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Taras K. Oleksyk

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Oakland University
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My interests are in the genetic epidemiology, evolutionary genetics and comparative genomics. I am interested in genome evolution and its implication to the adaptation and human disease. I am currently involved in several studies focusing on admixture populations, and participated in the analysis of the data that successfully identified candidate disease genes from admixture scans. I have a track record of collecting DNA samples in people across Puerto Rico, including that for the 1,000Genomes project, as well as for an NSF supported population study. My record demonstrates my ability to produce successful research, train students, and publish in peer-reviewed press. I currently administered two different NSF projects, and I have developed a network of key collaborators that will provide additional help.



Academic Editor

2012 - Present

Journal of Heredity

Associate Editor

2012 - Present

Recent publications

  • Integrating sequence and array data to create an improved 1000 Genomes Project haplotype reference panel

    • Delaneau O
    • Marchini J
    • McVeanh G
    • et al.
  • A locally funded Puerto Rican parrot (Amazona vittata) genome sequencing project increases avian data and advances young researcher education

    • Oleksyk T
    • Pombert J
    • Siu D
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Oakland University

August 2018 - Present

Full Professor

Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez Universidad de Puerto Rico

July 2018 - August 2018(a month)

Associate Professor

Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez Universidad de Puerto Rico

July 2014 - July 2018(4 years)

Assistant Professor

Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez Universidad de Puerto Rico

January 2009 - June 2014(5 years)

Scientist II

NCI at Frederick

September 2004 - December 2008(4 years)

Postdoctoral Fellow

NCI at Frederick

August 2001 - August 2004(3 years)



University of Georgia - University of Georgia

September 1995 - December 2001(6 years)


Bowling Green State University

August 1993 - August 1995(2 years)


Uzhgorod National University

September 1986 - June 1992(6 years)

Other profiles

Co-authors (830)

  • Tatyana Sivtseva
  • Jake Byrnes