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Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D.

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Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D.

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Specialties

  • Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology)
  • Clinical Genetics(MD)-Medical Genetics

Languages

English

Certifications

  • American Board of Med Gen PhD Medical Genetics
  • Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology)

Roles

  • Director, Center for Genomic Education & Outreach, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
  • Professor and Founding Chair (2008-2013), Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
  • Professor of Neurology

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Biography

Dr. Vance is boarded in both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American College of Medical Genetics as a board-certified Medical Geneticist.

Dr. Vance's research has focused on the application of clinical, molecular, and mathematical genetic techniques to identify genes leading to human disease. Dr. Vance's primary areas of expertise and national recognition are in Neurogenetics, especially in Parkinson disease and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. He has also led research in cardiovascular genetics, human genotyping and banking of DNA samples. He has identified five loci for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease(CMT) (CMT1A, CMT2A, CMT4A, CMT4B, CMT4C), the gene defects for CMT4A (GDAP-1), CMT2A (Mitofusin 2), dominant intermediate (Dynamin-2) CMTB, collaborated on CMT2D/ Distal Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type V gene discovery (Glycyl tRNA Synthetase), spastic paraparesis (REEP1) 31 and gene mutations for three different muscular dystrophies (including α-sarcoglycan), as well as identified the gene defect in the Haw River Syndrome.

Dr. Vance has also been a leader in applying genetics to common medical diseases to identify susceptibility genes. He serves as the Director (primary principal investigator) of the NIH Morris K. Udall Parkinson Disease (PD) Research Center of Excellence, now in its 14th year of funding.

He is an elected member of the American Neurological Association and the Association of American Physicians. He has published over 225 peer-reviewed publications. He serves as a genetic consultant for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR), and is a founder of the Masters in Genetics program at the Miller School of Medicine. 
 

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