Genetics Core

Kennedy Krieger Institute Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Genetics Core

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Core Personnel
Core Director: David Valle, M.D.
Core Co-Director: Denise Batista, Ph.D.

Core Keywords
Centralized tissue culture; amino acid analyses; organic acid analyses; molecular cytogenetics; cytogenetic analysis; karyotyping; genomic abnormalities; current-generation sequencing; molecular genetics; bioinformatics

Core Description

The Genetics Core supports research focused on the role genetic factors play in atypical physical, cognitive, and behavioral development. Supported research focuses on etiology, natural history, and prognosis of a variety of conditions associated with developmental delay, neuropsychiatric disorders affecting children, and behavioral and physical features of developmental disabilities. The services provided by the Genetics Core include:

  • Cell line establishment and tissue culture
  • Cytogenetic analysis, namely karyotype and fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism microarray
  • Identification of regions with genomic homozygosity and parent of origin for genomic abnormalities

The Core also serves as an interface for IDDRC-supported projects with the resources of other Genetics Core facilities established within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, including current-generation sequencing.


Last Edited: 06/10/17 12:00 AM by Corina Miclea