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Martin & Ruth Carver Chair in 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 University, Provo, UtahMS, Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UtahPhD, Developmental Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisMD, Medicine, with Honors, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Residency, Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CaliforniaFellowship, Medical Genetics, University of California, San Francisco, California
Permanent Iowa license to practice medicine and surgeryBoard certified in Clinical Molecular GeneticsBoard certified in Clinical Medical GeneticsDiplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
Biosciences Graduate ProgramInterdisciplinary 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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