The core currently consists of following investigators: Xiaobin Wang, MD, MPH, ScD; Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH; Binyan Wang, MD, PhD; Hui-Ju Tsai, MPH, PhD; Xin Liu, MD, PhD; Lester Arguelles, PhD; Xiumei Hong, MD, PhD; Guoying Wang, MD, PhD; Rong Liu, MD, PhD; Nataliya Kuptsova-Clarkson, MD, PhD.
Molecular Epidemiology and Bioinformatics core is designed to bridge epidemiological, clinical and bench research through interdisciplinary collaborations and application of advanced methods in molecular biology, population genetics, bioinformatics and biotechnology. Its research focus is to elucidate the role of environmental/community factors, genetic and epigenetic factors, and gene-environment interactions in the development of complex human diseases, especially those diseases with prenatal and early life origins. Ongoing funded studies focus on adverse reproductive outcomes, food allergy and related conditions, and obesity and metabolic syndrome. These studies are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and foundations, including the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and the Food Allergy Initiative. This core has also trained and supported a growing number of K awardees and postdoctoral fellows.
Link to Molecular Epidemiology