Ravindranath Duggirala, Ph.D.

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Professor

South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute

School of Medicine

Office: Edinburg Campus, EREBL, Room 2.104
1201 West University Dr.
Edinburg, TX.  78539
Phone: +1 (956)-665-6456
Email: ravindranath.duggirala@utrgv.edu

Education

1995 Ph.D. Anthropology/Biological Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

1991 M.A. Anthropology, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA

1978 M.Sc. Human Genetics and Physical Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India



Research Focus

With dual interests in anthropological genetics and genetic epidemiology, Dr. Duggirala’s research group pursues a wide range of human population studies around the world. Past, present and future collaborative projects include investigations of genetic and cultural influences on lipids in Mennonites from Kansas and Nebraska; localization and identification of genes that influence susceptibility to complex diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), metabolic syndrome (MS), cardiovascular disease, diabetic nephropathy, and gallbladder disease (GBD) in Mexican Americans; genetic studies of T2DM in native populations in India; and genetic studies of tuberculosis in Mexican populations in Chihuahua, Mexico.

The growing epidemic of childhood obesity and its complications prompted Dr. Duggirala’s research group to conduct a unique study of nondiabetic children and youth aged 6-17 years from large predominantly lower-income Mexican American families known to be at increased risk for diabetes. The San Antonio Family Assessment of Metabolic Risk Indicators in Youth (SAFARI) study has generated data showing that many of the children are headed early toward T2DM-related health problems including obesity, pre-diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Critical findings generated by the project suggest that if screening of high-risk children could be performed by age six, it would provide an improved window of opportunity for interventions (e.g., diet and physical activity) that could delay or prevent the development of major health issues later in life. Dr. Duggirala is now seeking to implement culturally-sensitive and family-based lifestyle interventions for Mexican American children and adolescents to prevent the development of future serious health problems. 

Dr. Duggirala’s research group is strongly committed to major collaborative efforts such as the T2D-GENES Consortium. The Consortium is an effort to confirm and characterize the genetic associations for T2DM identified from recent genome-wide association studies as well as to identify additional novel T2DM susceptibility genes/variants in the Mexican American population. The T2D-GENES project examines similarities and differences in the distribution of T2DM susceptibility variants among five ancestry groups: Europeans, East Asians, South Asians, Hispanic Americans, and African Americans. Dr. Duggirala’s research group is now part of the newly formed Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) T2D-GENES consortium that will build on and expand the research activities of the T2D-GENES consortium.

At the international level, the research group has established an NIH-funded Collaborative Research Partnership (CRP) between two US institutions (including the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) and three institutions in India to evaluate genetic determinants of T2DM among Indian populations. Another collaborative project aims to use genome-metabolome technologies to identify novel genetically-driven small molecule biomarkers to predict diabetes risk linked to early onset of T2DM at lower obesity thresholds, using data from Punjabi/Sikh families from India, and to explore their relevance to multi-ethnic populations of the US. Dr. Duggirala also has led collaborative interactions between U.S. and Mexican researchers that have resulted in a growing program on the genetics of susceptibility to tuberculosis and a paper on the epidemiology of TB in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Intramural Appointments

    

Extramural Appointments

  • Member, Admissions Committee, UTRGV School of Medicine

  • Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • Adjunct Professor, Division of Diabetes, Department of Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

  • Member, Steering Committee, Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) Genetic Exploration by Next-Generation Sequencing in Ethnic

      Samples (T2D-GENES) Consortium (NIDDK)

  • Member, Steering Committee, Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) T2D-GENES Consortium (NIDDK)

  • Member, AMP T2D GENES Data Working Group

  • Member, U.S. Consortium Steering Committee, International Consortium for the Study of Tuberculosis (ICST),

      University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Applied Genetic Epidemiology Journal

  • Reviewer, Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS)/Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA),

      Pilot Projects, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

  • Member, VA SPLM (MVP beta-test projects) Review Committee (Teleconference Participant)

  • Member (IRB-3), Institutional Review Board-3, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (until 09/15)

  • Alternate Member (IRB-1), Institutional Review Board-1, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (until 09/15)

  • Alternate Member (IRB-2), Institutional Review Board-2, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (until 09/15)

  • Alternate Member (IRB-E), Institutional Review Board-E, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (until 09/15)

