My research interests are focused on gene discovery and elucidation of molecular pathways underlying molecular mechanisms in cognitive decline caused by neurodegeneration and protein aggregation disorders. My current research projects involve both Mendelian (X-linked Parkinson and Spasticity) and complex disorders (such as Alzheimer’s disease).
We analyze familial forms of diseases using exome sequencing and linkage mapping approaches. Candidate variants are validated using live patient cells and post-mortem tissue. Further functional insights are gained by generation of model cell lines and/or transgenic mice. The strategy allowed uncovering various disease mechanisms central to pathogenesis: protein misfolding and aggregation, deletion/duplication of genic regions and tissue-specific alternative splicing.
Front Immunol 11(): 559342
Korvatska O, Kiianitsa K, Ratushny A, Matsushita M, Beeman N, Chien WM, Satoh JI, Dorschner MO, Keene CD, Bammler TK, Bird TD, Raskind WH
(2015 Dec 8)
Neurology 85(23): 2026-35
Chen DH, Méneret A, Friedman JR, Korvatska O, Gad A, Bonkowski ES, Stessman HA, Doummar D, Mignot C, Anheim M, Bernes S, Davis MY, Damon-Perrière N, Degos B, Grabli D, Gras D, Hisama FM, Mackenzie KM, Swanson PD, Tranchant C, Vidailhet M, Winesett S, Trouillard O, Amendola LM, Dorschner MO, Weiss M, Eichler EE, Torkamani A, Roze E, Bird TD, Raskind WH
JAMA Neurol 72(8): 920-7
Korvatska O, Leverenz JB, Jayadev S, McMillan P, Kurtz I, Guo X, Rumbaugh M, Matsushita M, Girirajan S, Dorschner MO, Kiianitsa K, Yu CE, Brkanac Z, Garden GA, Raskind WH, Bird TD
(2013 Aug 15)
Hum Mol Genet 22(16): 3259-68
Korvatska O, Strand NS, Berndt JD, Strovas T, Chen DH, Leverenz JB, Kiianitsa K, Mata IF, Karakoc E, Greenup JL, Bonkowski E, Chuang J, Moon RT, Eichler EE, Nickerson DA, Zabetian CP, Kraemer BC, Bird TD, Raskind WH
JAMA Psychiatry 70(6): 582-90
Timms AE, Dorschner MO, Wechsler J, Choi KY, Kirkwood R, Girirajan S, Baker C, Eichler EE, Korvatska O, Roche KW, Horwitz MS, Tsuang DW
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