Ricardo's picture Ricardo A. Verdugo, M.V., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Human Genetics Program, ICBM
School of Medicine, University of Chile (2) 2978 9527


  • Ph.D. in Genetics. University of California, Davis, December 2007.
  • Professional Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Universidad de Chile, December 2001.
  • Licentiate in Veterinary Medicine, Universidad de Chile, December 1998.

Selected Publications

Graphical Modeling of Gene Expression in Monocytes Suggests Molecular Mechanisms Explaining Increased Atherosclerosis in Smokers. Verdugo RA, Zeller T, Rotival M, Wild PS, Münzel T, Lackner KJ, Weidmann H, Ninio E, Trégouët DA, Cambien F, Blankenberg S, Tiret L.
PlosOne Journal 8(1):e50888. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050888

Using bioinformatics and systems genetics to dissect HDL cholesterol levels in an MRL/MpJ x SM/J intercross. Leduc M.S., Hageman Blair R.S., Verdugo R.A., Tsaih S., Walsh K., Churchill G.A., Paigen B. 2012.
Journal of Lipid Research, 53(6):1163-1175. doi:10.1194/jlr.M025833.

Genetic analysis of complex traits in the emerging collaborative cross. Aylor DL, Valdar W, Foulds-Mathes W, Buus RJ, Verdugo RA, Baric RS, Ferris MT, et al. 2011. Genome Research (March 15). doi:10.1101/gr.111310.110.

Serious limitations of the QTL/Microarray approach for QTL gene discovery. Verdugo, R.A., Farber, C.R., Warden, C.H., and Medrano, J.F.
BMC Biology 2010, 8:96. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-96.

Importance of Randomization in Microarray Experimental Designs with Illumina Platforms, Verdugo, R.A., Deschepper, C., Muñoz, G. Pomp D., and Churchill, C.A.
Nucleic Acids Research 2009, 37(17): 5610-5618. doi:10.1093/nar/gkp573.

Comparison of Gene Coverage of Mouse Oligonucleotide Microarray Platforms.
Verdugo, R. A. and J. F. Medrano.
BMC Genomics 2006, 7:58 . doi:10.1186/1471-2164-7-58.

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