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Urology Genetics and Genomics

The Urology Genetics and Genomics program focuses on research that uses genetics and genomics approaches to understand the normal and pathologic functions of the urinary and urogenital tracts.  It includes studies seeking to elucidate the heritability or molecular genetic basis of single-gene or genetically complex familial diseases in humans.  This work includes studies that identify and characterize quantitative trait loci or modifier loci affecting single-gene traits in humans or animal models.  The program advances studies of mutagenesis and mutant screens and genotype-phenotype correlations.
The research portfolio also includes work to develop statistical techniques for mapping quantitative trait loci or genes contributing to complex traits, such as haplotype mapping.  Program-supported researchers may develop microarray and other high-throughput genomics and proteomics technologies and genomics tools for the creation of transgenic or knockout animals.  Research includes genomic analysis and genome-anatomy projects. 
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 NIDDK Staff

 
Rebekah Rasooly, Ph.D.Genetics and Genomics; Basic PKD

 

 Related Funding Opportunities

 
Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
7/17/2014High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes (R01) (Summary) PAR-14-284
7/2/2014Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R01) (Summary) PAR-14-270
6/25/2014NIDDK Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) (Summary) PAR-14-266
6/4/2014Research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (R01) (Summary) PA-14-244
4/22/2014Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32) (Summary) RFA-HG-14-004
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 Research Resources

 
Resource NameDescription
NIDDK Information Network

The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET), serves the needs of basic and clinical investigators by providing seamless access to large pools of data relevant to the mission of NIDDK. The goal of … (Summary)

Rare Kidney Stone Consortium

The Consortium facilitates cooperative exchange of information and resources among investigators, clinicians, patients, and researchers in order to improve care and outcomes for patients with … (Summary)

Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux

The purpose of this study is to learn whether all children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) should be treated with antibiotics. The study will tell us if prophylactic antibiotic treatment … (Summary)

Diabetic Complications Consortium
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research.  … (Summary)
Urologic Diseases in America

Urologic diseases cover a wide range of conditions, symptoms, and problems that include such diverse diagnoses as cancer, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, kidney stones, … (Summary)

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Urologic Disease

 
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 Related Study Sections

 
Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.