Faculty and Staff

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A.J. Agopian, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9815
Room Number: RAS E507 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Birth Defects
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Environmental and Occupational Exposures
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David Aguilar, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9814
Room Number: RAS E431 (Houston)

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Sara A. Barton, MS

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9812
Room Number: RAS E535 (Houston)

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Eric Boerwinkle, PhD

Dean, Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9050
Room Number: RAS W114A (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Human genetics
  • bioinformatics
  • DNA variation
  • coronary heart disease
  • hypertension
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Sara J. Bowne, PhD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9836
Room Number: RAS W520 (Houston)

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Jan Bressler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9919
Room Number: RAS E503 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Disease control
  • aging
  • molecular genetics
  • genetic epidemiology
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Han Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9958
Room Number: RAS E517 (Houston)

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Stephen P. Daiger, PhD

TSMatney Prof MF Johnston DisChr in Environmental & Genetic Sciences

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9829
Room Number: RAS W522 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Human molecular genetics
  • human population genetics
  • medical genetics
  • human gene cloning
  • linkage mapping
  • retinitis pigmentosa
  • macular degeneration
  • inherited retinal diseases in humans
  • mutation detection
  • retinal disease genes RP1 and IMPDH1.
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Paul De Vries, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9809
Room Number: RAS E429 (Houston)

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Myriam Fornage, PhD

Professor, & The Laurence & Johanna Favrot Distinguished Professor in Cardiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-2463
Room Number: RAS E453 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Genetic epidemiology of brain aging
  • Stroke
  • gene expression
  • genomics
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Yun-Xin Fu, PhD

Betty Wheless Trotter Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9813
Room Number: RAS E541 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Biostatistics
  • bioinformatics
  • molecular evolution
  • population genetics and computational biology
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Craig L. Hanis, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9807
Room Number: RAS E423 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • genetics of type 2 diabetes and its complications
  • genomic approaches to identifying genes for common diseases.
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James E. Hixson, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9834
Room Number: RAS W422 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Molecular genetics of common diseases including cardiovascular disease
  • obesity
  • and diabetes
  • SNP discovery and analysis in population-based studies of common diseases
  • allelic effects on gene expression and protein function related to common diseases and measured risk factors.
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Goo Jun, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9916
Room Number: RAS E531 (Houston)

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Laura Mitchell, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9954
Room Number: RAS E547 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Pediatric and perinatal epidemiology
  • genetic association studies
  • family-based studies (e.g. case-parent triads)
  • environmental exposures (e.g. air pollution)
  • gene-environment interactions
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Alanna C. Morrison, PhD

Professor & Department Chair, EpidHuGenEnvScDrHumGenCtr

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9913
Room Number: RAS E447 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Elucidation of genes involved in complex diseases such as cardiovascular disease
  • hypertension and stroke. Identifying single nucleotide polymorphisms influencing inter-individual disease risk
  • linkage analyses and association studies
  • and development and application of novel statistical methods to evaluate genetic data
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William J. Schull, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9806

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Lori S. Sullivan, PhD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9819
Room Number: RAS W524 (Houston)

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Momiao Xiong, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9894
Room Number: RAS E439 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Computational systems biology
  • functional genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • genetic epidemiology
  • statistical genetics
  • pharmacogenetics
  • population genetics
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Bing Yu

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9285
Room Number: RAS E641 (Houston)

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