Jacob J. Michaelson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Contact Information

Lab: B030 Medical Laboratories
25 S. Grand Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52242


MS, Biological Engineering, Utah State University, Logan UT
PhD, Computational Biology, Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Post Doctoral Fellow, Autism genomics, Jonathan Sebat Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA


Dogan, M. V., Grumbach, I. M., Michaelson, J. J. & Philibert, R. A. (2018). Integrated genetic and epigenetic prediction of coronary heart disease in the Framingham Heart Study. PloS one, 13(1), e0190549. PMID: 29293675.

Michaelson, J. J., Shin, M., Koh, J., Brueggerman, L., Zhang, A., Katzman, A., McDaniel, L., Fang, M., Pufall, M. & Pieper, A. A. (2017). NPAS1 and NPAS3 are master regulators of neuropsychiatric risk genes. Biological Psychiatry.

Dehzangi, A., Lopez, Y., Lal, S. P., Taherzadeh, G., Michaelson, J., Sattar, A., Tsunoda, T. & Sharma, A. (2017). PSSM-Suc: Accurately predicting succinylation using position specific scoring matrix into bigram for feature extraction. J Theor Biol, 425, 97-102.

Bahl, E., Koomar, T. & Michaelson, J. (2017). cerebroViz: An R package for anatomical visualization of spatiotemporal brain data. (Vols. 33). (5), pp. 762-763. Bioinformatics.

Michaelson, J. J. (2017). Genetic approaches to understanding psychiatric disease. Neurotherapeutics.

Vervier, K., Michaelson, J. J. (2017). TiSAn: Estimating tissue-specific effects of genetic variants.

Loguercio, S., Overall, R. W., Michaelson, J. J., Wiltshire, T., Pletcher, M. T., Miller, B. H., Walker, J. R., Kempermann, G., Su, A. I. & Beyer, A. Integrative analysis of low- and high-resolution eQTL. PLoS One, 5(11), e13920. PMID: 21085707.

Lutter, M., Bahl, E., Hannah, C., Hofammann, D., Acevedo, S., Cui, H., McAdams, C. J. & Michaelson, J. J. (2017). Novel and ultra-rare damaging variants in neuropeptide signaling are associated with disordered eating behaviors. PLoS One, 12(8), e0181556.

Michaelson, J. J., Shin, M. K., Koh, J. Y., Brueggeman, L., Zhang, A., Katzman, A., McDaniel, L., Fang, M., Pufall, M. & Pieper, A. A. (2017). Neuronal PAS domain proteins 1 and 3 are master regulators of neuropsychiatric risk genes. Biol Psychiatry.

Mueller, K., Murray, J., Michaelson, J., Christiansen, M., Riley, S. & Tomblin, J. (2016). Common Genetic Variants in FOXP2 Are Not Associated with Individual Differences in Language Development. PloS one, 11(4). PMID: 27064276.

Vervier, K., Michaelson, J. (2016). SLINGER: Large-scale learning for predicting gene expression. Scientific Reports, 6, 39360. PMID: 27996030.

Hing, B., Ramos, E., Braun, P., McKane, M., Jancic, D., Tamashiro, K., Lee, R., Michaelson, J., Druley, T. & Potash, J. (2015). Adaptation of the Targeted Capture Methyl-Seq Platform for the Mouse Genome identifies Novel Tissue-Specific DNA Methylation Patterns of Genes Involved in Neurodevelopment. Epigentics, 10(7), 581-96. PMID: 25985232.

Corominas, R., Yang, X., Lin, G., Kang, S., Shen, Y., Ghamsari, L., Broly, M., Rodriguez, M., Tam, S., Trigg, S. & Fan, C. (2014). Protein Interaction Network of alternatively Spliced Isoforms from Brain Links Genetic Risk Factors for Autism. Nature Communicaitons, 5(3650). PMID: 24722188.

Picotti, P., Ziza-Clement, M., Lam, H., Campbell, D., Schmidt, A., Deutsch, E., Rost, H., Sun, Z., Rinner, O. & Reiter, L. (2013). A Complete Mass-Spectrometric Map of the Yeast Proteome Applied to Quantitative Trait Analysis. Nature, 494(7436), 266-70.

Michaelson, J. J. (2012). forestSV: structural variant discovery through statistical learning. Nat Methods, 9(8), 819-21. PMID: 22751202.

Korn, A., Polak, P., Nemesh, J., Michaelson, J., Sebat, J., Sunyaev, S. & McCarroll, S. (2012). Differential Relationship of DNA Replication timing to Different Forms of Human Mutation and Variation. American Journal of Human Genetics, 91(6), 1033-40. PMID: 23176822.

Ackermann, M., Clement-Ziza, M., Michaelson, J. & Beyer, A. (2012). Teamwork: Improved eQTL Mapping Using Combinations of Machine Learning Methods. PloS one, 7(7).

Michaelson, J. J. (2012). Whole genome sequencing in autism identifies hotspots for de novo germline mutation. Cell, 151(7), 1431-42. PMID: 23260136.

Dautel, F., Kalkhof, S., Trump, S., Michaelson, J., Beyer, A., Lehmann, I. & Von Bergen, M. (2011). DIGE-based protein expression analysis of B[a]P-exposed hepatoma cells reveals a complex stress response including alterations in oxidative stress, cell cycle control, and cytoskeleton motility at toxic and subacute concentrations. J Proteome Res, 10(2), 379-93. PMID: 21171653.

Michaelson, J., Trump, S., Rudzok, S., Grabsch, C., Madureira, D., Dautel, F., Mai, J., Attinger, S., Schirmer, K. & Von Bergen, M. (2011). Transciptional Signatures of Regulatory and Toxic Responses to Benzo-[a]-pyrene exposure. BMC Genomics, 12(1).

Malhotra, D., McCarthy, S., Michaelson, J., Vacic, V., Burdick, K., Yoon, S., Cichon, S., Corvin, A., Gary, S. & Gershon, E. (2011). High Frequencies of de Novo CNVs in Bipolar Disordera nd Schizophrenia. Neuron, 72(6), 951-63.

Michaelson, J. J. (2010). Data-driven assessment of eQTL mapping methods. BMC Genomics, 11, 502. PMID: 20849587.

Michaelson, J. J. (2009). Detection and interpretation of expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL). Methods, 48(3), 265-76. PMID: 19303049.

Chen, D., Liang, M., Weimer, B., Peel, M., Michaelson, J., Davis, E. & Wu, Y. (2008). Identification of Dehydration Responsive Genes from Two Non-Nodulated Alfalfa Cultivars Using Medicago Truncatula Microarrays. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 30(2), 183-99.

Champine, P. J., Michaelson, J., Weimer, B. C., Welch, D. R. & DeWald, D. B. (2007). Microarray analysis reveals potential mechanisms of BRMS1-mediated metastasis suppression. Clin Exp Metastasis, 24(7), 551-565. PMID: 17896182.