Human DNA Sequencing Grants Program

The Human DNA Sequencing Grants Program supports investigators in conducting whole genome or whole exome sequencing, annotation and analysis in human subjects with well-characterized clinical phenotypes.

2011-2012 Human DNA Sequencing Grant Awards

Project Title

Investigator(s) and Award Amount

Whole Genome Sequencing in a High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Pedigree

Principal Investigator: 
Nicola Camp, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Genetic Epidemiology
 
Co-Investigators:
Karen Curtin, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Genetic Epidemiology

Martha Glenn, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies

Miriah Meyer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Computing
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute

Karl Voelkerding, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology-Clinical
Medical Director for Advanced Technology,
ARUP Laboratories Inc.

$40,000


Sequencing to Identify Predisposition Genes for Recurrent/Lethal Prostate Cancer

Principal Investigator: 
Lisa Cannon Albright, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division Chief of Genetic Epidemiology

Co-Investigators:
Sean Tavtigian, PhD
Associate Professor of Oncological Sciences
Huntsman Cancer Institute

Neeraj Agarwal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Oncology

Craig Teerlink, PhD
Department of Medicine
Division of Genetic Epidemiology

$40,000


Identification of Novel Disease Alleles in Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemias (CMML)

Principal Investigator:
Michael Deininger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division Chief of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies
Huntsman Cancer Institute

Co-Investigators:
Thomas O'Hare, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies
Huntsman Cancer Institute

Todd Kelley, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology

$40,000


Exome Sequencing in Children with Crohn Disease

Principal Investigator: 
Stephen Guthery, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Co-Investigator:
Lynn Jorde, PhD
Professor and Chair of Human Genetics

$40,000


The Pharmacogenomics of Spontaneous Preterm Birth Prevention

Principal Investigator: 
Tracy Manuck, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Co-Investigators:
Michael Varner, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Erin Clark, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Sean Esplin, MD
Intermountain Healthcare
Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Marc Jackson, MD
Intermountain Healthcare
Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Lynn Jorde, PhD
Professor and Chair of Human Genetics

$40,000


Sequencing to Identify Novel Genes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Utilizing Patients Within Extended Utah Pedigrees

Principal Investigator: 
Mary Beth Scholand, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Division

Co-Investigators:
Roger Wolff, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Epidemiology

Hilary Coon, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry

Chad Huff, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Human Genetics

$40,000