Jacklyn N. Hellwege, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
My research focuses on localizing genetic predisposition to renal diseases and their relationships with hypertension and diabetes complications in diverse populations. I also have an interest in women’s health research and the role of genetics in reproduction-related phenotypes. Overall, my work aims to understand the genetic architecture and biological mechanisms underlying disease outcomes with the goal of translating findings to aid in developing precision treatment strategies. My current projects emphasize extending GWAS to discover disease relationships with predicted gene expression across tissues and clinical phenome-wide association of polygenic risk scores.