Professor Jim Pankow

PUBHL Epi & Comm Hlth
School of Public Health
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Genetic Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease and Associated Risk Factors

This group seeks to detect, localize, and characterize genes involved in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its associated risk factors (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol, etc.). Technological advances in molecular biology and genetics have provided new opportunities to explore the genetic architecture of complex diseases and traits such as CVD. However, genetic epidemiological research on such traits requires data on tens of thousands of individuals, millions of genetic markers, and complex statistical models that are computationally demanding. The power of the supercomputer allows this group to construct models with higher order gene-gene or gene-environment interactions that cannot be practically evaluated using their own in-house computing resources and to conduct simulation experiments.

Project Investigators

Michael Anderson
Professor Saonli Basu
Benjamin Cole
Associate Professor Weihua Guan
Ingrid Jacobson
Yuekai Ji
John Lane
Elizabeth Lee
Katherine Li
Zhaotong Lin
Ethan Moser
Steve Nguyen
Professor Jim Pankow
Professor Nathan Pankratz
Nirali Patel
Associate Professor Anna Prizment
Abigail Standafer
Brian Steffen
Yejun Tan
Associate Professor Weihong Tang
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