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Wei Chen, PhD

Wei Chen, PhD
Job Title Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave., Suite Rangos Research Building, 9th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-6241 Phone
412-692-7636 Fax

Education and Training

Graduate School

2011 PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
2006 MS, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

 

Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American Statistical Association

Publications

  • Chen W, Boutaoui N, Brehm JM, Han Y, Schmitz C, Acosta-Pérez E, Alvarez M, Colón-Semidey A, Baccarelli A, Weeks DE, Kolls JK, Canino G, Celedón JC. Methylation of ADCYAP1R1 and Asthma in Puerto Rican Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan 17.
  • Chen W, Li B, Zeng Z, Sanna S, Sidore C, Busonero F, Kang HM, Li Y, Abecasis G. Genotype calling and haplotyping in parent-offspring trios. Genome Res. January 2013 23: 142-151;
  • Chen W, Stambolian D, Edwards AO, Branham KE, Othman M, Jakobsdottir J, Tosakulwong N, Pericak-Vance MA, Campochiaro PA, Klein ML, Tan PL, Conley YP, Kanda A, Kopplin L, Li Y, Augustaitis KJ, Karoukis AJ, Scott WK, Agarwal A, Kovach JL, Schwartz SG, Postel EA, Brooks M, Baratz KH, Brown WL; Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial Research Group, Brucker AJ, Orlin A, Brown G, Ho A, Regillo C, Donoso L, Tian L, Kaderli B, Hadley D, Hagstrom SA, Peachey NS, Klein R, Klein BE, Gotoh N, Yamashiro K, Ferris Iii F, Fagerness JA, Reynolds R, Farrer LA, Kim IK, Miller JW, Cortón M, Carracedo A, Sanchez-Salorio M, Pugh EW, Doheny KF, Brion M, Deangelis MM, Weeks DE, Zack DJ, Chew EY, Heckenlively JR, Yoshimura N, Iyengar SK, Francis PJ, Katsanis N, Seddon JM, Haines JL, Gorin MB, Abecasis GR, Swaroop A. Genetic variants near TIMP3 and high-density lipoprotein-associated loci influence susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 20;107(16):7401-6.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Development of statistical and computational methods for Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS) and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Genetic studies of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Hispanics
  • Genetic studies of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Last Update
September 6, 2013
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