Recent Publications

  • He KY, Kelly TN, Wang H, Liang J, Zhu L, Cade BE, Assimes TL, Becker LC, Beitelshees AL, Bielak LF, Bress AP, Brody JA, Chang YC, Chang YC, de Vries PS, Duggirala R, Fox ER, Franceschini N, Furniss AL, Gao Y, Guo X, Haessler J, Hung YJ, Hwang SJ, Irvin MR, Kalyani RR, Liu CT, Liu C, Martin LW, Montasser ME, Muntner PM, Mwasongwe S, Naseri T, Palmas W, Reupena MS, Rice KM, Sheu WH, Shimbo D, Smith JA, Snively BM, Yanek LR, Zhao W, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Chen YI, Correa A, Cupples LA, Curran JE, Fornage M, He J, Hou L, Kaplan RC, Kardia SLR, Kenny EE, Kooperberg C, Lloyd-Jones D, Loos RJF, Mathias RA, McGarvey ST, Mitchell BD, North KE, Peyser PA, Psaty BM, Raffield LM, Rao DC, Redline S, Reiner AP, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Taylor KD, Tracy R, Vasan RS; Samoan Obesity, Lifestyle and Genetic Adaptations Study (OLaGA) Group, NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium, Morrison AC, Levy D, Chakravarti A, Arnett DK, Zhu X. Rare coding variants in RCN3 are associated with blood pressure. BMC Genomics. 2022 Feb 19;23(1):148. doi: 10.1186/s12864-022-08356-4.
  • Morales LD, Cromack DT, Tripathy D, Fourcaudot M, Kumar S, Curran JE, Carless M, Göring HHH, Hu SL, Lopez-Alvarenga JC, Garske KM, Pajukanta P, Small KS, Glastonbury CA, Das SK, Langefeld C, Hanson RL, Hsueh WC, Norton L, Arya R, Mummidi S, Blangero J, DeFronzo RA, Duggirala R, Jenkinson CP. Further evidence supporting a potential role for ADH1B in obesity. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 21;11(1):1932. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80563-z.PMID: 33479282 
  • Mummidi S, Farook VS, Reddivari L, Hernandez-Ruiz J, Diaz-Badillo A, Fowler SP, Resendez RG, Akhtar F, Lehman DM, Jenkinson CP, Arya R, Lynch JL, Canas JA, DeFronzo RA, Hale DE, Blangero J, Lopez-Alvarenga JC, Duggirala R, Vanamala JKP. Serum carotenoids and Pediatric Metabolic Index predict insulin sensitivity in Mexican American children. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 13;11(1):871. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79387-8.PMID: 33441626
  • Hu Y, Stilp AM, McHugh CP, Rao S, Jain D, Zheng X, Lane J, Méric de Bellefon S, Raffield LM, Chen MH, Yanek LR, Wheeler M, Yao Y, Ren C, Broome J, Moon JY, de Vries PS, Hobbs BD, Sun Q, Surendran P, Brody JA, Blackwell TW, Choquet H, Ryan K, Duggirala R, Heard-Costa N, Wang Z, Chami N, Preuss MH, Min N, Ekunwe L, Lange LA, Cushman M, Faraday N, Curran JE, Almasy L, Kundu K, Smith AV, Gabriel S, Rotter JI, Fornage M, Lloyd-Jones DM, Vasan RS, Smith NL, North KE, Boerwinkle E, Becker LC, Lewis JP, Abecasis GR, Hou L, O'Connell JR, Morrison AC, Beaty TH, Kaplan R, Correa A, Blangero J, Jorgenson E, Psaty BM, Kooperberg C, Walton RT, Kleinstiver BP, Tang H, Loos RJF, Soranzo N, Butterworth AS, Nickerson D, Rich SS, Mitchell BD, Johnson AD, Auer PL, Li Y, Mathias RA, Lettre G, Pankratz N, Laurie CC, Laurie CA, Bauer DE, Conomos MP, Reiner AP; NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium. Whole-genome sequencing association analysis of quantitative red blood cell phenotypes: The NHLBI TOPMed program. Am J Hum Genet. 2021 May 6;108(5):874-893. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2021.04.003. Epub 2021 Apr 21. Erratum in: Am J Hum Genet. 2021 Jun 3;108(6):1165. PMID: 33887194; PMCID: PMC8206199.
  • Goodrich JK, Singer-Berk M, Son R, Sveden A, Wood J, England E, Cole JB, Weisburd B, Watts N, Caulkins L, Dornbos P, Koesterer R, Zappala Z, Zhang H, Maloney KA, Dahl A, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Atzmon G, Barajas-Olmos F, Barzilai N, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Bonnycastle LL, Bottinger E, Bowden DW, Centeno-Cruz F, Chambers JC, Chami N, Chan E, Chan J, Cheng CY, Cho YS, Contreras-Cubas C, Córdova E, Correa A, DeFronzo RA, Duggirala R, Dupuis J, Garay-Sevilla ME, García-Ortiz H, Gieger C, Glaser B, González-Villalpando C, Gonzalez ME, Grarup N, Groop L, Gross M, Haiman C, Han S, Hanis CL, Hansen T, Heard-Costa NL, Henderson BE, Hernandez JMM, Hwang MY, Islas-Andrade S, Jørgensen ME, Kang HM, Kim BJ, Kim YJ, Koistinen HA, Kooner JS, Kuusisto J, Kwak SH, Laakso M, Lange L, Lee JY, Lee J, Lehman DM, Linneberg A, Liu J, Loos RJF, Lyssenko V, Ma RCW, Martínez-Hernández A, Meigs JB, Meitinger T, Mendoza-Caamal E, Mohlke KL, Morris AD, Morrison AC, Ng MCY, Nilsson PM, O'Donnell CJ, Orozco L, Palmer CNA, Park KS, Post WS, Pedersen O, Preuss M, Psaty BM, Reiner AP, Revilla-Monsalve C, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Saleheen D, Schurmann C, Sim X, Sladek R, Small KS, So WY, Spector TD, Strauch K, Strom TM, Tai ES, Tam CHT, Teo YY, Thameem F, Tomlinson B, Tracy RP, Tuomi T, Tuomilehto J, Tusié-Luna T, van Dam RM, Vasan RS, Wilson JG, Witte DR, Wong TY; AMP-T2D-GENES Consortia, Burtt NP, Zaitlen N, McCarthy MI, Boehnke M, Pollin TI, Flannick J, Mercader JM, O'Donnell-Luria A, Baxter S, Florez JC, MacArthur DG, Udler MS. Determinants of penetrance and variable expressivity in monogenic metabolic conditions across 77,184 exomes. Nat Commun. 2021 Jun 9;12(1):3505. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23556-4.
  • Blackburn NB, Meikle PJ, Peralta JM, Kumar S, Leandro AC, Bellinger MA, Giles C, Huynh K, Mahaney MC, Göring HHH, VandeBerg JL, Williams-Blangero S, Glahn DC, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Michael LF, Curran JE. Identifying the lipidomic effects of a rare loss-of-function deletion in ANGPTL3. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2021 Jun;14(3):e003232. doi: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.120.003232. Epub 2021 Apr 22.
