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The Children's National Research Institute
Elizabeth Leslie, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Emory University, Department of Human Genetics
Dr. Leslie has a wealth of experience in the analysis of deep phenotyping and genomic data to understand the genetic architecture of craniofacial birth defects, with focus on phenotypic heterogeneity, penetrance, and variable expressivity. She has also identified both common and rare genetic risk factors in craniofacial development using genome wide association studies in large patient populations. Dr. Leslie has participated in or led numerous genome wide association studies and sequencing studies to identify genetic risk factors and modifiers of cleft lip and palate. Dr. Leslie provides input on design of statistical approaches and methods, refinement of the sequencing data analysis pipeline and methods, and will contribute to data interpretation in the research study, with specific focus on the genetic architecture of identified common and rare alleles.
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