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Lab Members

Dr. John Kauwe

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Dr. John "Keoni" Kauwe received his Ph.D. in Evolultion, Ecology, and Population Biology from Washington University in 2007. His BS and MS degrees in Molecular Biology and Population Genetics, respectively, are from Brigham Young University. He is interested in the genetic architecture of complex traits. His current research is focused on using cerebrospinal fluid protein levels as intermediate traits, orendophenotypes, to identify genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Perry G. Ridge


Dr. Perry Ridge received his Ph.D. in Biology from Brigham Young University in 2013. He earned dual B.S. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computer Science from Brigham Young University in 2005, and a M.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. Dr. Ridge is interested in understanding the structure and function of genomes, with a focus on understanding the relationship between genome variation and function. Dr. Ridge is also interested in the application of computational tools to biological datasets and has projects and collaborations in Alzheimer’s disease and mitochondrial genetics, plant genetics, and ecology/evolution.

Marie Tueller Emmett

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Research Administrator

Marie Tueller Emmett is the research administrator. She completed an undergraduate degree at BYU and an M.Ed. at Harvard University. Her professional focus has been higher education administration and she is looking forward to contributing in positive ways to the great efforts and research going on in the Alzheimer's Research Lab.
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