Jennifer (Piper) Below, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Education

Ph.D., Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

B.A., Mathematics, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

Training:

Fellowship

Genome Sciences at University of Washington, 2011-2013

Jennifer (Piper) Below, Ph.D.

Previous Institution 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics

Publications 

 
 Parra EJ, Mazurek A, Gignoux CR, Sockell A, Agostino M, Morris AP, Petty LE, Hanis CL, Cox NJ, Valladares-Salgado A, Below JE, Cruz M. Admixture mapping in two Mexican samples identifies significant associations of locus ancestry with triglyceride levels in the BUD13/ZNF259/APOA5 region and fine mapping points to rs964184 as the main driver of the association signal. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(2): e0172880. PMID: 28245265, PMCID: PMC5330487, PII: PONE-D-16-39411, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172880, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Wang H, Cade BE, Chen H, Gleason KJ, Saxena R, Feng T, Larkin EK, Vasan RS, Lin H, Patel SR, Tracy RP, Liu Y, Gottlieb DJ, Below JE, Hanis CL, Petty LE, Sunyaev SR, Frazier-Wood AC, Rotter JI, Post W, Lin X, Redline S, Zhu X. Variants in angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2) contribute to variation in nocturnal oxyhaemoglobin saturation level. Hum. Mol. Genet. 2016 Dec 12/1/2016; 25(23): 5244-53. PMID: 27798093, PII: ddw324, DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddw324, ISSN: 1460-2083.

Cade BE, Chen H, Stilp AM, Gleason KJ, Sofer T, Ancoli-Israel S, Arens R, Bell GI, Below JE, Bjonnes AC, Chun S, Conomos MP, Evans DS, Johnson WC, Frazier-Wood AC, Lane JM, Larkin EK, Loredo JS, Post WS, Ramos AR, Rice K, Rotter JI, Shah NA, Stone KL, Taylor KD, Thornton TA, Tranah GJ, Wang C, Zee PC, Hanis CL, Sunyaev SR, Patel SR, Laurie CC, Zhu X, Saxena R, Lin X, Redline S. Genetic Associations with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Traits in Hispanic/Latino Americans. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 2016 Oct 10/1/2016; 194(7): 886-97. PMID: 26977737, PMCID: PMC5074655, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201512-2431OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Hanis CL, Redline S, Cade BE, Bell GI, Cox NJ, Below JE, Brown EL, Aguilar D. Beyond type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension: an axis including sleep apnea, left ventricular hypertrophy, endothelial dysfunction, and aortic stiffness among Mexican Americans in Starr County, Texas. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2016 Jun 6/8/2016; 15: 86. PMID: 27266869, PMCID: PMC4897940, PII: 10.1186/s12933-016-0405-6, DOI: 10.1186/s12933-016-0405-6, ISSN: 1475-2840.

Horikoshi M, Pasquali L, Wiltshire S, Huyghe JR, Mahajan A, Asimit JL, Ferreira T, Locke AE, Robertson NR, Wang X, Sim X, Fujita H, Hara K, Young R, Zhang W, Choi S, Chen H, Kaur I, Takeuchi F, Fontanillas P, Thuillier D, Yengo L, Below JE, Tam CH, Wu Y, Abecasis G, Altshuler D, Bell GI, Blangero J, Burtt NP, Duggirala R, Florez JC, Hanis CL, Seielstad M, Atzmon G, Chan JC, Ma RC, Froguel P, Wilson JG, Bharadwaj D, Dupuis J, Meigs JB, Cho YS, Park T, Kooner JS, Chambers JC, Saleheen D, Kadowaki T, Tai ES, Mohlke KL, Cox NJ, Ferrer J, Zeggini E, Kato N, Teo YY, Boehnke M, McCarthy MI, Morris AP, . Transancestral fine-mapping of four type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci highlights potential causal regulatory mechanisms. Hum. Mol. Genet [print-electronic]. 2016 May 5/15/2016; 25(10): 2070-81. PMID: 26911676, PMCID: PMC5062576, PII: ddw048, DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddw048, ISSN: 1460-2083.

Below JE, Parra EJ, Gamazon ER, Torres J, Krithika S, Candille S, Lu Y, Manichakul A, Peralta-Romero J, Duan Q, Li Y, Morris AP, Gottesman O, Bottinger E, Wang XQ, Taylor KD, Ida Chen YD, Rotter JI, Rich SS, Loos RJ, Tang H, Cox NJ, Cruz M, Hanis CL, Valladares-Salgado A. Meta-analysis of lipid-traits in Hispanics identifies novel loci, population-specific effects, and tissue-specific enrichment of eQTLs. Sci Rep. 2016 Jan 1/19/2016; 6: 19429. PMID: 26780889, PMCID: PMC4726092, PII: srep19429, DOI: 10.1038/srep19429, ISSN: 2045-2322.                         

Fellowship 

Genome Sciences at University of Washington, 2011-2013