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 DevelopmentHTINeurology: Nowak Lab | Genetics


Chris Cotsapas is a computational geneticist whose primary interest is in understanding the biological processes underlying diseases of the immune system. He has published several highly cited papers on genome-wide association studies of disease, gene expression genetics and evolutionary biology. For more information please see our lab website.

Chris obtained his BSc in Biochemistry from Imperial College London in 2000 and his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 2007.


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.