As director of the Kidney and Urology Genetics and Genomics program, I oversee a research portfolio that includes human genetic and molecular genetic studies about kidney and urologic diseases. These diseases may involve a single gene or be genetically complex. My responsibilities include management of several large consortia and research resources in areas such as cystic kidney disease, as well as rare genetic calcium oxalate stone diseases. The portfolio also includes genomics and genetics studies of the kidney and genitourinary tract in animal models, as well as support for the development of genetic and genomic tools.
As a project officer, I oversee the NIDDK Central Repositories, which house data and samples from major clinical studies supported by the NIDDK, and the NIDDK genome-wide association study and sequencing datasets housed in dbGAP.