  • Lopez-Alvarenga JC, Martinez DA, Diaz-Badillo A, Morales LD, Arya R, Jenkinson CP, Curran JE, Lehman DM, Blangero J, Duggirala R, Mummidi S, Martinez RD. Association of HIV-1 infection and antiretroviral therapy with type 2 diabetes in the Hispanic population of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Jul 5;8:676979. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.676979.
  • Goyal S, Tanigawa Y, Zhang W, Chai JF, Almeida M, Sim X, Lerner M, Chainakul J, Ramiu JG, Seraphin C, Apple B, Vaughan A, Muniu J, Peralta J, Lehman DM, Ralhan S, Wander GS, Singh JR, Mehra NK, Sidorov E, Peyton MD, Blackett PR, Curran JE, Tai ES, van Dam R, Cheng CY, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Chambers JC, Sabanayagam C, Kooner JS, Rivas MA, Aston CE, Sanghera DK.  APOC3 genetic variation, serum triglycerides, and risk of coronary artery disease in Asian Indians, Europeans, and other ethnic groups.  Lipids Health Dis. 2021 Sep 21;20(1):113. doi: 10.1186/s12944-021-01531-8.  PMID: 34548093
  • Kim D, Justice AE, Chittoor G, Blanco E, Burrows R, Graff M, Howard AG, Wang Y, Rohde R, Buchanan VL, Voruganti VS, Almeida M, Peralta J, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Comuzzie AG, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Albala C, Santos JL, Angel B, Lozoff B, Gahagan S, North KE.  Genetic determinants of metabolic biomarkers and their associations with cardiometabolic traits in Hispanic/Latino adolescents.  Pediatr Res. 2021 Oct 13. doi: 10.1038/s41390-021-01729-7. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 34645953
  • Hindy G, Dornbos P, Chaffin MD, Liu DJ, Wang M, Selvaraj MS, Zhang D, Park J, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Antonacci-Fulton L, Ardissino D, Arnett DK, Aslibekyan S, Atzmon G, Ballantyne CM, Barajas-Olmos F, Barzilai N, Becker LC, Bielak LF, Bis JC, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Bonnycastle LL, Bottinger E, Bowden DW, Bown MJ, Brody JA, Broome JG, Burtt NP, Cade BE, Centeno-Cruz F, Chan E, Chang YC, Chen YI, Cheng CY, Choi WJ, Chowdhury R, Contreras-Cubas C, Córdova EJ, Correa A, Cupples LA, Curran JE, Danesh J, de Vries PS, DeFronzo RA, Doddapaneni H, Duggirala R, Dutcher SK, Ellinor PT, Emery LS, Florez JC, Fornage M, Freedman BI, Fuster V, Garay-Sevilla ME, García-Ortiz H, Germer S, Gibbs RA, Gieger C, Glaser B, Gonzalez C, Gonzalez-Villalpando ME, Graff M, Graham SE, Grarup N, Groop LC, Guo X, Gupta N, Han S, Hanis CL, Hansen T, He J, Heard-Costa NL, Hung YJ, Hwang MY, Irvin MR, Islas-Andrade S, Jarvik GP, Kang HM, Kardia SLR, Kelly T, Kenny EE, Khan AT, Kim BJ, Kim RW, Kim YJ, Koistinen HA, Kooperberg C, Kuusisto J, Kwak SH, Laakso M, Lange LA, Lee J, Lee J, Lee S, Lehman DM, Lemaitre RN, Linneberg A, Liu J, Loos RJF, Lubitz SA, Lyssenko V, Ma RCW, Martin LW, Martínez-Hernández A, Mathias RA, McGarvey ST, McPherson R, Meigs JB, Meitinger T, Melander O, Mendoza-Caamal E, Metcalf GA, Mi X, Mohlke KL, Montasser ME, Moon JY, Moreno-Macías H, Morrison AC, Muzny DM, Nelson SC, Nilsson PM, O'Connell JR, Orho-Melander M, Orozco L, Palmer CNA, Palmer ND, Park CJ, Park KS, Pedersen O, Peralta JM, Peyser PA, Post WS, Preuss M, Psaty BM, Qi Q, Rao DC, Redline S, Reiner AP, Revilla-Monsalve C, Rich SS, Samani N, Schunkert H, Schurmann C, Seo D, Seo JS, Sim X, Sladek R, Small KS, So WY, Stilp AM, Tai ES, Tam CHT, Taylor KD, Teo YY, Thameem F, Tomlinson B, Tsai MY, Tuomi T, Tuomilehto J, Tusié-Luna T, Udler MS, van Dam RM, Vasan RS, Viaud Martinez KA, Wang FF, Wang X, Watkins H, Weeks DE, Wilson JG, Witte DR, Wong TY, Yanek LR; AMP-T2D-GENES, Myocardial Infarction Genetics Consortium; NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium; NHLBI TOPMed Lipids Working Group, Kathiresan S, Rader DJ, Rotter JI, Boehnke M, McCarthy MI, Willer CJ, Natarajan P, Flannick JA, Khera AV, Peloso GM.  Rare coding variants in 35 genes associate with circulating lipid levels-A multi-ancestry analysis of 170,000 exomes.  Am J Hum Genet. 2022 Jan 6;109(1):81-96. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2021.11.021. Epub 2021 Dec 20.  PMID: 34932938
  • Kotkowski E, Price LR, Blevins CJ, Franklin CG, Woolsey MD, DeFronzo RA, Blangero J, Duggirala R, Glahn DC, Schmahmann JD, Fox PT. Using the Schmahmann Syndrome Scale to assess cognitive impairment in young adults with metabolic syndrome: A hypothesis-generating report. Cerebellum. 2020 Nov 7. doi: 10.1007/s12311-020-01212-9. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33159660
  • Lopez-Alvarenga JC, Chittoor G, Paul SFD, Puppala S, Farook VS, Fowler SP, Resendez RG, Hernandez-Ruiz J, Diaz-Badillo A, Salazar D, Garza DD, Lehman DM, Mummidi S, Arya R, Jenkinson CP, Lynch JL, DeFronzo RA, Blangero J, Hale DE, Duggirala R.  Acanthosis nigricans as a composite marker of cardiometabolic risk and its complex association with obesity and insulin resistance in Mexican American children. PLoS One. 2020 Oct 15;15(10):e0240467. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240467. eCollection 2020. PMID: 33057385
  • Mathias SR, Knowles EEM, Mollon J, Rodrigue A, Koenis MMC, Alexander-Bloch AF, Winkler AM, Olvera RL, Duggirala R, Göring HHH, Curran JE, Fox PT, Almasy L, Blangero J, Glahn DC. Minimal relationship between local gyrification and general cognitive ability in humans. Cereb Cortex. 2020 May 18;30(6):3439-3450. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz319. PMID: 32037459
