Research Faculty

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Jannine D. Cody, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Genetics and Metabolic Disorders
The Chromosome 18 Clinical Research Center
Office phone: 210-567-9220
Lab phone: 210-567-5321
Office fax: 210-567-0492

Ph.D., human genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1997
M.S., biology, University of Iowa, 1978
B.S., general science, University of Iowa, 1976
A.A., general science, Grand View College

Fellowship, human genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1997-99

Recent publications:
Sensorineural hearing loss in people with deletions of 18q. Perry BP, Sebold, C, Hasi, M, Heard, P., Carter, E., Hill, A., Gelfond JA, Hale DE, Cody, JD. Otol Neurotol 2014 Jun;35(5):782-786. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000363.

Otologic characteristics of individuals with deletions of distal 18q. Perry, B, Cody JD. The Laryngoscope 2014 Jun 10. doi: 10.1002/lary.24769.

Establishing a reference group for distal 18q-: Clinical description and molecular basis. Cody JD, Hasi, M, Soileau, B., Heard, P., Carter, E, Sebold, C, O‘Donnell L, Perry, B., Stratton RF, Hale, DE. Hum Genet 2014 Feb;133(2):199-209. doi: 10.1007/s00439-013-1364-6.

Large inverted duplications in the human genome form via afold-back mechanism. Hermetz KE, Newman S, Conneely KN, Martin CL, Ballif BC, Shaffer LG, Cody JD, Rudd MK. PLOS Genet 10(1):e1004139, doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004139.

Mood Disorders in Individuals with Distal 18q Deletions. Daviss WB, O‘Donnell L, Soileau, B., Heard, P., Carter, E., Pliszka SR, Gelfond JA, Hale DE, Cody JD. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 2013 Oct;162B(8):879-888. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32197.

Differential expression analysis with global network adjustment. Gelfond, JA, Ibrahim JG, Gupta M, Chen M-H, Cody JD. (2013) BMC Bioinformatics 14:258, doi:10.1186/1472-2105-24-258.

Research and clinical interests:
syndromes of chromosome 18 (18q-, 18p-, Tetrasomy 18p, Ring 18 & Trisomy 18). We are interested in understanding the molecular basis, clinical and educational features as well as the natural history of individuals with these syndromes.


Photo of Dr. Robin LeachRobin Leach, PhD
Professor of pediatrics
Division of Genetics
Cytogenetics and Genetics Research Core, San Antonio Cancer Institute
Office phone: 210-567-6947

Research and clinical interests:
human molecular genetics, Paget disease of the bone and osteosarcomas

Recent publications:
Johnson-Pais TL, Nellissery MJ, Ammerman D, Pathmanathan D, Bhatia P, Buller CL, Leach RJ, Hansen MF (2002) Fine mapping of the putative osteosarcoma tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 18q21.3. Internatl J Cancer, in press.

Balic I, Graham ST, Troyer DA, Higgins B, Pollock BH, Johnson-Pais TL, Thompson IM, Leach RJ (2002) Androgen receptor length polymorphism associated with prostate cancer risk in Hispanics. J Urology, in press.

Schaub RL, Reveles XT, Baillargeon J, Leach RJ, Cody JD (2002) Molecular characterization of 18p deletions: evidence for a breakpoint cluster. Genet Med 4:15-19.