Blanca Elena Himes, Ph.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Medicine|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Address||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
Channing Division of Network Medicine
181 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Available: 09/02/13, Expires: 08/29/14
Asthma, the most common chronic disease of children and young adults, is a complex disease that is caused by various genetic and environmental factors. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of this disease by integrating various genome-scale datasets, including RNA-Seq and gene association study results. Phenotypes that are being studied include some related to asthma treatment (e.g., bronchodilator response), and others related disease pathophysiology (e.g., airway hyperresponsiveness). Student projects involve using R and other programming languages to integrate the results of various past and current genome-scale studies to identify genes and/or gene variants involved in asthma.
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