  • Mollon J, Curran JE, Mathias SR, Knowles EEM, Carlisle P, Fox PT, Olvera RL, Göring HHH, Rodrigue A, Almasy L, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Glahn DC. Neurocognitive impairment in type 2 diabetes: Evidence for shared genetic aetiology. Diabetologia. 2020 May;63(5):977-986. doi: 10.1007/s00125-020-05101-y. Epub 2020 Feb 4. PMID: 32016567
  • Pérez-Navarro LM, Valdez-Ortiz R, Alegría-Díaz A, Murguía-Romero M, Jiménez-Flores R, Villalobos-Molina R, Mummidi S, Duggirala R, López-Alvarenga JC. Cardiometabolic risk factors associated with renal function in apparently healthy young students: A cross-sectional study. Rev Invest Clin. 2020;72(2):95-102. doi: 10.24875/RIC.19003204. PMID: 32284621
  • Seidman DN, Shenoy SA, Kim M, Babu R, Woods IG, Dyer TD, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Williams AL. Rapid, phase-free detection of long identity-by-descent segments enables effective relationship classification. Am J Hum Genet. 2020 Apr 2;106(4):453-466. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2020.02.012. Epub 2020 Mar 19. PMID: 32197076
  • Alexander-Bloch AF, Mathias SR, Fox PT, Olvera RL, Göring HHH, Duggirala R, Curran JE, Blangero J, Glahn DC.  Human cortical thickness organized into genetically-determined communities across spatial resolutions.  Cereb Cortex. 2019 Jan 1;29(1):106-118. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx309.
  • Blackburn NB, Michael LF, Meikle PJ, Peralta JM, Mosior M, McAhren S, Bui HH, Bellinger MA, Giles C, Kumar S, Leandro AC, Almeida M, Weir JM, Mahaney MC, Dyer TD, Almasy L, VandeBerg JL, Williams-Blangero S, Glahn DC, Duggirala R, Kowala M, Blangero J, Curran JE. Rare DEGS1 variant significantly alters de novo ceramide synthesis pathway. J Lipid Res. 2019 Sep;60(9):1630-1639. doi: 10.1194/jlr. P094433. Epub 2019 Jun 21. PMID:31227640
  • Caballero M, Seidman DN, Qiao Y, Sannerud J, Dyer TD, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Carmi S, Williams AL. Crossover interference and sex-specific genetic maps shape identical by descent sharing in close relatives. PLoS Genet. 2019 Dec 20;15(12): e1007979. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007979. eCollection 2019 Dec. PMID: 31860654
  • Flannick J, Mercader JM, Fuchsberger C, Udler MS, Mahajan A, Wessel J, Teslovich TM, Caulkins L, Koesterer R, Barajas-Olmos F, Blackwell TW, Boerwinkle E, Brody JA, Centeno-Cruz F, Chen L, Chen S, Contreras-Cubas C, Córdova E, Correa A, Cortes M, DeFronzo RA, Dolan L, Drews KL, Elliott A, Floyd JS, Gabriel S, Garay-Sevilla ME, García-Ortiz H, Gross M, Han S, Heard-Costa NL, Jackson AU, Jørgensen ME, Kang HM, Kelsey M, Kim BJ, Koistinen HA, Kuusisto J, Leader JB, Linneberg A, Liu CT, Liu J, Lyssenko V, Manning AK, Marcketta A, Malacara-Hernandez JM, Martínez-Hernández A, Matsuo K, Mayer-Davis E, Mendoza-Caamal E, Mohlke KL, Morrison AC, Ndungu A, Ng MCY, O'Dushlaine C, Payne AJ, Pihoker C; Broad Genomics Platform, Post WS, Preuss M, Psaty BM, Vasan RS, Rayner NW, Reiner AP, Revilla-Monsalve C, Robertson NR, Santoro N, Schurmann C, So WY, Soberón X, Stringham HM, Strom TM, Tam CHT, Thameem F, Tomlinson B, Torres JM, Tracy RP, van Dam RM, Vujkovic M, Wang S, Welch RP, Witte DR, Wong TY, Atzmon G, Barzilai N, Blangero J, Bonnycastle LL, Bowden DW, Chambers JC, Chan E, Cheng CY, Cho YS, Collins FS, de Vries PS, Duggirala R, Glaser B, Gonzalez C, Gonzalez ME, Groop L, Kooner JS, Kwak SH, Laakso M, Lehman DM, Nilsson P, Spector TD, Tai ES, Tuomi T, Tuomilehto J, Wilson JG, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Bottinger E, Burke B, Carey DJ, Chan JCN, Dupuis J, Frossard P, Heckbert SR, Hwang MY, Kim YJ, Kirchner HL, Lee JY, Lee J, Loos RJF, Ma RCW, Morris AD, O'Donnell CJ, Palmer CNA, Pankow J, Park KS, Rasheed A, Saleheen D, Sim X, Small KS, Teo YY, Haiman C, Hanis CL, Henderson BE, Orozco L, Tusié-Luna T, Dewey FE, Baras A, Gieger C, Meitinger T, Strauch K, Lange L, Grarup N, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Zeitler P, Dabelea D, Abecasis G, Bell GI, Cox NJ, Seielstad M, Sladek R, Meigs JB, Rich SS, Rotter JI; DiscovEHR Collaboration; CHARGE; LuCamp; ProDiGY; GoT2D; ESP; SIGMA-T2D; T2D-GENES; AMP-T2D-GENES, Altshuler D, Burtt NP, Scott LJ, Morris AP, Florez JC, McCarthy MI, Boehnke M. Exome sequencing of 20,791 cases of type 2 diabetes and 24,440 controls. Nature. 2019 Jun;570(7759):71-76. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1231-2. Epub 2019 May 22. PMID: 31118516
  • Knowles EEM, Curran JE, Goring HHH, Mathias SR, Mollon J, Rodrigue A, Olvera RL, Leandro A, Duggirala R, Almasy L, Blangero J, Glahn DC. Family-based analyses reveal novel genetic overlap between interleukin-8 and risk for suicide attempt. Brain Behav Immun. 2019 Aug;80:292-299. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2019.04.004. Epub 2019 Apr 3. PMID: 30953777
  • Knowles EEM, Mathias SR, Mollon J, Rodrigue A, Koenis MMG, Dyer TD, Goring HHH, Curran JE, Olvera RL, Duggirala R, Almasy L, Blangero J, Glahn DC. A QTL on chromosome 3q23 influences processing speed in humans.  Genes Brain Behav. 2019 Apr;18(4): e12530. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12530. Epub 2018 Nov 16 PMID: 30379395
  • Rodrigue AL, Knowles EE, Mollon J, Mathias SR, Koenis MM, Peralta JM, Leandro AC, Fox PT, Sprooten E, Kochunov P, Olvera RL, Duggirala R, Almasy L, Curran JE, Blangero J, Glahn DC. Evidence for genetic correlation between human cerebral white matter microstructure and inflammation. Hum Brain Mapp. 2019 Oct 1;40(14):4180-4191. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24694. Epub 2019 Jun 11. PMID: 31187567
