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Dr. James E. Hixson

Dr. James E. Hixson

Regular Member

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

The research in my laboratory is focused on identification of genes that underlie predisposition to common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.  We apply molecular methodologies to determine the role of gene structure, variation, and expression in the pathogenesis of common diseases.  Recently, my laboratory has turned to new genomic technologies to identify novel genes that influence common diseases and their measured risk factors including next generation sequencing of whole exomes and genomes.

A tutorial in my laboratory would provide experience in discovery and typing of genetic polymorphisms, basic cloning and sequencing methods, and mapping genes for common diseases.  Potential projects would include next generation sequencing of targeted genes or whole exomes in participants of large epidemiological studies of common diseases, as well as bioinformatic and statistical analyses of sequence data.  



School of Public Health Faculty

Program Affiliation:

Program in Human and Molecular Genetics

Contact Information

Phone: 713.500.9834


Office: RAS W-422

Title: Professor


Ph.D. - University of Michigan - 1983