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Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions

Human Genetics, Prevention of Preterm Birth

Blog Posts

Six Gene Loci Associated with Gestational Duration

Genomics and Development

Six Gene Loci Associated with Gestational Duration

Ge Zhang, MD, PhD, Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD7/1/2019

My Education

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

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

My Publications

Accounting for diverse evolutionary forces reveals mosaic patterns of selection on human preterm birth loci. LaBella, AL; Abraham, A; Pichkar, Y; Fong, SL; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Abbot, P; Rokas, A; Capra, JA. Nature Communications. 2020; 11.

Changes in data management contribute to temporal variation in gestational duration distribution in the Swedish Medical Birth Registry. Modzelewska, D; Sole-Navais, P; Sandstrom, A; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Flatley, C; Nilsson, S; Jacobsson, B. PLoS ONE. 2020; 15:e0241911-e0241911.

Dissecting maternal and fetal genetic effects underlying the associations between maternal phenotypes, birth outcomes, and adult phenotypes: A mendelian-randomization and haplotype-based genetic score analysis in 10,734 mother–infant pairs. Chen, J; Bacelis, J; Sole-Navais, P; Srivastava, A; Juodakis, J; Rouse, A; Hallman, M; Teramo, K; Melbye, M; Feenstra, B; et al. PLoS Medicine. 2020; 17:e1003305-e1003305.

Importance of the environment for gestational duration variability and correlation between relatives - results from the Medical Swedish Birth Registry, 1973-2012. Modzelewska, D; Sole-Navais, P; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Nilsson, S; Jacobsson, B. PLoS ONE. 2020; 15:e0236494-e0236494.

Maternal dietary selenium intake is associated with increased gestational length and decreased risk of preterm delivery. Barman, M; Brantsaerer, AL; Nilsson, S; Haugen, M; Lundh, T; Jr, CG F; Zhang, G; Muglia, LJ; Meltzer, HM; Jacobsson, B; et al. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science. 2020; 123:209-219.

Association of Genetic Risk of Obesity with Postoperative Complications Using Mendelian Randomization. Robinson, JR; Carroll, RJ; Bastarache, L; Chen, Q; Mou, Z; Wei, W; Connolly, JJ; Mentch, F; Sleiman, P; Crane, PK; et al. World Journal of Surgery. 2020; 44:84-94.

Variants in the fetal genome near pro-inflammatory cytokine genes on 2q13 associate with gestational duration. Liu, X; Helenius, D; Skotte, L; Beaumont, RN; Wielscher, M; Geller, F; Juodakis, J; Mahajan, A; Bradfield, JP; Lin, FT; et al. Nature Communications. 2019; 10.

Maternal genome and pregnancy outcomes. Monangi, N; Zhang, G; Hallman, M; Teramo, K; Jacobson, B; Muglia, L. In: Hod M; Berghella V; Dalton M; Gratacos E; Fanos V, Ed. New Technologies and Perinatal Medicine Prediction and Prevention of Pregnancy Complications. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2019.

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.