Graduate Research Assistant
Medical Laboratories B030
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Tanner is a fifth-year graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Genetics Program. His work primarily focuses on the genetics of language and communication and how these traits interact with neurodevelopment and psychiatric illness.



  • Bahl E, Koomar T, Michaelson JJ. cerebroViz: an R package for anatomical visualization of spatiotemporal brain data. Bioinformatics. 2017 Mar 1;33(5):762-763. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw726. PubMed PMID: 28011779; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5870797.


  • Tanner Koomar, J. Bruce Tomblin, Jacob Michaelson (2018) Whole genome sequencing in specific language impairment (SLI) exposes a shared genetic basis for language ability in autism spectrum disorders. Oral/Poster Presentation at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting
  • Tanner Koomar, J. Bruce Tomblin, Jacob Michaelson (2017); Genes Implicated in Neurodevelopment Are Enriched for FOXP2 Binding Sites Associated With Language Ability. Oral/Poster Presentation at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics