Katherina Walz, Ph.D.
- Director, Division of Human Disease Modeling in the Center for Molecular Genetics, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
- Research Associate Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
- Correct developmental expression level of Rai1 in forebrain neurons is required for control of body weight, activity levels and learning and memory.
- Copy Number Variation and susceptibility to complex traits.
- Phenotypic consequences of copy number variation: insights from Smith-Magenis and Potocki-Lupski syndrome mouse models.
- Abnormal social behaviors and altered gene expression rates in a mouse model for Potocki-Lupski syndrome.
- Rai1 duplication causes physical and behavioral phenotypes in a mouse model for dup(17)(p11.2p11.2).
- List of Publications
Katherina Walz, Ph.D., Director for the Division for Models of Human Disease at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, is a biologist interested in the understanding of molecular bases of human genetic conditions, with special emphasis in those that are related to brain function and altered behavioral outcomes.
Her research is focused in the validation of the genetic cause, the definition of the phenotypic outcomes and the elucidation of the molecular and physiological pathways related to human diseases. Dr. Walz is also an Research Associate Professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics.