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Basic Research Director, Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




BS: University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

PhD: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.


A Novel Homozygous Mutation of the Acid-Labile Subunit (IGFALS) Gene in a Male Adolescent. Poyrazoglu, S; Hwa, V; Bas, F; Dauber, A; Rosenfeld, R; Darendeliler, F. JCRPE Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology. 2019; 11:432-438.

Low IGF-I Bioavailability Impairs Growth and Glucose Metabolism in a Mouse Model of Human PAPPA2 p.Ala1033Val Mutation. Fujimoto, M; Andrew, M; Liao, L; Zhang, D; Yildirim, G; Sluss, P; Kalra, B; Kumar, A; Yakar, S; Hwa, V; et al. Endocrinology. 2019; 160:1363-1376.

Laron syndrome related to homozygous growth hormone receptor c.784 > C mutation in a patient with hypoplastic pulmonary arteries. Akinci, A; Karakurt, C; Hwa, V; Dundar, I; Camtosun, E. South African Medical Journal. 2019; 30:e7-e8.

De Novo and Inherited Pathogenic Variants in KDM3B Cause Intellectual Disability, Short Stature, and Facial Dysmorphism. Diets, IJ; van der Donk, R; Baltrunaite, K; Waanders, E; Reijnders, MR F; Dingemans, AJ M; Pfundt, R; Vulto-van Silfhout, AT; Wiel, L; Gilissen, C; et al. The American Journal of Human Genetics. 2019; 104:758-766.

Nonclassical GH Insensitivity: Characterization of Mild Abnormalities of GH Action. Storr, HL; Chatterjee, S; Metherell, LA; Foley, C; Rosenfeld, RG; Backeljauw, PF; Dauber, A; Savage, MO; Hwa, V. Endocrine Reviews. 2019; 40:476-505.

Gain-of-function DNMT3A mutations cause microcephalic dwarfism and hypermethylation of Polycomb-regulated regions. Heyn, P; Logan, CV; Fluteau, A; Challis, RC; Auchynnikava, T; Martin, C; Marsh, JA; Taglini, F; Kilanowski, F; Parry, DA; et al. Nature Genetics. 2019; 51:96-105.

Dominant-negative STAT5B mutations cause growth hormone insensitivity with short stature and mild immune dysregulation. Klammt, J; Neumann, D; Gevers, EF; Andrew, SF; Schwartz, ID; Rockstroh, D; Colombo, R; Sanchez, MA; Vokurkova, D; Kowalczyk, J; et al. Nature Communications. 2018; 9.

Partial growth hormone insensitivity and dysregulatory immune disease associated with de novo germline activating STAT3 mutations. Gutierrez, M; Scaglia, P; Keselman, A; Martucci, L; Karabatas, L; Domene, S; Martin, A; Pennisi, P; Blanco, M; Sanguineti, N; et al. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 2018; 473:166-177.

PAPPA2 as a therapeutic modulator of IGF-I bioavailability: In vivo and in vitro evidence. Andrew, M; Liao, L; Fujimoto, M; Khoury, J; Hwa, V; Dauber, A. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 2018; 2:646-656.

Adrenal Insufficiency, Sex Reversal, and Angelman Syndrome due to Uniparental Disomy Unmasking a Mutation in CYP11A1. Kim, A; Fujimoto, M; Hwa, V; Backeljauw, P; Dauber, A. Hormone Research in Paediatrics: from developmental endocrinology to clinical research. 2018; 89:205-210.