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New HGI faculty

HGI welcomes Amanda Vinson, PhD

HGI welcomes Amanda Vinson, PhD to OHSU!  Dr. Vinson is a statistical geneticist who joined HGI and the Oregon National Primate Research Center in early October 2008. 

Dr. Vinson's research interests include genetics of inflammation in cardiovascular and other complex disease, nonhuman primate models for the genetics of complex traits, and genetics of adaptive traits in humans and nonhuman primates.  Her research has focused on identifying quantitative trait loci (QTLs) with pleiotropic effects on biomarkers of inflammation and lipoprotein risk factors for cardiovascular disease, using a nonhuman primate model. Additionally, she has been using a multivariate variance component approach to identify pleiotropic QTLs that regulate inflammation in atherosclerosis. 

Recent publications include:

Vinson A, Mahaney MC, Diego V, Cox LA, Rogers J, VandeBerg JL, and Rainwater DL. (2008). Genotype-by-diet effects on co-variation in Lp-PLA2 activity and LDL cholesterol concentration in baboons fed an atherogenic diet. J Lipid Res, 49, 1295-302.  Read abstract>>

 
Vinson A, Mahaney MC, Cox LA, Rogers J, VandeBerg JL, and Rainwater DL.  (2008).
A pleiotropic QTL on 2p influences serum Lp-PLA2 activity and LDL cholesterol concentration in a baboon model for the genetics of atherosclerosis risk factors. Atherosclerosis,196, 667-673.  Read abstract>>

 

Dr. Vinson's e-mail: vinsona@ohsu.edu.  Welcome Dr. Vinson!