What Do We Do in the Lab?

In our lab, we do genetic research by analyzing DNA from individuals and families. We collect blood or other tissue and look at the DNA inside the cells.

In our current projects, we look for mutations, or changes, in the DNA that cause a variety of birth defects including limb malformations and congenital heart defects.

In another study, we are investigating how genetic variation among people influences an individual's susceptibility to infectious disease.

We are also interested in studying how different populations vary genetically for a number of other traits.

Current Study Projects

See our projects page for additional information about our projects.

If you have questions about our studies or would like to find out how you can participate, please contact one of our study coordinators.

Thank you for your interest in our research!!