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The Carver Chair in Molecular Genetics Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteDirector, Division of Medical GeneticsDirector, Interdepartmental Research Program in Human Molecular GeneticsProfessor of Pediatrics
- Medical GeneticsProfessor of
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Lab: 4181 MERFIowa City, IA 52242
BS, Zoology, Brigham Young UniversityMS, Developmental Biology, Brigham Young UniversityPhD, Developmental Biology, University of ChicagoMD, Medicine, with Honors, University of Chicago
Residency, Pediatrics, University of California, San FranciscoFellowship, Medical Genetics, University of California, San Francisco
Permanent Iowa license to practice medicine and surgeryBoard certified in Clinical Medical GeneticsDiplomate of the National Board of Medical ExaminersBoard certified in Clinical Molecular Genetics
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in GeneticsInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in InformaticsInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in NeuroscienceInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational BiomedicineMedical Scientist Training Program
My laboratory is interested in identifying and understanding the function of genes which cause a variety of human disorders. Our research efforts have focused on the molecular genetics of monogenic disorders, as well as polygenic and multifactorial disorders. Our research efforts have resulted in the mapping of many different disease loci. In addition, we have used positional cloning methods to identify genes involved in a number of different diseases including hereditary blindness and deafness. Efforts are currently underway to use positional cloning strategies to identify additional disease-causing genes. Complex genetic disorders currently under investigation in the laboratory include hypertension, obesity, congenital heart disease and autism. In addition, we have worked on developing and improving techniques for disease mapping, positional cloning, and mutation detection. We have also had an active role in the human genome project and the rat genome project.
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