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Ryan L. Minster, PhD, MSIS

Assistant Professor, Human Genetics

Contact

A302A Parran Hall
R-znvy: ezvafgre@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-1473


Personal Statement

Dr Minster is a genetic epidemiologist who focuses on the genetics of complex traits such as body composition, obesity and healthy aging. He is particularly interested in pleiotropic relationships among complex phenotypes such as those between bone mineral density and geometry, lean muscle mass and fat mass. He is also interested in evidence of selection in population isolates and their impact on human disease.


Education

1998 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology
2003 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Master of Science in Information Science
2011 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Doctor of Philosophy, Human Genetics


Teaching

Public Health Biology | PUBHLT 2015
Bioinformatics for Human Genetics | HUGEN 2070
Human Population Genetics | HUGEN 2022


Selected Publications

R.L. Minster, J.L. Sanders, J. Singh, C.M. Kammerer, M.M. Barmada, A.M. Matteini, Q. Zhang, M.K. Wojczynski, E.W. Daw, J.A. Brody, A.M. Arnold, K.L. Lunetta, J.M. Murabito, K. Christensen, T.T. Perls, M.A. Province, & A.B. Newman. Genome-Wide Association Study and Linkage Analysis of the Healthy Aging Index. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. in press.
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glv006

B.A. Kozel, C.-T. Su, J.R. Danback, R.L. Minster, S. Madan-Khetarpal, J. McConnell, M.K. Mac Neal, K.L. Levine, R.C. Wilson, R.C. Sciurba & Z. Urban. Biomechanical properties of the skin in cutis laxa. J. Invest. Dermatol. in press.
DOI: 10.1038/jid.2014.224

N.L. Hawley, R.L. Minster, D.E. Weeks, S. Viali, M. Sefuiva Reupena, G. Sun, H. Cheng, R. Deka & S.T. McGarvey. Prevalence of adiposity and associated cardiometabolic risk factors in the Samoan Genome-Wide Association Study. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 26, 491--501 (2014).
DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22553

A. Moayyeri, Y.-H. Hsu, D. Karasik, K. Estrada, S.-M. Xiao, C. Nielson, P. Srikanth, S. Giroux, S.G. Wilson, H.-F. Zheng, A.V. Smith, S.R. Pye, P.J. Leo, A. Teumer, J.-Y. Hwang, C. Ohlsson, F. McGuigan, R.L. Minster, C. Hayward, J.M. Olmos, L.-P. Lyytikäinen, J.R. Lewis, K.M.A. Swart, L. Masi, C. Oldmeadow, E.G. Holliday, S. Cheng, N.M. van Schoor, N.C. Harvey, M. Kruk, M. Fabiola Del Greco, W. Igl, O. Trummer, E. Grigoriou, R. Luben, C.-T. Liu, Y. Zhou, L. Oei, C. Medina-Gomez, J. Zmuda, G. Tranah, S.J. Brown, F.M. Williams, N. Soranzo, J. Jakobsdottir, K. Siggeirsdottir, K.L. Holliday, A. Hannemann, M.J. Go, M. Garcia, O. Polasek, M. Laaksonen, K. Zhu, A.W. Enneman, M. McEvoy, R. Peel, P.C. Sham, M. Jaworski, Å. Johansson, A.A. Hicks, P. Pludowski, R. Scott, R.A.M. Dhonukshe-Rutten, N. van der Velde, M. Kähönen, J.S. Viikari, H. Sievänen, O.T. Raitakari, J. González-Macías, J.L. Hernández, D. Mellström, Ö. Ljunggren, Y.S. Cho, U. Völker, M. Nauck, G. Homuth, H. Völzhe, R. Haring, M.A. Brown, E. McCloskey, G.C. Nicholson, R. Eastell, J.A. Eisman, G. Jones, I.R. Reid, E.M. Dennison, J. Wark, S. Boonen, D. Vanderschueren, F.C.W. Wu, T. Aspelund, J.B. Richards, D. Bauer, A. Hofman, K.-T. Khaw, G. Dedoussis, B. Obermayer-Pietsch, U. Gyllensten, P.P. Pramstaller, R.S. Lorenc, C. Cooper, A.W.C. Kung, P. Lips, M. Alen, J. Attia, M.L. Brandi, L.C, de Groot, T. Lehtimäki, J.A. Riancho, H. Campbell, Y. Liu, T.B. Harris, K. Akesson, M. Karlsson, J.-Y. Lee, H. Wallaschofski, E.L. Duncan, T.W. O'Neill, V. Gudnason, T.D. Spector, F. Rousseau, E. Orwoll, S. Cummings, N.J. Wareham, F. Rivadeneira, A.G. Uitterlinden, R.L. Prince, D.P. Kiel, J. Reeve & S.K. Kaptoge. Genetic determinants of heel bone properties: Genome-wide association meta-analysis and replication in the GEFOS/GENOMOS Consortium. Hum. Mol. Genet. 23, 3054--68 (2014).
DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddt675

J.L. Sanders, R.L. Minster, M.M. Barmada, A.M. Matteini, R.M. Boudreau, K. Christensen, R. Mayeux, I.B. Borecki, Q. Zhang, T. Perls & A.B. Newman. Heritability of and mortality prediction with a longevity phenotype: the Healthy Aging Index. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 69, 479--85 (2014).
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glt117

Ryan L. Minster
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