Mary F Feitosa

Mary F Feitosa

mfeitosa@wustl.edu

 

Current Position

Research Associate Professor

 

Education

Year University Degree, Major
1979 Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil BS, Sciences and Biology
1985 University of Sao Paulo, Brazil MS, Genetics
1990 University of Sao Paulo, Brazil PhD, Genetics

 

Research Interests

  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Obesity, lipids, fatty liver disease, metabolic traits, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease
  • Aging
  • Genetics of complex disorders
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • GWAS consortia and meta-analysis

Representative Publications

Chu AY, Deng X, Fisher VA, Drong A, Zhang Y, Feitosa MF, et al.  Multiethnic genome-wide meta-analysis of ectopic fat depots identifies loci associated with adipocyte development and differentiation. Nat Genet. 2017 Jan;49(1):125-130. doi: 10.1038/ng.3738

Natarajan P, Bis JC, Bielak LF, Cox AJ, Dörr M, Feitosa MF, Franceschini N, et al.; CHARGE Consortium. Multiethnic Exome-Wide Association Study of Subclinical Atherosclerosis. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2016 Nov 21. pii: CIRCGENETICS.116.001572.  PMID: 27872105

Kilpeläinen TO, Carli JF, Skowronski AA, Sun Q, Kriebel J, Feitosa MF, Hedman ÅK, et al. Genome-wide meta-analysis uncovers novel loci influencing circulating leptin levels. Nat Commun. 2016;7:10494. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10494. PMID: 26833098122.

Winkler TW, Justice AE, Graff M, Barata L, Feitosa MF, Chu S, Czajkowski J, et al. The Influence of Age and Sex on Genetic Associations with Adult Body Size and Shape: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Interaction Study. PLoS Genet. 2015;11:e1005378. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005378.

Feitosa MF, Reiner AP, Wojczynski MK, Graff M, North KE, Carr JJ, Borecki IB. Sex-influenced association of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with coronary heart disease. Atherosclerosis 2013;227: 420e424. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.01.013. PMID: 23390892