Research Lab Results for genomics
Alan Scott LabPrincipal Investigator:
Alan Scott, Ph.D.
Research in the Alan Scott Lab involves several important areas of genomics. Our team collabora...tes on a study to investigate the exon and genome sequence variants that determine phenotype, with a specific focus on the genetic bases of cleft lip and palate. We are also involved in assessing and improving genomic technologies to provide next-generation sequencing and analysis of sequence data to the clinical environment. In addition, we have a longstanding interest in the problem of gene annotation and the evolutionary genomics of vertebrates, especially endangered species. view moreResearch Areas: evolutionary genomics, sequence analysis, genomics, genome annotation, genomic technologies, cleft lip and palate
Beer LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Michael Beer, Ph.D., M.A.
The goal of research in the Beer Lab is to understand how gene regulatory information is encode...d in genomic DNA sequence. Our work uses functional genomics DNase-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and chromatin state data to computationally identify combinations of transcription factor binding sites that operate to define the activity of cell-type specific enhancers. We are currently focused on improving SVM methodology by including more general sequence features and constraints predicting the impact of SNPs on enhancer activity (delta-SVM) and GWAS association for specific diseases, experimentally assessing the predicted impact of regulatory element mutation in mammalian cells, systematically determining regulatory element logic from ENCODE human and mouse data, and using this sequence based regulatory code to assess common modes of regulatory element evolution and variation. view moreResearch Areas: computational biology, biomedical engineering, DNA, genomics, RNA
Casey Overby LabPrincipal Investigator:
Casey Taylor, Ph.D.
Research in the Casey Overby Lab focuses on the intersection of public health genomics and biom...edical informatics. We’re currently developing applications to support the translation of genomic research to clinical and population-based health care settings. We’re also working to develop knowledge-based ways to use big data — including electronic health records — to improve population health. view moreResearch Areas: public health, genomics, electronic health records, bioinformatics
Gail Geller LabPrincipal Investigator:
Gail Geller, Sc.D., M.H.S.
The Gail Geller Lab primarily conducts empirical quantitative and qualitative research on the e...thical and social implications of genetic testing in the adult, pediatric and family contexts. We have focused on clinical-patient communication under conditions of uncertainty; professionalism and humanism in medical education; cross-cultural variation in concepts of health and disease; and clinician suffering and moral distress. We explore these topics in a range of health care contexts, including genomics, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and palliative care. Our researchers have a longstanding interest in medical socialization, provider-patient communication under conditions of uncertainty and cultural differences in attitudes toward health and disease. We also explore the intersection of CAM and bioethics, as well as the role of palliative care in chronic diseases, such as muscular dystrophy and sickle cell disease. view moreResearch Areas: palliative care, patient-provider relationships, genomics, complementary and alternative medicines, bioethics
Ken Hui LabPrincipal Investigator:
Ken Hui, M.D., Ph.D.
The Hui lab performs basic, translational and clinical research on genetics and genomics of neu...rogastroenterological disorders.Research Areas: Genetics and genomics of neurogastroenterological disorders
Li Gao LabPrincipal Investigator:
Li Gao, M.D., Ph.D.
The Li Gao Lab researches functional genomics, molecular genetics and epigenetics of complex ca...rdiopulmonary and allergic diseases, with a focus on translational research applying fundamental genetic insight into the clinical setting. Current research includes implementation of high-throughput technologies in the fields of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), massively parallel sequencing, gene expression analysis, epigenetic mapping and integrative genomics in ongoing research of complex lung diseases and allergic diseases including asthma, atopic dermatitis (AD), pulmonary arterial hypertension, COPD, sepsis and acute lung injury/ARDS; and epigenetic contributions to pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with systemic sclerosis. view moreResearch Areas: pulmonary arterial hypertension, molecular genetics, cardiopulmonary diseases, asthma, epigenetics, complex lung disease, allergies, genomics, COPD, atopic dermatitis
Liliana Florea LabPrincipal Investigator:
Liliana Florea, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Research in the Liliana Florea Lab applies computational techniques toward modeling and problem... solving in biology and genetic medicine. We work to develop computational methods for analyzing large-scale sequencing data to help characterize molecular mechanisms of diseases. The specific application areas of our research include genome analysis and comparison, cDNA-to-genome alignment, gene and alternative splicing annotation, RNA editing, microbial comparative genomics, miRNA genomics and computational vaccine design. Our most recent studies seek to achieve accurate and efficient RNA-seq correction and explore the role of HCV viral miRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma. view moreResearch Areas: evolutionary genomics, vaccines, carcinoma, cancer, genomics, bioinformatics, RNA, comparative genomics
Phenotyping and Pathology CoreLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Cory Brayton, D.V.M.
