John B. Harley, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE)
John B. Harley, MD, PhD, is a rheumatologist and biochemist with special clinical and research interests in the genetic etiology of inflammatory diseases. His experimental focus is the many genetic effects and environmental causes of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and related inflammatory diseases. Through this work, nearly 50 genes are known and Epstein Barr virus has been identified to trigger the systemic autoimmunity of lupus. Dr. Harley also builds infrastructure with which to do high throughput genotyping, expression analysis, and epigenetics, which he makes available to his colleagues from around the world. In recent experiments, Dr. Harley organized the logistics of managing >18,000 subjects at >30,000 genetic markers, 3200 subjects at 1.2 million markers, and 10,000 subjects at 196,000 markers. Dr. Harley is committed to all of the steps between association detection through replication and toward identifying the possible functional genetic variants and to pursuing their biology.
Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Perinatal Institute
Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD, is a pediatric endocrinologist whose research efforts seek to define the mechanisms controlling the timing for birth in humans to prevent or better treat human preterm labor. Recent efforts analyze the contribution of genetic determinants to preterm birth. A second area of investigation is elucidation of the molecular pathways involved in the behavioral and neuroendocrine responses to stress.
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Peter S. White, PhD
Director, Division of Biomedical Informatics
Peter S. White, PhD, serves as the director of the Division of Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and as the Rieveschl Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. He oversees informatics research and resources at both institutions. He also serves as co-director of Cincinnati Children’s Center for Pediatric Genomics.