Cellular and Animal Models in Human Genomics Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128165737

Cellular and Animal Models in Human Genomics Research

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Katherina Walz Juan I. Young
Paperback ISBN: 9780128165737
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th August 2019
Page Count: 226
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to human genetics
2. Disease in a dish: Cellular models to understand human conditions
3. Tiny models to answer big questions: The worm and the yeast as tools in human genetics research
4. Understanding human genetic disease with the fly
5. Studying human genetic variation in zebrafish
6. The mouse, a model organism for biomedical research
7. CRISPR-Cas technology as a tool to create animal models for biomedical research
8. Integrative modeling and novel technologies in human genomics
9. Models to understand human genomics, final considerations


Description

Cellular and Animal Models in Human Genomics Research provides an indispensable resource for applying comparative genomics in the annotation of disease-gene associated variants that are identified by human genomic sequencing. The book presents a thorough overview of effective protocols for the use of cellular and animal modeling methods to turn lists of plausible genes into causative biomarkers. With chapters written by international experts, the book first addresses the fundamental aspects of using cellular and animal models in genetic and genomic studies, including in-depth examples of specific models and their utility, i.e., yeast, worms, flies, fish, mice and large animals.

Protocols for properly conducting model studies, genomic technology, modeling candidate genes vs. genetic variants, integrative modeling, utilizing induced pluripotent stem cells, and employing CRISPR-Cas9 are also discussed in-depth.

Key Features

  • Provides a thorough, accessible resource that helps researchers and students employ cellular and animal models in their own genetic and genomic studies
  • Offers guidance on how to effectively interpret the results and significance of genetic and genomic model studies for human health
  • Features chapters from international experts in the use of specific cellular and animal models, including yeast, worms, flies, fish, mice, and large animals, among other organisms

Readership

Active researchers, basic and translational scientists, clinicians, postgraduates, and students in the areas of genetics, human genomics, pathology, cellular biology, organismal biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics


Details

No. of pages:
226
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128165737

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About the Series Volume Editors

Katherina Walz Series Volume Editor

Katherina Walz, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor at the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, and the Director for the Division of Human Disease Modeling at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami, Florida. Dr. Walz obtained her Ph.D. in Biology (1998) from the University of Buenos Aires, and did a postdoctoral training at Dr. JR Lupski’s laboratory in the Molecular and Human Genetics Department at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1998-2004). She established her own laboratory at the Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECS), Valdivia, Chile (2005-2009) and she later moved it to the University of Miami (2009-present). She is interested in the molecular basis of human genetic conditions, from the definition of phenotypic outcomes and the validation of the genetic cause, to the elucidation of the molecular and physiological pathways related to human genetic diseases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate Professor at the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, and the Director for the Division of Human Disease Modeling at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami, Florida

Juan I. Young Series Volume Editor

Juan I. Young, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and the Co-Director of the Center for Molecular Genetics at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami, Florida. Dr. Young obtained his Ph.D. in Biology (1998) from the University of Buenos Aires, and did his postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (1998-2004). He established his own laboratory at the Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECS), Valdivia, Chile (2005-2009) and moved it to the University of Miami in 2009. Dr. Young is a neurobiologist interested in identifying epigenetic signatures of human genetic diseases and in establishing animal models of neurological diseases. He has a long-standing interest in neurodevelopmental disorders in general, and in understanding epigenetics-mediated pathogenesis processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate Professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and the Co-Director of the Center for Molecular Genetics at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami, Florida