Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Yale University 1998
My research is aimed at uncovering the basis of sporadic genetic diseases such as autism, congenital heart defects and early-onset cancers.
Ronemus develops wet bench and bioinformatics techniques to detect different classes of rare mutations that underlie sporadic genetic disease in humans. The work utilizes novel next-gen sequencing approaches to rapidly and inexpensively evaluate large numbers of affected individuals. Working with the Wigler lab, Ronemus has mainly focused on the autism spectrum, but these these techniques are also being applied to other common pediatric disorders with similar genetic etiology such as congenital heart disease. In collaboration with clinical partners, the researchers are now in the process of translating these technologies into medically actionable tests.