Genetics faculty members Dr. Laura Raffield (Assistant Professor) and Dr. Lisa Tarantino (Professor) awarded subcontracts.
-Dr. Laura Raffield (Assistant Professor) received a subcontract from The University of Texas Health Science Center as part of the NHLBI-funded TOPMed Informatics Research Center. She and a postdoctoral fellow will lead a cross-cohort analysis of TOPMed-generated metabolomics data to evaluate the association of metabolites with sex. Dr. Raffield was also awarded a subcontract from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for an NHLBI-funded R01 titled “Novel metabolite and microbiota pathways for hyperuricemia and gout”, for which she will coordinate analysis of sex-related metabolomic signatures in gout in TOPMed cohorts.
-Dr. Lisa Tarantino (Professor) received a subcontract from the Jackson Laboratory for a NIDA-funded P50 titled “Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction”. As PI of Project 2, she will work with the Behavioral Phenotyping Core to develop and implement a protocol for assessing incentive sensitization in Collaborative Cross (CC) mice. Her lab will also partner with the Integrative Genetics and Genomics Core to select extreme responding CC strains for in-depth characterization and continue genetic mapping studies.