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Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Genetics, Human Genetics, Prevention of Preterm Birth

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My Education

MD: West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China, 1997.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.

My Publications

Association of perfluoroalkyl substances exposure with cardiometabolic traits in an island population of the eastern Adriatic coast of Croatia. Chen, A; Jandarov, R; Zhou, L; Calafat, AM; Zhang, G; Urbina, EM; Sarac, J; Augustin, DH; Caric, T; Bockor, L; et al. Science of the Total Environment. 2019; 683:29-36.

Maternal and fetal genetic effects on birth weight and their relevance to cardio-metabolic risk factors. Warrington, NM; Beaumont, RN; Horikoshi, M; Day, FR; Helgeland, O; Laurin, C; Bacelis, J; Peng, S; Hao, K; Feenstra, B; et al. Nature Genetics. 2019; 51:804-814.

Spontaneous premature birth as a target of genomic research. Hallman, M; Haapalainen, A; Huusko, JM; Karjalainen, MK; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Ramet, M. Pediatric Research. 2019; 85:422-431.

Novel phenotype-disease matching tool for rare genetic diseases. Chen, J; Xu, H; Jegga, A; Zhang, K; White, PS; Zhang, G. Genetics in Medicine. 2019; 88:341-348.

A genome-wide association study identifies only two ancestry specific variants associated with spontaneous preterm birth. Rappoport, N; Toung, J; Hadley, D; Wong, RJ; Fujioka, K; Reuter, J; Abbott, CW; Oh, S; Hu, D; Eng, C; et al. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8.

Data descriptor: Enabling precision medicine in neonatology, an integrated repository for preterm birth research. Sirota, M; Thomas, CG; Liu, R; Zuhl, M; Banerjee, P; Wong, RJ; Quaintance, CC; Leite, R; Chubiz, J; Anderson, R; et al. Scientific Data. 2018; 5.

Uterine distention as a factor in birth timing: retrospective nationwide cohort study in Sweden. Bacelis, J; Juodakis, J; Waldorf, KM A; Sengpiel, V; Muglia, LJ; Zhang, G; Jacobsson, B. BMJ Open. 2018; 8:e022929-e022929.

Genetic studies of gestational duration and preterm birth. Zhang, G; Srivastava, A; Bacelis, J; Juodakis, J; Jacobsson, B; Muglia, LJ. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018; 52:33-47.

Whole exome sequencing reveals HSPA1L as a genetic risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth. Huusko, JM; Karjalainen, MK; Graham, BE; Zhang, G; Farrow, EG; Miller, NA; Jacobsson, B; Eidem, HR; Murray, JC; Bedell, B; et al. PLoS Genetics. 2018; 14:e1007394-e1007394.

Genome-wide association study of offspring birth weight in 86 577 women identifies five novel loci and highlights maternal genetic effects that are independent of fetal genetics. Beaumont, RN; Warrington, NM; Cavadino, A; Tyrrell, J; Nodzenski, M; Horikoshi, M; Geller, F; Myhre, R; Richmond, RC; Paternoster, L; et al. Human Molecular Genetics. 2018; 27:742-756.