Sale & Keene Lab Graduate Students Pass Qualifying Exams

Graduate Students Yiqi Huang and Kaity Allen of the Sale & Keene Lab at CPHG each passed their qualifying exams for the Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics program.  Huang presented “Genetic contributors to LDL dyslipidemia in African Americans.”  Her studies will focus on African American population structure and various genetic analysis of dyslipidemia in African Americans.  Allen’s proposal was entitiled, “Susceptibility to chronic otitis media:  translating gene to function,” and she will focus on following up her targeted resequencing project to identify and determine the function of causal variants for chronic otitis media.