Leah Solberg Woods, PhD

Investigator, Children's Research Institute
Assistant professor, Pediatrics/Genomics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-2354
(414) 955-6538 (fax)

Overview

Division

  • Genomic Pediatrics

Research interests

  • Diabetes/obesity
  • Genetic diseases/genomics

Study interests

  • Genetics of type 2 diabetes

Education

  • Doctorate, Northwestern University, Chicago, 2002; post-doctoral fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (Jonathan Flint), University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2004
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Human and Molecular Genetics Center (Howard Jacob), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2007

Education & Awards

Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1995
  • Alpha Zeta Mu Academic Honor Society, 1995
  • Academic Scholarship, Central College, Pella, IA, 1995
  • Iowa Psychological Association Scholarship Award, 1994
  • 2nd place Award, Great Plains Annual Psychology Convention, Chicago, 1994
  • Nussbaum Award, Neuroscience Day Presentation, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2001
  • Travel Scholarship, Keystone Symposium, Breckenridge, CO, 2004
  • Travel Scholarship Short Course on Complex Trait Analysis, Jackson Laboratories, MA, 2006
  • Travel Scholarship, Rat Genome Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 2006

Research & Publications

Research
  • Integrative Biology of Childhood Kidney Disease, National Institutes of Health, pilot and feasibility recipient
  • Genome-wide Fine-mapping of Metabolic Traits in Heterogenerous Stock Rats, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease, principal investigator
  • Next Generation Sequencing to Identify Candidate Variants Involved in Glucose Regulation, Children's Research Institute, principal investigator
  • Gene Expression in HS Rats to Identify Novel Genes and Pathways Involved in Glucose Regulation, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin: Research for a Healthier Tomorrow, principal investigator
  • Fine-mapping NIDDM1 using Heterogeneous Stock Rats, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease, principal investigator
Publications