  • Alegría-Díaz A, Valdez-Ortiz R, Murguía-Romero M, Jiménez-Flores R, Villalobos-Molina R, Mummidi S, Duggirala R, López-Alvarenga JC, Pérez-Navarro M. Clinical significance of serum uric acid levels in Mexican young adults. Contrib Nephrol. 2018; 192:125-134. doi: 10.1159/000484287. Epub 2018 Jan 23. PMID: 29393152
  • Arya R, Escalante A, Farook VS, Restrepo JF, Battafarano DF, Almeida M, Kos MZ, Fourcaudot MJ, Mummidi S, Kumar S, Curran JE, Jenkinson CP, Blangero J, Duggirala R, Del Rincon I. A genetic association study of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and plaque in Mexican Americans and European Americans with rheumatoid arthritis. Atherosclerosis.. 2018 Apr; 271:92-101. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.11.024. Epub 2017 Nov 26. PMID: 29482039
  • Arya R, Escalante A, Farook VS, Restrepo JF, Battafarano DF, Almeida M, Kos MZ, Fourcaudot MJ, Mummidi S, Kumar S, Curran JE, Jenkinson CP, Blangero J, Duggirala R, Del Rincon I. Data on genetic associations of carotid atherosclerosis markers in Mexican American and European American rheumatoid arthritis subjects. Data Brief. 2018 Feb 8; 17:820-829. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.02.006. eCollection 2018 Apr. PMID: 29527544
  • Arya R, Farook VS, Fowler SP, Puppala S, Chittoor G, Resendez RG, Mummidi S, Vanamala J, Almasy L, Curran JE, Comuzzie AG, Lehman DM, Jenkinson CP, Lynch JL, DeFronzo RA, Blangero J, Hale DE, Duggirala R, Diego VP. Genetic and environmental (physical fitness and sedentary activity) interaction effects on cardiometabolic risk factors in Mexican American children and adolescents. Genet Epidemiol. 2018 Feb 20. doi: 10.1002/gepi.22114. PMID: 29460292
  • Jun G, Manning A, Almeida M, Zawistowski M, Wood AR, Teslovich TM, Fuchsberger C, Feng S, Cingolani P, Gaulton KJ, Dyer T, Blackwell TW, Chen H, Chines PS, Choi S, Churchhouse C, Fontanillas P, King R, Lee S, Lincoln SE, Trubetskoy V, DePristo M, Fingerlin T, Grossman R, Grundstad J, Heath A, Kim J, Kim YJ, Laramie J, Lee J, Li H, Liu X, Livne O, Locke AE, Maller J, Mazur A, Morris AP, Pollin TI, Ragona D, Reich D, Rivas MA, Scott LJ, Sim X, Tearle RG, Teo YY, Williams AL, Zöllner S, Curran JE, Peralta J, Akolkar B, Bell GI, Burtt NP, Cox NJ, Florez JC, Hanis CL, McKeon C, Mohlke KL, Seielstad M, Wilson JG, Atzmon G, Below JE, Dupuis J, Nicolae DL, Lehman D, Park T, Won S, Sladek R, Altshuler D, McCarthy MI, Duggirala R, Boehnke M, Frayling TM, Abecasis GR, Blangero J. Evaluating the contribution of rare variants to type 2 diabetes and related traits using pedigrees. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jan 9;115(2):379-384. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705859115. Epub 2017 Dec 26. PMID: 29279374
  • Knowles EEM, Curran JE, Meikle PJ, Huynh K, Mathias SR, Göring HHH, VandeBerg JL, Mahaney MC, Jalbrzikowski M, Mosior MK, Michael LF, Olvera RL, Duggirala R, Almasy L, Glahn DC, Blangero J. Disentangling the genetic overlap between cholesterol and suicide risk. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2018 Dec;43(13):2556-2563. doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0162-1. Epub 2018 Jul 23. PMID: 30082891
  • Ramstetter MD, Shenoy SA, Dyer TD, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Mezey JG, Williams AL. Inferring identical-by-descent sharing of sample ancestors promotes high-resolution relative detection. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Jul 5;103(1):30-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.05.008. Epub 2018 Jun 21. PMID: 29937093
  • Romero-Ibarguengoitia ME, Vadillo-Ortega F, Caballero AE, Ibarra-González I, Herrera-Rosas A, Serratos-Canales MF, León-Hernández M, González-Chávez A, Mummidi S, Duggirala R, López-Alvarenga JC. Family history and obesity in youth, their effect on acylcarnitine/aminoacids metabolomics and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Structural equation modeling approach. PLoS One. 2018 Feb 21;13(2): e0193138. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193138. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29466466
  • Farook VS, Reddivari L, Mummidi S, Puppala S, Arya R, Lopez-Alvarenga JC, Fowler SP, Chittoor G, Resendez RG, Kumar BM, Comuzzie AG, Curran JE, Lehman DM, Jenkinson CP, Lynch JL, DeFronzo RA, Blangero J, Hale DE, Duggirala R, Vanamala JK. Genetics of serum carotenoid concentrations and their correlation with obesity-related traits in Mexican American children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Jul; 106(1):52-58. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.144006. Epub 2017 May 17. PMID:28515064
  • Flannick J, Fuchsberger C, Mahajan A, Teslovich TM, Agarwala V, Gaulton KJ, Caulkins L, Koesterer R, Ma C, Moutsianas L, McCarthy DJ, Rivas MA, Perry JRB, Sim X, Blackwell TW, Robertson NR, Rayner NW, Cingolani P, Locke AE, Tajes JF, Highland HM, Dupuis J, Chines PS, Lindgren CM, Hartl C, Jackson AU, Chen H, Huyghe JR, van de Bunt M, Pearson RD, Kumar A, Müller-Nurasyid M, Grarup N, Stringham HM, Gamazon ER, Lee J, Chen Y, Scott RA, Below JE, Chen P, Huang J, Go MJ, Stitzel ML, Pasko D, Parker SCJ, Varga TV, Green T, Beer NL, Day-Williams AG, Ferreira T, Fingerlin T, Horikoshi M, Hu C, Huh I, Ikram MK, Kim BJ, Kim Y, Kim YJ, Kwon MS, Lee J, Lee S, Lin KH, Maxwell TJ, Nagai Y, Wang X, Welch RP, Yoon J, Zhang W, Barzilai N, Voight BF, Han BG, Jenkinson CP, Kuulasmaa T, Kuusisto J, Manning A, Ng MCY, Palmer ND, Balkau B, Stančáková A, Abboud HE, Boeing