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From the Computational Genetics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania (www.epistasis.org)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sarah Pendergrass, Ph.D.

Sarah Pendergrass from the Whitfield Lab and from my lab successfully defended her Ph.D. today. The title of her dissertation is "Gene Expression Subsets and Biomarkers in the Genome-Wide Expression Profiles of Systemic Sclerosis". Nice job Sarah!

Sarah is off to the Center for Human Genetics Research at Vanderbilt University where she will be doing a postdoc with Drs. Dana Crawford and Marylyn Ritchie.

Her dissertation chapters include the following papers:

Pendergrass SA, Whitfield ML, Gardner H. Understanding systemic sclerosis through gene expression profiling. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2007 Nov;19(6):561-7. [PubMed]

Pendergrass SA, Farina G, Lemaire R, Lafyatis RA, Whitfield ML. Biomarkers of pulmonary arterial hypertension in limited systemic sclerosis. Submitted.

Pendergrass SA, Lemaire R, Lafyatis RA, Whitfield ML. Reproducible and stable subsets in serial skin biopsies taken from patients treated in an open-label trial of rituximab. In Preparation.

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