Jennifer Gladys Mulle, MHS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine

Director

Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Certificate Program

Office: Whitehead Biomedical Research Building 305M

Phone: 404-727-3042

Email: jmulle@emory.edu

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Research Interests

My research program is focused on understanding the phenotypic spectrum, natural history, and molecular mechanism of two rare genomic syndromes, 3q29 deletion syndrome and 3q29 duplication syndrome.

The 3q29 deletion is associated with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric phenotypes, including intellectual disability, anxiety disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and an astonishing 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia. 

The 3q29 duplication is associated with a 14-fold increased risk for seizures, as well as increased risk for autism spectrum disorders.

The Emory 3q29 Project (http://genome.emory.edu/3q29/) unites a large, collaborative, interdisciplinary team toward the common goal of understanding these disorders. We examine human subjects and use animal models and cell-based systems, all to identify biological consequences due to altered dosage of 3q29 interval genes. 

Areas of Specialization

  • 3q29 Deletion Syndrome
  • 3q29 Duplication Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Genetics
  • Rare Genetic Variation and Disease Association

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University, 2011
  • PhD, Human Genetics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2005
  • MHS, Genetic Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2001
  • BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1993

Professional Memberships

American Society of Human Genetics

Society of Biological Psychiatry