Thomas   D.  Dyer

Professor of Research  

Phone: (210) 585-9769
Email: Thomas.Dyer@utrgv.edu

Dr. Thomas D. Dyer

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Statistical genetics
    • Computing
    • Analytical methods
  • Education

    • PhD, Computer Science, The University of Texas - San Antonio, 2002
    • MS, Computer Science, The University of Texas - San Antonio, 1986




Selected Publications


  • M Ramstetter, Thomas Dyer, D Lehman, Joanne Curran, Ravindranath Duggirala, John Blangero, J Mezey, and A Williams. "Benchmarking Relatedness Inference Methods with Genome-Wide Data from Thousands of Relatives.," Genetics 207, no. 1 (September 2017): 75-82.

  • N Lake, R Taylor, H Trahair, K Harikrishnan, Joanne Curran, M Almeida, Hemant Kulkarni, N Mukhamedova, A Hoang, H Low, Alicia Murphy, Matthew Johnson, Thomas Dyer, Michael Mahaney, E Moses, D Sviridov, John Blangero, and K Bozaoglu. "TRAK2, a novel regulator of ABCA1 expression, cholesterol efflux and HDL biogenesis.," European heart journal (June 2017).

  • Hemant Kulkarni, Manju Mamtani, G Wong, J Weir, C Barlow, Thomas Dyer, L Almasy, Michael Mahaney, A Comuzzie, Ravindranath Duggirala, P Meikle, John Blangero, and Joanne Curran. "Genetic correlation of the plasma lipidome with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and insulin resistance in Mexican American families.," BMC genetics 18, no. 1 (May 2017): 48.

