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Dr. Nancy J. Cox PhD

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Vanderbilt University
2100 West End Ave.Suite 700
Nashville , Tennessee 37203
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  • Ph.D. , human genetics
  • B.S. degree , biology
    University of Notre Dame
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Invited Speakers » 2016 Lorne Genome Conference, 31 Jan 2016 [cached]
Nancy Cox
Nancy J. Cox is a quantitative human geneticist whose research program focuses on identifying and characterizing the genetic component to common human diseases. Her lab is computational, and recent research has focused on the development and application of data integration approaches across transcriptome and genome variation. Current funded research in her laboratory includes methods development for the GTEx (Genotype Tissue Expression) project, as well as applications projects in type 2 diabetes, neuropsychiatric disorders, pharmacogenomics phenotypes, and genome studies in electronic health records. Dr. Cox spent 28 years as a faculty member at the University of Chicago before accepting a position to direct the new Vanderbilt Genetics Institute in 2015. She is now the Mary Phillips Edmonds Gray Professor of Genetics, and Director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and the Division of Genetic Medicine at Vanderbilt University. A primary focus of her current research activities is BioVU, the biobank at Vanderbilt University with more than 214,000 DNA samples linked to a 30-year-old high quality electronic health record, with genome interrogation on >100,000 of the samples available in 2016. Dr. Cox is a Fellow of the AAAS, a 2008 co-winner of the Landon Award from the AACR, and president-elect of the American Society of Human Genetics.
P-STAR Profile - PGRN Web Site - Confluence, 13 May 2015 [cached]
Nancy J. Cox, Ph.D. Mary Phillips Edmonds Gray Professor of Genetics Director, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute
Dr. Cox is a quantitative ... [cached]
Dr. Cox is a quantitative human geneticist whose research program focuses on the identification and characterization of genetic variation contributing to common human disease and related complex traits.
Nancy J. Cox earned a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1978, and a Ph.D. in human genetics from Yale in 1982. After conducting post-doctoral research at Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania, she joined the University of Chicago in 1987, where she was Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics and Chief of the Section of Genetic Medicine. Her research has been focused on the identification and characterization of genetic variation contributing to common human diseases and related complex traits. Her laboratory is currently working to integrate information on DNA variation with information on genome function for statistical analysis of genotype and sequence data on a wide variety of human phenotypes. Dr. Cox is part of the GTEx project, and through the PAAR project at the University of Chicago is part of the PGRN, and a member of the T2DGENES consortium. Her active research projects include investigations into pharmacogenomcs, diabetes and its complications, breast cancer, asthma, autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette Syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific language impairment and stuttering. She was named as a Pritzker Scholar at the University of Chicago in 2012, won the Leadership Award from IGES in 2010, and was a co-winner of the Landon Award from the AACR in 2008, has been editor-in-chief of Genetic Epidemiology (2006-2011), on the editorial board for Diabetes and the American Journal of Human Genetics, a member of the Board of Directors for ASHG, and is member-at-large for the Biological Sciences Section at AAAS.
Nancy Cox, PhD, section ..., 24 Oct 2013 [cached]
Nancy Cox, PhD, section chief of Genetic Medicine at the University of Chicago and co-senior author of the PLOS Genetics report, adds, "Despite the fact that we confirm there is shared genetic liability between these two disorders, we also show there are notable differences in the types of genetic variants that contribute to risk.
Cox is a professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, and Davis a research assistant professor at the University of Chicago.
Professor Nancy Cox - The ..., 5 Nov 2014 [cached]
Professor Nancy Cox - The University of Chicago (USA)
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