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Topic: Genetics

Dana Dolinoy Dana Dolinoy, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 647-3155 E-mail: ddolinoy@umich.edu
Faculty Profile
Video: http://youtu.be/D9CzvalZ2zY

  • Dana Dolinoy's lab investigates environmental epigenetics and gene-environment interactions. It is increasingly recognized that environmental exposure to chemical, nutritional, and behavioral factors alters gene expression and affects health and disease by not only mutating promoter and coding regions of genes, but also by modifying the epigenome.
  • Current projects look at in utero exposure to Bisphenol A and effects on the fetal epigenome; environmental and epigenomic profiling of pre-adolescent females in rural versus urban populations; and effect on on the epigenome of early life exposures (to lead, oxidative stress, iron deficiency).
  • The American Society for Nutrition chose Dana Dolinoy as recipient of the 2011 Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development, which is given to a young investigator for a substantial body of independent research with potential relevance to improving child health.

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SPH Faculty Experts for Genetics

Michael BoehnkeMichael Boehnke, PhD

Professor in Biostatistics
Phone: (734) 936-1001 E-mail: boehnke@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on problems of study design and statistical analysis of human genetic data, with a particular emphasis on development and application of statistical methods for human gene mapping.      MORE

Dana DolinoyDana Dolinoy, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 647-3155 E-mail: ddolinoy@umich.edu

  • Dana Dolinoy's lab investigates environmental epigenetics and gene-environment interactions. It is increasingly recognized that environmental exposure to chemical, nutritional, and behavioral factors alters gene expression and affects health and disease by not only mutating promoter and coding regions of genes, but also by modifying the epigenome.      MORE

Sharon KardiaSharon Kardia, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 936-0866 E-mail: skardia@umich.edu

  • Co-director of the UM Life Sciences & Society program (http://www.lifesciences.umich.edu/lss/index.html); director of the SPH Public Health Genetics Program.     MORE

Carl MarrsCarl Marrs, PhD

Associate Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 647-2407 E-mail: cfmarrs@umich.edu

  • Involved in molecular epidemiologic approaches to urinary tract infection gene discovery & Group B Streptococcus; also works on virulence related genetic variation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis & the Haemophilus influenzae genes associated with acute otitis media (ear infection).     MORE

Scott RobertsScott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.     MORE

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