, O'Connor KC. Neurology. 2013 Sep 10;81(11):956-63. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182a43b48. Epub 2013 Aug 6.



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