Dr. Eriksson joined 23andMe in 2008. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006, where he was awarded the Bernard Friedman Prize for the top dissertation in applied mathematics. After graduating, he was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the Statistics Department at Stanford University and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics at the University of Chicago. Since joining 23andMe, he has led the study of the genetics of a wide range of human traits, including Parkinson's disease, hypothyroidism, pigmentation, taste, and morphology. His research interests include the genetics of complex traits, the integration of sequencing data into genome-wide association studies, and the application of mathematical and statistical tools to computational biology.