Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Todd E. Scheetz, MS, PhD


Hansjoerg E.J.W. Kolder, MD Professor in Best Disease Research
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Primary Office: 5015  SC
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-6054

Email: todd-scheetz@uiowa.edu


BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Iowa
MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa
PhD, Genetics, University of Iowa

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Research Summary

I am a trained bioinformaticist and geneticist. A major focus of my lab is the utilization and analysis of next-generation sequencing technology. We have identified two novel disease-causing genes to date, and are currently pursing validation in several additional families. I have a broad background in bioinformatics, with specific training and expertise in genetics and genomics. My PhD research focused on the large-scale gene discovery and mapping project in rat. Since then, my research projects have focused on genome-scale analysis of sequences and expression data

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Iowa Initiative in Human Genetics
Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging
John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory
Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research

Selected Publications

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McGrail M, Hatler J, Kuang X, Liao H, Nannapaneni K, Watt K, Uhl J, Largaespada D, Vollbrecht E, Scheetz T, Dupuy A, Hostetter J, Essner J.  Somatic mutagenesis with a Sleeping Beauty transposon system leads to solid tumor formation in zebrafish.  PLoS One.  2011 April 21. 6(4):e18826.

Ramachandran S, Clarke L, Scheetz T, Amaral M, McCray P.  Microarray mRNA expression profiling to study cystic fibrosis.  Methods Mol Biol.  2011. 742:193-212.

Brett B, Berquam-Vrieze K, Nannapaneni K, Huang J, Scheetz T, Dupuy A.  Novel molecular and computational methods improve the accuracy of insertion site analysis in Sleeping Beauty-induced tumors.  PLoS One.  2011. 6(9):e24668.

Winder A, Wohlford-Lenane C, Scheetz T, Nardy B, Manzel L, Look D, McCray P.  Differential effects of cytokines and corticosteroids on toll-like receptor 2 expression and activity in human airway epithelia.  Respir Res.  2009 October 16. 10:96.

Kalari K, Casavant M, Bair T, Keen H, Comeron J, Casavant T, Scheetz T.  First exons and introns--a survey of GC content and gene structure in the human genome.  In Silico Biol.  2006. 6(3):237-42.

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