  • D Hibar, H Adams, N Jahanshad, G Chauhan, J Stein, E Hofer, M Renteria, J Bis, A Arias-Vasquez, M Ikram, S Desrivières, M Vernooij, L Abramovic, S Alhusaini, N Amin, M Andersson, K Arfanakis, B Aribisala, N Armstrong, L Athanasiu, T Axelsson, A Beecham, A Beiser, M Bernard, S Blanton, M Bohlken, M Boks, J Bralten, A Brickman, O Carmichael, M Chakravarty, Q Chen, C Ching, V Chouraki, G Cuellar-Partida, F Crivello, A Den Braber, N Doan, S Ehrlich, S Giddaluru, A Goldman, R Gottesman, O Grimm, M Griswold, T Guadalupe, B Gutman, J Hass, U Haukvik, D Hoehn, A Holmes, M Hoogman, D Janowitz, T Jia, K Jørgensen, N Karbalai, D Kasperaviciute, S Kim, M Klein, B Kraemer, P Lee, D Liewald, L Lopez, M Luciano, C Macare, A Marquand, M Matarin, K Mather, M Mattheisen, D McKay, Y Milaneschi, S Muñoz Maniega, K Nho, A Nugent, P Nyquist, L Loohuis, J Oosterlaan, M Papmeyer, L Pirpamer, B Pütz, A Ramasamy, J Richards, S Risacher, R Roiz-Santiañez, N Rommelse, S Ropele, E Rose, N Royle, T Rundek, P Sämann, A Saremi, C Satizabal, L Schmaal, A Schork, L Shen, J Shin, E Shumskaya, A Smith, E Sprooten, L Strike, A Teumer, D Tordesillas-Gutierrez, R Toro, D Trabzuni, S Trompet, D Vaidya, J Van der Grond, S Van der Lee, D Van der Meer, M Van Donkelaar, K Van Eijk, T Van Erp, D Van Rooij, E Walton, L Westlye, C Whelan, B Windham, A Winkler, K Wittfeld, G Woldehawariat, C Wolf, T Wolfers, L Yanek, J Yang, A Zijdenbos, M Zwiers, I Agartz, L Almasy, D Ames, P Amouyel, O Andreassen, S Arepalli, A Assareh, S Barral, M Bastin, D Becker, J Becker, D Bennett, John Blangero, H van Bokhoven, D Boomsma, H Brodaty, R Brouwer, H Brunner, R Buckner, J Buitelaar, K Bulayeva, W Cahn, V Calhoun, D Cannon, G Cavalleri, CY Cheng, S Cichon, M Cookson, A Corvin, B Crespo-Facorro, Joanne Curran, M Czisch, A Dale, G Davies, A De Craen, E De Geus, P De Jager, G De Zubicaray, I Deary, S Debette, C DeCarli, N Delanty, C Depondt, A DeStefano, A Dillman, S Djurovic, G Donohoe, W Drevets, Ravindranath Duggirala, Thomas Dyer, C Enzinger, S Erk, T Espeseth, I Fedko, G Fernández, L Ferrucci, S Fisher, D Fleischman, I Ford, M Fornage, T Foroud, P Fox, C Francks, M Fukunaga, J Gibbs, D Glahn, R Gollub, Harald Goring, R Green, O Gruber, V Gudnason, S Guelfi, A Håberg, N Hansell, J Hardy, C Hartman, R Hashimoto, K Hegenscheid, A Heinz, S Le Hellard, D Hernandez, D Heslenfeld, B Ho, P Hoekstra, W Hoffmann, A Hofman, F Holsboer, G Homuth, N Hosten, J Hottenga, M Huentelman, H Pol, M Ikeda, C Jack, Jr, M Jenkinson, R Johnson, E Jönsson, J Jukema, R Kahn, R Kanai, I Kloszewska, D Knopman, P Kochunov, J Kwok, S Lawrie, H Lemaître, X Liu, D Longo, O Lopez, S Lovestone, O Martinez, J Martinot, V Mattay, C McDonald, A McIntosh, F McMahon, K McMahon, P Mecocci, I Melle, A Meyer-Lindenberg, S Mohnke, G Montgomery, D Morris, T Mosley, T Mühleisen, B Müller-Myhsok, M Nalls, M Nauck, T Nichols, W Niessen, M Nöthen, L Nyberg, K Ohi, R Olvera, R Ophoff, M Pandolfo, T Paus, Z Pausova, B Penninx, G Pike, S Potkin, B Psaty, S Reppermund, M Rietschel, J Roffman, N Romanczuk-Seiferth, J Rotter, M Ryten, R Sacco, P Sachdev, A Saykin, R Schmidt, H Schmidt, P Schofield, S Sigursson, A Simmons, A Singleton, S Sisodiya, C Smith, J Smoller, H Soininen, V Steen, D Stott, J Sussmann, A Thalamuthu, A Toga, B Traynor, J Troncoso, M Tsolaki, C Tzourio, A Uitterlinden, M Hernández, M Van der Brug, A van der Lugt, N van der Wee, N Van Haren, D van 't Ent, M Van Tol, B Vardarajan, B Vellas, D Veltman, H Völzke, H Walter, J Wardlaw, T Wassink, M Weale, D Weinberger, M Weiner, W Wen, E Westman, T White, T Wong, C Wright, R Zielke, A Zonderman, N Martin, C Van Duijn, M Wright, W Longstreth, G Schumann, H Grabe, B Franke, L Launer, S Medland, S Seshadri, P Thompson, and M Ikram. "Novel genetic loci associated with hippocampal volume.," Nature communications 8, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 13624.

  • A Chu, X Deng, V Fisher, A Drong, Y Zhang, M Feitosa, C Liu, O Weeks, A Choh, Q Duan, Thomas Dyer, J Eicher, X Guo, N Heard-Costa, T Kacprowski, J Kent, Jr, L Lange, X Liu, K Lohman, L Lu, A Mahajan, J O'Connell, A Parihar, J Peralta, A Smith, Y Zhang, G Homuth, A Kissebah, J Kullberg, R Laqua, L Launer, M Nauck, M Olivier, P Peyser, J Terry, M Wojczynski, J Yao, L Bielak, John Blangero, I Borecki, D Bowden, J Carr, S Czerwinski, J Ding, N Friedrich, V Gudnason, T Harris, E Ingelsson, A Johnson, S Kardia, C Langefeld, L Lind, Y Liu, B Mitchell, A Morris, T Mosley, Jr, J Rotter, A Shuldiner, B Towne, H Völzke, H Wallaschofski, J Wilson, M Allison, C Lindgren, W Goessling, L Cupples, M Steinhauser, and C Fox. "Multiethnic genome-wide meta-analysis of ectopic fat depots identifies loci associated with adipocyte development and differentiation.," Nature genetics 49, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 125-130.

