Ricardo Verdugo

Ricardo A. Verdugo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Human Genetics Program, ICBM
Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile


  • 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

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.

We are working to understand the diversity of the Chilean genomes!