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Associate Director, Iowa Institute of Human GeneticsAssociate Professor of PharmacologyAssociate Professor of
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Primary Office: 3111B Medical Education Research FacilityIowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-384-2934
Lab: 3125 Medical Education Research FacilityIowa City, IA 52242
Email: email@example.comWeb: Department of Pharmacology Faculty Profile
BS, University of Wisconsin at Stevens PointPhD, Genetics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Biosciences Graduate ProgramInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in GeneticsMedical Scientist Training Program
Dr. Kwitek is an animal and human geneticist whose research revolves around dissecting the genetic components of complex disease in rat and human, with an emphasis on hypertension, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. Her use of genome-wide approaches such as QTL mapping, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, and high-throughput genotyping has led to the identification of loci and genes involved in diabetes and cardiovascular disease in both rat models and human populations. Her current work is focused on combining traditional positional cloning approaches with, functional genomics and in silico mapping strategies to identify genes and pathways involved in the Metabolic Syndrome.
Cardiovascular Research CenterCenter for Functional Genomics of HypertensionEnvironmental Health Sciences Research CenterFraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research CenterIowa Initiative in Human GeneticsObesity Initiative
Van Yserloo B,
BB rat Gimap gene expression in sorted lymphoid T and B cells..
2011 November. 89(19-20):748-54.
Van Yserloo B,
Differential effects of leptin receptor mutation on male and female BBDR Gimap5-/Gimap5- spontaneously diabetic rats..
2010 March. 41(1):9-20.
Genetic dissection reveals diabetes loci proximal to the gimap5 lymphopenia gene..
2009 June. 38(1):89-97.
Implication of chromosome 13 on hypertension and associated disorders in Lyon hypertensive rats..
Journal of hypertension.
2009 June. 27(6):1186-93.
Congenic strains provide evidence that four mapped loci in chromosomes 2, 4, and 16 influence hypertension in the SHR..
2009 March. 37(1):52-7.
Van Yserloo B,
Sequence variation and expression of the Gimap gene family in the BB rat..
Experimental diabetes research.
2009. 2009:Article 835650.
Genetically hypertensive Brown Norway congenic rat strains suggest intermediate traits underlying genetic hypertension..
Croatian medical journal.
2008 October. 49(5):586-99.
Chromosome substitution reveals the genetic basis of Dahl salt-sensitive hypertension and renal disease..
American journal of physiology. Renal physiology.
2008 September. 295(3):F837-42.
Effects of chromosome 17 on features of the metabolic syndrome in the Lyon hypertensive rat..
2008 April. 33(2):212-7.
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