  • K Hodgson, L Almasy, E Knowles, J Kent, Jr, Joanne Curran, Thomas Dyer, Harald Goring, R Olvera, M Woolsey, Ravindranath Duggirala, P Fox, John Blangero, and D Glahn. "The genetic basis of the comorbidity between cannabis use and major depression.," Addiction (Abingdon, England) 112, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 113-123.

  • H Zhou, John Blangero, Thomas Dyer, K Chan, K Lange, and E Sobel. "Fast Genome-Wide QTL Association Mapping on Pedigree and Population Data.," Genetic epidemiology (December 2016).

  • H Adams, D Hibar, V Chouraki, J Stein, P Nyquist, M Rentería, S Trompet, A Arias-Vasquez, S Seshadri, S Desrivières, A Beecham, N Jahanshad, K Wittfeld, S Van der Lee, L Abramovic, S Alhusaini, N Amin, M Andersson, K Arfanakis, B Aribisala, N Armstrong, L Athanasiu, T Axelsson, A Beiser, M Bernard, J Bis, L Blanken, S Blanton, M Bohlken, M Boks, J Bralten, A Brickman, O Carmichael, M Chakravarty, G Chauhan, Q Chen, C Ching, G Cuellar-Partida, A Braber, N Doan, S Ehrlich, I Filippi, T Ge, S Giddaluru, A Goldman, R Gottesman, C Greven, O Grimm, M Griswold, T Guadalupe, J Hass, U Haukvik, S Hilal, E Hofer, D Hoehn, A Holmes, M Hoogman, D Janowitz, T Jia, D Kasperaviciute, S Kim, M Klein, B Kraemer, P Lee, J Liao, D Liewald, L Lopez, M Luciano, C Macare, A Marquand, M Matarin, K Mather, M Mattheisen, B Mazoyer, D McKay, R McWhirter, Y Milaneschi, N Mirza-Schreiber, R Muetzel, S Maniega, K Nho, A Nugent, L Loohuis, J Oosterlaan, M Papmeyer, I Pappa, L Pirpamer, S Pudas, B Pütz, K Rajan, A Ramasamy, J Richards, S Risacher, R Roiz-Santiañez, N Rommelse, E Rose, N Royle, T Rundek, P Sämann, C Satizabal, L Schmaal, A Schork, L Shen, J Shin, E Shumskaya, A Smith, E Sprooten, L Strike, A Teumer, R Thomson, D Tordesillas-Gutierrez, R Toro, D Trabzuni, D Vaidya, J Van der Grond, D Van der Meer, M Van Donkelaar, K Van Eijk, T Van Erp, D Van Rooij, E Walton, L Westlye, C Whelan, B Windham, A Winkler, G Woldehawariat, C Wolf, T Wolfers, B Xu, L Yanek, J Yang, A Zijdenbos, M Zwiers, I Agartz, N Aggarwal, L Almasy, D Ames, P Amouyel, O Andreassen, S Arepalli, A Assareh, S Barral, M Bastin, D Becker, J Becker, D Bennett, John Blangero, H van Bokhoven, D Boomsma, H Brodaty, R Brouwer, H Brunner, R Buckner, J Buitelaar, K Bulayeva, W Cahn, V Calhoun, D Cannon, G Cavalleri, C Chen, CY Cheng, S Cichon, M Cookson, A Corvin, B Crespo-Facorro, Joanne Curran, M Czisch, A Dale, G Davies, E De Geus, P De Jager, G de Zubicaray, N Delanty, C Depondt, A DeStefano, A Dillman, S Djurovic, G Donohoe, W Drevets, Ravindranath Duggirala, Thomas Dyer, S Erk, T Espeseth, D Evans, I Fedko, G Fernández, L Ferrucci, S Fisher, D Fleischman, I Ford, T Foroud, P Fox, C Francks, M Fukunaga, J Gibbs, D Glahn, R Gollub, Harald Goring, H Grabe, R Green, O Gruber, V Gudnason, S Guelfi, N Hansell, J Hardy, C Hartman, R Hashimoto, K Hegenscheid, A Heinz, S Le Hellard, D Hernandez, D Heslenfeld, B Ho, P Hoekstra, W Hoffmann, A Hofman, F Holsboer, G Homuth, N Hosten, J Hottenga, H Pol, M Ikeda, M Ikram, C Jack, Jr, M Jenkinson, R Johnson, E Jönsson, J Jukema, R Kahn, R Kanai, I Kloszewska, D Knopman, P Kochunov, J Kwok, S Lawrie, H Lemaître, X Liu, D Longo, W Longstreth, Jr, O Lopez, S Lovestone, O Martinez, J Martinot, V Mattay, C McDonald, A McIntosh, K McMahon, F McMahon, P Mecocci, I Melle, A Meyer-Lindenberg, S Mohnke, G Montgomery, D Morris, T Mosley, T Mühleisen, B Müller-Myhsok, M Nalls, M Nauck, T Nichols, W Niessen, M Nöthen, L Nyberg, K Ohi, R Olvera, R Ophoff, M Pandolfo, T Paus, Z Pausova, B Penninx, G Pike, S Potkin, B Psaty, S Reppermund, M Rietschel, J Roffman, N Romanczuk-Seiferth, J Rotter, M Ryten, R Sacco, P Sachdev, A Saykin, R Schmidt, P Schofield, S Sigurdsson, A Simmons, A Singleton, S Sisodiya, C Smith, J Smoller, H Soininen, V Srikanth, V Steen, D Stott, J Sussmann, A Thalamuthu, H Tiemeier, A Toga, B Traynor, J Troncoso, J Turner, C Tzourio, A Uitterlinden, M Hernández, M Van der Brug, A Van der Lugt, N Van der Wee, C Van Duijn, N Van Haren, D Van Ent, M Van Tol, B Vardarajan, D Veltman, M Vernooij, H Völzke, H Walter, J Wardlaw, T Wassink, M Weale, D Weinberger, M Weiner, W Wen, E Westman, T White, T Wong, C Wright, H Zielke, A Zonderman, I Deary, C DeCarli, H Schmidt, N Martin, A De Craen, M Wright, L Launer, G Schumann, M Fornage, B Franke, S Debette, S Medland, M Ikram, and P Thompson. "Novel genetic loci underlying human intracranial volume identified through genome-wide association.," Nature neuroscience 19, no. 12 (December 2016): 1569-1582.

