Dr. James E. Hixson
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences
- Molecular genetics
- Genetics of common disease
- Gene structure and expression in atherosclerosis
The research in my laboratory is focused on identification of genes that underlie predisposition to common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, 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.
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.
Office: RAS W-422
Ph.D. - University of Michigan - 1983