Susan Thompson, PhD

Susan Thompson, PhD

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-3899


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Molecular basis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; large-scale integrative analysis of gene expression, polymorphism and other genomic data with clinical data

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Susan Thompson, PhD, has research interests that span both genetic and functional genomic studies of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) to advance the understanding of the causes and mechanisms of disease pathogenesis. A genome-wide screen for JRA susceptibility traits has been completed and defined several regions for linkage mapping and candidate gene analysis. In addition, complementary approaches that measure global gene expression patterns using DNA microarrays are also being used to understand the molecular basis for disease.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis, TN, 1988.

Fellowship: Immunology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, 1988-1991.

Fellowship: Molecular Genetics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1991-1994.


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