Collaborative Support Faculty

Nasrine Bendjilali

Assistant Professor


BS (Applied Mathematics), University of Petra, Amman, Jordan
MS (Mathematics), Lehigh University
PhD (Applied Mathematics), Lehigh University
Postdoctoral (Center for Cerebrovascular Research), University of California, San Francisco

Research Expertise

Multiple testing procedures and their applications in biomedical research | Statistical methods for genetic mapping of human traits | Genetic risk factors contributing to development of complex human diseases

My research focuses on developing statistical procedures motivated by questions arising in biological research, In particular, developing multiple testing procedures to address the problem of multiplicity in high-dimensional data analysis.

I also am interested in identifying genetic risk factors contributing to complex human diseases including cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, in addition to designing and analyzing high-throughput genomic data. 


American Statistical Association
American Society of Human Genetics

Recent Publications

  1. Weinsheimer S, Bendjilali N, Nelson J, Guo D, Zaroff J, Sidney S, McCulloch E, Salman R, Berg J, Koeleman B, Simon M, Bostrom A, Fontanella M, Sturiale C, Pola R, Puca A, Lawton M,. Young W, Pawlikowska L, Klijn CJ,Kim H, Genome-wide association study of sporadic brain arteriovenous malformations. JNNP. 2015 (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2015-312272)
  2. Kremer PH, Koeleman BP, Pawlikowska L, Weinsheimer S, Bendjilali N, Sidney S, Zaroff JG, Rinkel GJ, van den Berg LH, Ruigrok YM, de Kort GA, Veldink JH, Kim H, Klijn CJ. Evaluation of genetic risk loci for intracranial aneurysms in sporadic arteriovenous malformations of the brain. JNNP. 2014 (doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-307276)
  3. Bendjilali N, Nelson J, Weinsheimer S, Sidney S, Zaroff JG, Hetts SW, Segal M, Pawlikowska L, McCulloch CE, Young WL, Kim H. Common variants on 9*21.3 are associated with brain arteriovenous malformations with accompanying arterial aneurysms. JNNP. 2014 (doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-306461)
  4. Bendjilali N, Hsueh WC, He Q, Willcox DC, Nievergelt CM, Donlon TA, Kwok PY, Suzuki M, Willcox BJ. Who are the okinawans? Ancestry, genome diversity, and implications for the genetic study of human longevity from a geographically isolated population. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.. 2014 (doi: 10.1093/gerona/glt203)


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