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

Jaron Arbet
Associate Professor Saonli Basu
Assistant Professor Lin Yee Chen
Benjamin Cole
Ellen Demerath
Lama Ghazi
Associate Professor Weihua Guan
Spencer Kelley
John Lane
Steve Nguyen
Faye Norby
Lauren O'Keefe
Professor Jim Pankow
Associate Professor Nathan Pankratz
Jack Pattee
Asscoiate Professor Anna Prizment
Travis Rogers
Brian Steffen
Mary Stimson
Associate Professor Weihong Tang
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