Molecular Genetic Epidemiology Section

Overview

Our laboratory focuses on the contribution of rare and common genetic variants to complex human disease such as HIV and HBV infection and outcomes, and to health disparities in African Americans, particularly the instance of chronic kidney disease.  

Focus

Health disparities in kidney disease 

  • Study how different diseases lead to kidney disease, including: 
    • HIV-associated kidney disease 
    • Chronic kidney disease 
    • APOL1-associated kidney disease 
  • Evaluate genetic explanations for health disparities.