H, Giedraitis V, Prabhakaran D, Gottesman O, Scott J, Carey J, Kwan P, Grant G, Smith JD, Neale BM, Purcell S, Butterworth AS, Howson JMM, Lee HM, Lu Y, Kwak SH, Zhao W, Danesh J, Lam VKL, Park KS, Saleheen D, So WY, Tam CHT, Afzal U, Aguilar D, Arya R, Aung T, Chan E, Navarro C, Cheng CY, Palli D, Correa A, Curran JE, Rybin D, Farook VS, Fowler SP, Freedman BI, Griswold M, Hale DE, Hicks PJ, Khor CC, Kumar S, Lehne B, Thuillier D, Lim WY, Liu J, Loh M, Musani SK, Puppala S, Scott WR, Yengo L, Tan ST, Taylor HA, Thameem F, Wilson G, Wong TY, Njølstad PR, Levy JC, Mangino M, Bonnycastle LL, Schwarzmayr T, Fadista J, Surdulescu GL, Herder C, Groves CJ, Wieland T, Bork-Jensen J, Brandslund I, Christensen C, Koistinen HA, Doney ASF, Kinnunen L, Esko T, Farmer AJ, Hakaste L, Hodgkiss D, Kravic J, Lyssenko V, Hollensted M, Jørgensen ME, Jørgensen T, Ladenvall C, Justesen JM, Käräjämäki A, Kriebel J, Rathmann W, Lannfelt L, Lauritzen T, Narisu N, Linneberg A, Melander O, Milani L, Neville M, Orho-Melander M, Qi L, Qi Q, Roden M, Rolandsson O, Swift A, Rosengren AH, Stirrups K, Wood AR, Mihailov E, Blancher C, Carneiro MO, Maguire J, Poplin R, Shakir K, Fennell T, DePristo M, de Angelis MH, Deloukas P, Gjesing AP, Jun G, Nilsson P, Murphy J, Onofrio R, Thorand B, Hansen T, Meisinger C, Hu FB, Isomaa B, Karpe F, Liang L, Peters A, Huth C, O'Rahilly SP, Palmer CNA, Pedersen O, Rauramaa R, Tuomilehto J, Salomaa V, Watanabe RM, Syvänen AC, Bergman RN, Bharadwaj D, Bottinger EP, Cho YS, Chandak GR, Chan JC, Chia KS, Daly MJ, Ebrahim SB, Langenberg C, Elliott P, Jablonski KA, Lehman DM, Jia W, Ma RCW, Pollin TI, Sandhu M, Tandon N, Froguel P, Barroso I, Teo YY, Zeggini E, Loos RJF, Small KS, Ried JS, DeFronzo RA, Grallert H, Glaser B, Metspalu A, Wareham NJ, Walker M, Banks E, Gieger C, Ingelsson E, Im HK, Illig T, Franks PW, Buck G, Trakalo J, Buck D, Prokopenko I, Mägi R, Lind L, Farjoun Y, Owen KR, Gloyn AL, Strauch K, Tuomi T, Kooner JS, Lee JY, Park T, Donnelly P, Morris AD, Hattersley AT, Bowden DW, Collins FS, Atzmon G, Chambers JC, Spector TD, Laakso M, Strom TM, Bell GI, Blangero J, Duggirala R, Tai ES, McVean G, Hanis CL, Wilson JG, Seielstad M, Frayling TM, Meigs JB, Cox NJ, Sladek R, Lander ES, Gabriel S, Mohlke KL, Meitinger T, Groop L, Abecasis G, Scott LJ, Morris AP, Kang HM, Altshuler D, Burtt NP, Florez JC, Boehnke M, McCarthy MI. Sequence data and association statistics from 12,940 type 2 diabetes cases and controls. Sci Data. 2017 Dec 19; 4:170179. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.179.PMID: 29257133
  • Garibay-Nieto N, Queipo-García G, Alvarez F, Bustos M, Villanueva E, Ramírez F, León M, Laresgoiti-Servitje E, Duggirala R, Macías T, Cuevas S, Jalife A, Fonseca-Sánchez M, Serratos F, López-Alvarenga JC. Effects of conjugated linoleic acid and Metformin on insulin sensitivity in obese children: Randomized clinical trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Jan 1;102(1):132-140. doi: 10.1210/jc.2016-2701. PMID: 27778642 
  • Hibar DP, Adams HH, Jahanshad N, Chauhan G, Stein JL, Hofer E, Renteria ME, Bis JC, Arias-Vasquez A, Ikram MK, Desrivières S, Vernooij MW, Abramovic L, Alhusaini S, Amin N, Andersson M, Arfanakis K, Aribisala BS, Armstrong NJ, Athanasiu L, Axelsson T, Beecham AH, Beiser A, Bernard M, Blanton SH, Bohlken MM, Boks MP, Bralten J, Brickman AM, Carmichael O, Chakravarty MM, Chen Q, Ching CR, Chouraki V, Cuellar-Partida G, Crivello F, Den Braber A, Doan NT, Ehrlich S, Giddaluru S, Goldman AL, Gottesman RF, Grimm O, Griswold ME, Guadalupe T, Gutman BA, Hass J, Haukvik UK, Hoehn D, Holmes AJ, Hoogman M, Janowitz D, Jia T, Jørgensen KN, Karbalai N, Kasperaviciute D, Kim S, Klein M, Kraemer B, Lee PH, Liewald DC, Lopez LM, Luciano M, Macare C, Marquand AF, Matarin M, Mather KA, Mattheisen M, McKay DR, Milaneschi Y, Muñoz Maniega S, Nho K, Nugent AC, Nyquist P, Loohuis LM, Oosterlaan J, Papmeyer M, Pirpamer L, Pütz B, Ramasamy A, Richards JS, Risacher SL, Roiz-Santiañez R, Rommelse N, Ropele S, Rose EJ, Royle NA, Rundek T, Sämann PG, Saremi A, Satizabal CL, Schmaal L, Schork AJ, Shen L, Shin J, Shumskaya E, Smith AV, Sprooten E, Strike LT, Teumer A, Tordesillas-Gutierrez D, Toro R, Trabzuni D, Trompet S, Vaidya D, Van der Grond J, Van der Lee SJ, Van der Meer D, Van Donkelaar MM, Van Eijk KR, Van Erp TG, Van Rooij D, Walton E, Westlye LT, Whelan CD, Windham BG, Winkler AM, Wittfeld K, Woldehawariat G, Wolf C, Wolfers T, Yanek LR, Yang J, Zijdenbos A, Zwiers MP, Agartz I, Almasy L, Ames D, Amouyel P, Andreassen OA, Arepalli S, Assareh AA, Barral S, Bastin ME, Becker DM, Becker JT, Bennett DA, Blangero J, van Bokhoven H, Boomsma DI, Brodaty H, Brouwer RM, Brunner HG, Buckner RL, Buitelaar JK, Bulayeva KB, Cahn W, Calhoun VD, Cannon DM, Cavalleri GL, Cheng CY, Cichon S, Cookson MR, Corvin A, Crespo-Facorro B, Curran JE, Czisch M, Dale AM, Davies GE, De Craen AJ, De Geus EJ, De Jager PL, De Zubicaray GI, Deary IJ, Debette S, DeCarli C, Delanty N, Depondt C, DeStefano A, Dillman A, Djurovic S, Donohoe G, Drevets WC, Duggirala R, Dyer TD, Enzinger C, Erk S, Espeseth T, Fedko IO, Fernández G, Ferrucci L, Fisher SE, Fleischman DA, Ford I, Fornage M, Foroud TM, Fox PT, Francks C, Fukunaga M, Gibbs JR, Glahn DC, Gollub RL, Göring HH, Green RC, Gruber O, Gudnason V, Guelfi S, Håberg AK, Hansell NK, Hardy J, Hartman CA, Hashimoto R, Hegenscheid K, Heinz A, Le Hellard S, Hernandez DG, Heslenfeld DJ, Ho BC, Hoekstra PJ, Hoffmann W, Hofman A, Holsboer F, Homuth G, Hosten N, Hottenga JJ, Huentelman M, Pol HE, Ikeda M, Jack CR Jr, Jenkinson