Members in the Center for Precision Medicine bring together expertise in sample collection and archiving, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbial -omics, cell biology, and computational biology including integrated omics to understand the transition of normal physiology to dysregulated disease processes at the molecular level.

                                Scientific Projects and Technologies at the Center for Precision Medicine

                              Scientific Projects and Technologies at the Center for Precision Medicine


Scientific Projects

Below you find newly initiated collaborative projects that involve multiple investigators from the Center for Precision Medicine. For more information, please contact the investigators directly.

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The Molecular Biology of Burnout and Resilience: Project to study the medical and molecular factors contributing to burnout in the workplace.
Contacts: Reto Asmis, Ph.D., Michael Olivier, Ph.D.

Systemic Metabolic Programming in a Nonhuman Primate Model of Metabolic Disease: Pilot study to characterize the impact of nutrition and diet on health.
Contacts: Laura Cox, Ph.D., Kim Reeves, Ph.D., Tony Reeves, Ph.D.

Biobanking: Development of a resource that includes biological samples linked to phenotypic data for research projects related to aging, cardiometabolic disease, bioenergetics, and immune function.
Contacts: Laura Cox, Ph.D., Kim Reeves, Ph.D., Tony Reeves, Ph.D.

The TOPS GENOME Registry: A new community resource for obesity research.
(link here to TOPS Genome Registry website)
Contacts: Michael Olivier, Ph.D., Hector Guillen, Ph.D.

 

Technologies

High Throughput Sequencing
-Illumina Next Seq 500-

Genomics: whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and targeted sequencing
Transcriptomics: RNA-Seq, small RNA-Seq

Contacts: Laura Cox, Ph.D., Greg Hawkins, Ph.D.

 

 

Metagenomics: microbiome whole genome sequencing; Contact: Kim Reeves, Ph.D.
(Link to Omics 101 Video Presentation on new page)


Mass Spectrometry – Thermo Orbitrap Lumos Tribrid LC-MS System
Proteomics: Tissues, blood products, exosomes
Contacts: Hector Guillen, Ph.D., Michael Olivier, Ph.D.

(Link to Video URL on new page)

 


Mass Spectrometry – Thermo QExactive Orbitrap Gas Chromatograsphy (GC)-MS System
Metabolomics: Tissues, blood products, exosomes, CSF;  microbiome
Contacts: Andrew Bishop, Ph.D., Biswapriya Misra, Ph.D

(Link to Omics 101 Video Presentation on new page)


 Dr. Andrew Bishop

Dr. Andrew Bishop

Mass Spectrometry –
LECO Pegasus Gas
Chromatograsphy (GC)-MS System

Metabolomics, untargeted: Breath
Contact: Andrew Bishop, Ph.D.


Single Cell Analysis
Cell sorting
Western blot analysis

Contacts: Yong Joo Ahn, M.D., Reto Asmis, Ph.D.
RNA-Seq
Contact: Greg Hawkins, Ph.D.

Link to Omics 101 video presentation on new page
 


HyCCAPP - Hybridization Capture of Chromatin-Associated Proteins for Proteomics
Analysis of Protein-DNA interactions
Contacts: Hector Guillen, Ph.D., Michael Olivier, Ph.D.

(Link to Omics 101 Video Presentation on new page)


Computational biology
 

 Dr. Jeannie Chan

Dr. Jeannie Chan

High Throughput Sequence data analysis: DNA Seq, RNA Seq, small RNA Seq for human and model organisms including nonhuman primates, sheep, rats, and mice
Contacts: Jeannie Chan, Ph.D., Laura Cox, Ph.D.

 


 Dr. Ellen Quillen

Dr. Ellen Quillen

Admixture Modeling: Identification of admixture and population history events (e.g. natural selection and drift) that influence modern population-level differences in allele frequencies.
Contact: Ellen Quillen, Ph.D.


Proteomics Data Analysis: Quantitative analysis of proteomic changes and posttranslational modifications in biological systems
Contacts: Michael Olivier, Ph.D., Ellen Quillen, Ph.D.


 Dr. Biswapriya Misra

Dr. Biswapriya Misra

Metabolomics Data Analysis: Data mining using annotation tools, visualization tools, pathway curation, and phylogenomics
Contact:
Biswapriya Misra, Ph.D.


Network Analysis: Ingenuity Pathway Analysis and Weighted Gene Coexpression Network Analysis
Contacts: Jeannie Chan, Ph.D.,
Sobha Puppala, Ph.D.

(click here for the Video Presentation on new page)

 


Integrated Omics: Unbiased integration of untargeted genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics data
Contacts: Laura Cox, Ph.D., Biswapriya Misra, Ph.D., Ellen Quillen, Ph.D., Michael Olivier, Ph.D.

(click here for video presentation on separate page)


Integrated Microbiome omics: Unbiased integration of untargeted genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics data  (click here for the Video Presentation on new page)
Contact: Kim Reeves, Ph.D.


 Dr. Sobha Puppala

Dr. Sobha Puppala

Statistical Genetics: Identification of genetic variation associated with quantitative trait variation
Contacts: Sobha Puppala, Ph.D., Ellen Quillen, Ph.D.


 Summer student intern Taylor Outlaw analyzing data

Summer student intern Taylor Outlaw analyzing data

Modeling of Molecular Targets: Development and characterization of diagnostic antibodies, protein drug formulation and early phase small molecule drug discovery
Contact: Tony Reeves, Ph.D.