Key Words: Complex Traits, Gene Networks, Epigenetics, and Cardiovascular disease
My research focuses on using model organism populations to study cardiovascular disease. I obtained my PhD in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA, where I began working with the Hybrid Mouse Diversity Panel to study the genetics underlying heart failure. In my postdoc, I expanded into studying the epigenome and developing new co-expression network algorithms to study the concerted effects of multiple genes on phenotypes relating to cardiovascular disorders. I am excited to be at UNC, one of the best places in the world for mouse genetics and continue my work applying bioinformatic techniques in these populations as well as pursuing several candidate genes through collaborative efforts.
Christoph Rau in UNC Genetics News
November 2, 2020
Department of Genetics Publications for October 11-31, 2020
Department of Genetics faculty, postdocs, students and collaborators published 18 papers during October 11-31, 2020. Survival, Pathologic Response, and Genomics in CALGB 40601 (Alliance), a Neoadjuvant Phase III Trial of Paclitaxel-Trastuzumab With or Without Lapatinib in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer. Fernandez-Martinez A, Krop IE, Hillman DW, Polley MY, Parker JS, Huebner L, Hoadley KA, …
July 16, 2020
Christoph Rau, PhD Awarded R00 from NHLBI
Dr. Christoph Rau (Assistant Professor, Genetics) was awarded an R00 grant from NHLBI for his project titled “Discovery of Novel Epigenetic Regulators of Heart Failure in a Panel of Mice”.
April 9, 2020
Department of Genetics Welcomes Drs. Christoph Rau and Alex Rubinsteyn
Christoph Rau, PhD and Alex Rubinsteyn, PhD joined the Department of Genetics/Computational Medicine Program as Assistant Professors on the tenure track, effective March 1, 2020.