M, Johnson R, Jönsson EG, Jukema JW, Kahn RS, Kanai R, Kloszewska I, Knopman DS, Kochunov P, Kwok JB, Lawrie SM, Lemaître H, Liu X, Longo DL, Lopez OL, Lovestone S, Martinez O, Martinot JL, Mattay VS, McDonald C, McIntosh AM, McMahon FJ, McMahon KL, Mecocci P, Melle I, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Mohnke S, Montgomery GW, Morris DW, Mosley TH, Mühleisen TW, Müller-Myhsok B, Nalls MA, Nauck M, Nichols TE, Niessen WJ, Nöthen MM, Nyberg L, Ohi K, Olvera RL, Ophoff RA, Pandolfo M, Paus T, Pausova Z, Penninx BW, Pike GB, Potkin SG, Psaty BM, Reppermund S, Rietschel M, Roffman JL, Romanczuk-Seiferth N, Rotter JI, Ryten M, Sacco RL, Sachdev PS, Saykin AJ, Schmidt R, Schmidt H, Schofield PR, Sigursson S, Simmons A, Singleton A, Sisodiya SM, Smith C, Smoller JW, Soininen H, Steen VM, Stott DJ, Sussmann JE, Thalamuthu A, Toga AW, Traynor BJ, Troncoso J, Tsolaki M, Tzourio C, Uitterlinden AG, Hernández MC, Van der Brug M, van der Lugt A, van der Wee NJ, Van Haren NE, van 't Ent D, Van Tol MJ, Vardarajan BN, Vellas B, Veltman DJ, Völzke H, Walter H, Wardlaw JM, Wassink TH, Weale ME, Weinberger DR, Weiner MW, Wen W, Westman E, White T, Wong TY, Wright CB, Zielke RH, Zonderman AB, Martin NG, Van Duijn CM, Wright MJ, Longstreth WT, Schumann G, Grabe HJ, Franke B, Launer LJ, Medland SE, Seshadri S, Thompson PM, Ikram MA. Novel genetic loci associated with hippocampal volume. Nat Commun. 2017 Jan 18; 8:13624. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13624. PMID:28098162 
  • Hodgson K, Almasy L, Knowles EE, Kent JW Jr, Curran JE, Dyer TD, Göring HH, Olvera RL, Woolsey MD, Duggirala R, Fox PT, Blangero J, Glahn DC. The genetic basis of the comorbidity between cannabis use and major depression. Addiction. 2017 Jan;112(1):113-123. doi: 10.1111/add.13558. Epub 2016 Sep 26. PMID:27517884
  • Hodgson K, Carless MA, Kulkarni H, Curran JE, Sprooten E, Knowles EE, Mathias S, Göring HHH, Yao N, Olvera RL, Fox PT, Almasy L, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Glahn DC. Epigenetic age acceleration assessed with human white-matter images. J Neurosci. 2017 May 3;37(18):4735-4743. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0177-17.2017. Epub 2017 Apr 6. PMID:28385874 
  • Hodgson K, Poldrack RA, Curran JE, Knowles EE, Mathias S, Göring HHH, Yao N, Olvera RL, Fox PT, Almasy L, Duggirala R, Barch DM, Blangero J, Glahn DC. Shared genetic factors influence head motion during MRI and Body Mass Index. Cereb Cortex. 2017 Dec 1;27(12):5539-5546. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw321. PMID 27744290
  • Knowles EE, Huynh K, Meikle PJ, Göring HH, Olvera RL, Mathias SR, Duggirala R, Almasy L, Blangero J, Curran JE, Glahn DC. The lipidome in major depressive disorder: Shared genetic influence for ether-phosphatidylcholines, a plasma-based phenotype related to inflammation, and disease risk. Eur Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 21; 43:44-50. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.02.479. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28365467 
  • Knowles EE, Meikle PJ, Huynh K, Göring HH, Olvera RL, Mathias SR, Duggirala R, Almasy L, Blangero J, Curran JE, Glahn DC. Serum phosphatidylinositol as a biomarker for bipolar disorder liability. Bipolar Disord. 2017 Mar;19(2):107-115. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12468. Epub 2017 Feb 23. PMID:28230325 
  • Kulkarni H, Mamtani M, Wong G, Weir JM, Barlow CK, Dyer TD, Almasy L, Mahaney MC, Comuzzie AG, Duggirala R, Meikle PJ, Blangero J, Curran JE. Genetic correlation of the plasma lipidome with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and insulin resistance in Mexican American families. BMC Genet.2017 May 19;18(1):48. doi: 10.1186/s12863-017-0515-5. PMID:28525987
  • Manning A, Highland HM, Gasser J, Sim X, Tukiainen T, Fontanillas P, Grarup N, Rivas MA, Mahajan A, Locke AE, Cingolani P, Pers TH, Viñuela A, Brown AA, Wu Y, Flannick J, Fuchsberger C, Gamazon ER, Gaulton KJ, Im HK, Teslovich TM, Blackwell TW, Bork-Jensen J, Burtt NP, Chen Y, Green T, Hartl C, Kang HM, Kumar A, Ladenvall C, Ma C, Moutsianas L, Pearson RD, Perry JR, Rayner NW, Robertson NR, Scott LJ, van de Bunt M, Eriksson JG, Jula A, Koskinen S, Lehtimäki T, Palotie A, Raitakari OT, Jacobs SB, Wessel J, Chu AY, Scott RA, Goodarzi MO, Blancher C, Buck G, Buck D, Chines PS, Gabriel S, Gjesing AP, Groves CJ, Hollensted M, Huyghe JR, Jackson AU, Jun G, Justesen JM, Mangino M, Murphy J, Neville M, Onofrio R, Small KS, Stringham HM, Trakalo J, Banks E, Carey J, Carneiro MO, DePristo M, Farjoun Y, Fennell T, Goldstein JI, Grant G, Hrabé de Angelis M, Maguire J, Neale BM, Poplin R, Purcell S, Schwarzmayr T, Shakir K, Smith JD, Strom TM, Wieland T, Lindstrom J, Brandslund I, Christensen C, Surdulescu GL, Lakka TA, Doney AS, Nilsson P, Wareham NJ, Langenberg C, Varga TV, Franks PW, Rolandsson O, Rosengren AH, Farook VS, Thameem F, Puppala S, Kumar S, Lehman DM, Jenkinson CP, Curran JE, Hale DE, Fowler SP, Arya R, DeFronzo RA, Abboud HE, Syvänen AC, Hicks PJ, Palmer ND, Ng MC, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Esko T, Mägi R, Milani L, Mihailov E, Metspalu A, Narisu N, Kinnunen L, Bonnycastle LL, Swift A, Pasko D, Wood AR, Fadista J, Pollin TI, Barzilai N, Atzmon G, Glaser B, Thorand B, Strauch K, Peters A, Roden M, Müller-Nurasyid M, Liang L, Kriebel J, Illig T, Grallert H, Gieger C, Meisinger C, Lannfelt L, Musani SK, Griswold M, Taylor HA Jr, Wilson G Sr, Correa A, Oksa H, Scott WR, Afzal U, Tan ST, Loh M, Chambers JC, Sehmi J, Kooner JS, Lehne B, Cho