Gulum Kosova, PhD

GulumI earned a BS in molecular biology and genetics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2004. Following my undergraduate training, I moved to Chicago and earned my Ph.D. in genetics from The University of Chicago in 2010. My Ph.D. research focused on complex trait mapping and association studies in inbred human populations, with a particular emphasis on reproductive and metabolic phenotypes, and sex-specific genetic differences underlying these traits. I joined the Newton-Cheh lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2012, where I have been conducting genetic studies of natriuretic peptide levels, blood pressure and left ventricular mass using high throughput genotype and sequencing data.