  • M Almeida, L Blondell, J Peralta, J Kent, Jr, G Jun, T Teslovich, C Fuchsberger, A Wood, A Manning, T Frayling, P Cingolani, R Sladek, Thomas Dyer, G Abecasis, Ravindranath Duggirala, and John Blangero. "Independent test assessment using the extreme value distribution theory.," BMC proceedings 10, no. Suppl 7 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016): 245-249.

  • John Blangero, T Teslovich, X Sim, M Almeida, G Jun, Thomas Dyer, Matthew Johnson, J Peralta, A Manning, A Wood, C Fuchsberger, J Kent, Jr, D Aguilar, J Below, V Farook, Rector Arya, S Fowler, T Blackwell, S Puppala, Satish Kumar, D Glahn, E Moses, Joanne Curran, F Thameem, Christopher Jenkinson, R DeFronzo, D Lehman, C Hanis, G Abecasis, M Boehnke, Harald Goring, Ravindranath Duggirala, and L Almasy. "Omics-squared: human genomic, transcriptomic and phenotypic data for genetic analysis workshop 19.," BMC proceedings 10, no. Suppl 7 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016): 71-77.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Thomas Dyer. Genetic Analysis of Common Diseases: An Evaluation, NIH/NIGMS, (April 1, 1983 - July 31, 2017)

  • Thomas Dyer. Whole Genome Sequencing to Identify Causal Genetic Variants Influencing CVD, NIH/NHLBI, (April 15, 2012 - March 31, 2017)