YS, Lee JY, Han BG, Käräjämäki A, Qi Q, Qi L, Huang J, Hu FB, Melander O, Orho-Melander M, Below JE, Aguilar D, Wong TY, Liu J, Khor CC, Chia KS, Lim WY, Cheng CY, Chan E, Tai ES, Aung T, Linneberg A, Isomaa B, Meitinger T, Tuomi T, Hakaste L, Kravic J, Jørgensen ME, Lauritzen T, Deloukas P, Stirrups KE, Owen KR, Farmer AJ, Frayling TM, O'Rahilly SP, Walker M, Levy JC, Hodgkiss D, Hattersley AT, Kuulasmaa T, Stančáková A, Barroso I, Bharadwaj D, Chan J, Chandak GR, Daly MJ, Donnelly PJ, Ebrahim SB, Elliott P, Fingerlin T, Froguel P, Hu C, Jia W, Ma RC, McVean G, Park T, Prabhakaran D, Sandhu M, Scott J, Sladek R, Tandon N, Teo YY, Zeggini E, Watanabe RM, Koistinen HA, Kesaniemi YA, Uusitupa M, Spector TD, Salomaa V, Rauramaa R, Palmer CN, Prokopenko I, Morris AD, Bergman RN, Collins FS, Lind L, Ingelsson E, Tuomilehto J, Karpe F, Groop L, Jørgensen T, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Kuusisto J, Abecasis G, Bell GI, Blangero J, Cox NJ, Duggirala R, Seielstad M, Wilson JG, Dupuis J, Ripatti S, Hanis CL, Florez JC, Mohlke KL, Meigs JB, Laakso M, Morris AP, Boehnke M, Altshuler D, McCarthy MI, Gloyn AL, Lindgren CM. A low-frequency inactivating Akt2variant enriched in the Finnish population is associated with fasting insulin levels and type 2 diabetes risk. Diabetes. 2017 Jul;66(7):2019-2032. doi: 10.2337/db16-1329. Epub 2017 Mar 24. PMID:28341696
  • Mercader JM, Liao RG, Bell AD, Dymek Z, Estrada K, Tukiainen T, Huerta-Chagoya A, Moreno-Macías H, Jablonski KA, Hanson RL, Walford GA, Moran I, Chen L, Agarwala V, Ordoñez-Sánchez ML, Rodríguez-Guillen R, Rodríguez-Torres M, Segura-Kato Y, García-Ortiz H, Centeno-Cruz F, Barajas-Olmos F, Caulkins L, Puppala S, Fontanillas P, Williams AL, Bonàs-Guarch S, Hartl C, Ripke S; Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group, Tooley K, Lane J, Zerrweck C, Martínez-Hernández A, Córdova EJ, Mendoza-Caamal E, Contreras-Cubas C, González-Villalpando ME, Cruz-Bautista I, Muñoz-Hernández L, Gómez-Velasco D, Alvirde U, Henderson BE, Wilkens LR, Le Marchand L, Arellano-Campos O, Riba L, Harden M; Broad Genomics Platform, Gabriel S; T2D-GENES Consortium, Abboud HE, Cortes ML, Revilla-Monsalve C, Islas-Andrade S, Soberon X, Curran JE, Jenkinson CP, DeFronzo RA, Lehman DM, Hanis CL, Bell GI, Boehnke M, Blangero J, Duggirala R, Saxena R, MacArthur D, Ferrer J, McCarroll SA, Torrents D, Knowler WC, Baier LJ, Burtt N, González-Villalpando C, Haiman CA, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Tusié-Luna T, Flannick J, Jacobs SBR, Orozco L, Altshuler D, Florez JC. A loss-of-function splice acceptor variant in IGF2 is protective for type 2 diabetes. SIGMA T2D Genetics Consortium. Diabetes. 2017 Nov;66(11):2903-2914. doi: 10.2337/db17-0187. Epub 2017 Aug 24. PMID: 28838971
  • Perez-Navarro LM, Restrepo BI, Fuentes-Dominguez FJ, Duggirala R, Morales- J, López-Alvarenga JC, Comas I, Zenteno-Cuevas R. The effect size of type 2 diabetes mellitus on tuberculosis drug resistance and adverse treatment outcomes. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2017 Mar; 103:83-91. doi: 10.1016/j.tube.2017.01.006. Epub 2017 Jan 24. PMID:28237037
  • Ramstetter MD, Dyer TD, Lehman DM, Curran JE, Duggirala R, Blangero J, Mezey JG, Williams AL. Benchmarking relatedness inference methods with genome-wide data from thousands of relatives. Genetics. 2017 Sep;207(1):75-82. doi: 10.1534/genetics.117.1122. Epub 2017 Jul 24.  PMID: 28739658.
  • Reding-Bernal A, Sánchez-Pedraza V, Moreno-Macías H, Sobrino-Cossio S, Tejero-Barrera ME, Burguete-García AI, León-Hernández M, Serratos-Canales MF, Duggirala R, López-Alvarenga JC. Heritability and genetic correlation between GERD symptoms severity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammation markers in families living in Mexico City. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 5;12(6): e0178815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178815. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28582452
  • Romero-Ibarguengoitia ME, Herrera-Rosas A, Domínguez-Mota AA, Camas-Benitez JT, Serratos-Canales MF, León-Hernández M, González-Chávez A, López-Ortiz E, Mummidi S, Duggirala R, López-Alvarenga JC. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can be predicted by retinal vascular changes in patients with obesity without hypertension or diabetes. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol.2017 Aug;29(8):962-967. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000000900. PMID:28471828

Collaborating Institutions

  • Arizona State University

  • Rajasthan University of Health Sciences

  • University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Hospital General de Mexico Dr Eduardo Liceaga

  • Southwest Research Institute

  • University of North Carolina

  • Kuwait University

  • Sri Ramachandra University

  • University of Oklahoma HSC

  • Narayana Medical College & Hospital

  • Texas Biomedical Research Institute

  • UTHSC/H School of Public Health

  • National Jewish Health

  • Texas Department of State Health Services

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

  • National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease, NIH

  • Texas Tech University HSC

  • University of Veracruz

  • New Mexico Department of Health

  • University of California at Los Angeles

  • Washington U. School of Medicine

  • Penn State University

  • University of Kansas

  • Yale University School of Medicine

  • Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, NIDDK, NIH

  • University of Chihuahua