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
The Phenotyping Core promotes functional genomics and other preclinical translational science a...t Johns Hopkins. We assist and collaborate in the characterization and use of genetically and phenotypically relevant animal models of disease and gene function. view moreResearch Areas: pathobiology, phenotyping, translational research, genomics
Salzberg LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Steven Salzberg, Ph.D.
Research in the Salzberg Lab focuses on the development of new computational methods for analys...is of DNA from the latest sequencing technologies. Over the years, we have developed and applied software to many problems in gene finding, genome assembly, comparative genomics, evolutionary genomics and sequencing technology itself. Our current work emphasizes analysis of DNA and RNA sequenced with next-generation technology. view moreResearch Areas: computational biology, DNA, genomics, sequencing technology, biostatistics, RNA
Seth Blackshaw LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Seth Blackshaw, Ph.D.
The Seth Blackshaw Lab uses functional genomics and proteomics to rapidly identify the molecula...r mechanisms that regulate cell specification and survival in both the retina and hypothalamus. We have profiled gene expression in both these tissues, from the start to the end of neurogenesis, characterizing the cellular expression patterns of more than 1,800 differentially expressed transcripts in both tissues. Working together with the lab of Heng Zhu in the Department of Pharmacology, we have also generated a protein microarray comprised of nearly 20,000 unique full-length human proteins, which we use to identify biochemical targets of developmentally important genes of interest. view moreResearch Areas: retina, central nervous system, biochemistry, hypothalamus, proteomics, genomics
Tamara O'Connor LabPrincipal Investigator:
Tamara O'Connor, Ph.D.
The O'Connor Lab studies the molecular basis of infectious disease using Legionella pneumophila... pathogenesis as a model system.Research Areas: infectious disease, Legionella pneumophila, genomics, pathogenesis, molecular biology
We are looking at the network of molecular interactions acting at the host-pathogen interface. Specifically, we use L. pneumophila pathogenesis to examine the numerous mechanisms by which an intracellular bacterial pathogen can establish infection, how it exploits host cell machinery to accomplish this, and how individual proteins and their component pathways coordinately contribute to disease.
We are also studying the role of environmental hosts in the evolution of human pathogens. Using genetics and functional genomics, we compare and contrast the repertoires of virulence proteins required for growth in a broad assortment of hosts, how the network of molecular interactions differs between hosts, and the mechanisms by which L. pneumophila copes with this variation.
The Arking LabPrincipal Investigator:
Dan Arking, Ph.D.
The Arking Lab studies the genomics of complex human disease, with the primary goal of identify...ing and characterizing genetics variants that modify risk for human disease. The group has pioneered the use of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), which allow for an unbiased screen of virtually all common genetic variants in the genome. The lab is currently developing improved GWAS methodology, as well as exploring the integration of additional genome level data (RNA expression, DNA methylation, protein expression) to improve the power to identify specific genetic influences of disease.Research Areas: autism, genetics, aging, cardiovascular diseases, sudden cardiac death
The Arking Lab is actively involved in researching:
• autism, a childhood neuropsychiatric disorder
• cardiovascular genomics, with a focus on electrophysiology and sudden cardiac death (SCD)
• electrophysiology is the study of the flow of ions in biological tissues
Dan E. Arking, PhD, is an associate professor at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University. view more
Zhaozhu Qiu LaboratoryLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Zhaozhu Qiu, Ph.D.
Ion channels are pore-forming membrane proteins gating the flow of ions across the cell membran...e. Among their many functions, ion channels regulate cell volume, control epithelial fluid secretion, and generate the electrical impulses in our brain. The Qiu Lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach including high-throughput functional genomics, electrophysiology, biochemistry, and mouse genetics to discover novel ion channels and to elucidate their role in health and disease. view moreResearch Areas: ion channel, neurological disease, electrophysiology, functional genomics, sensory neuroscience