Genes For Good:
Gonçalo Abecasis, D.Phil has devoted his career to advancing our knowledge of genes, how they work, and how they are involved in common diseases. He is involved in many international group efforts to understand the how genes cause diabetes, heart disease, addiction, obesity, macular degeneration, psoriasis, and numerous other diseases. In 2015, he launched Genes for Good, an online genetics study that collects self-reported measures via a Facebook app. He and his team are excited to collaborate with the Mahalingaiah lab by collecting women’s health outcomes in their primarily-female cohort and contributing to analyses on polycystic ovary syndrome and related traits.
Kathryn Gray, M.D., Ph.D. As a physician-scientist with fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics, Dr. Gray is interested in using multi-omic approaches to understand the pathophysiology of adverse obstetric outcomes, in particular preeclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage. She is currently working to establish a preeclampsia consortium with both maternal and fetal samples and has partnered with Genes for Good to collect data on those who have developed preeclampsia during pregnancy.