Bio

Kelly Thomas, Senior Research Assistant, Scanning Room Technician

Kelly is a Senior Research Assistant and Scanning Room Technician at CAG, and has been with us since July, 2007. Her primary responsibilities are to QC all data processed on Illumina and Affymetrix microarrays, to generate and release all requested data from genome-wide association studies and copy number variation (CNV) analyses, and to conduct CNV analysis on select projects.

Before joining CAG, she was a US Navy Corpsman, and subsequently a stay-at-home mother and student. In 2005, she received a BA in Biology from Hood College, and is now pursuing a Masters in Bioinformatics at Johns Hopkins University.

Publications

CAG Publications*

*(Please note that publications are updated intermittently and may not be completely up-to-date)



Rare variants at 16p11.2 are associated with common variable immunodeficiency.
Maggadottir SM, Li J, Glessner JT, Li YR, Wei Z, Chang X, Mentch FD, Thomas KA, Kim CE, Zhao Y, Hou C, Wang F, Jørgensen SF, Perez EE, Sullivan KE, Orange JS, Karlsen TH, Chapel H, Cunningham-Rundles C, Hakonarson H.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jun;135(6):1569-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2014.12.1939. Epub 2015 Feb 10.



The impact of the metabotropic glutamate receptor and other gene family interaction networks on autism.
Hadley D, Wu ZL, Kao C, Kini A, Mohamed-Hadley A, Thomas K, Vazquez L, Qiu H, Mentch F, Pellegrino R, Kim C, Connolly J; AGP Consortium, Glessner J, Hakonarson H.
Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 13;5:4074. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5074.



Identification of rare DNA sequence variants in high-risk autism families and their prevalence in a large case/control population.
Matsunami N, Hensel CH, Baird L, Stevens J, Otterud B, Leppert T, Varvil T, Hadley D, Glessner JT, Pellegrino R, Kim C, Thomas K, Wang F, Otieno FG, Ho K, Christensen GB, Li D, Prekeris R, Lambert CG, Hakonarson H, Leppert MF.
Mol Autism. 2014 Jan 27;5(1):5. doi: 10.1186/2040-2392-5-5.



GWAS meta analysis identifies TSNARE1 as a novel Schizophrenia / Bipolar susceptibility locus.
Sleiman P, Wang D, Glessner J, Hadley D, Gur RE, Cohen N, Li Q, Hakonarson H; Janssen-CHOP Neuropsychiatric Genomics Working Group.
Sci Rep. 2013 Oct 29;3:3075. doi: 10.1038/srep03075.



Whole-genome DNA/RNA sequencing identifies truncating mutations in RBCK1 in a novel Mendelian disease with neuromuscular and cardiac involvement.
Wang K, Kim C, Bradfield J, Guo Y, Toskala E, Otieno FG, Hou C, Thomas K, Cardinale C, Lyon GJ, Golhar R, Hakonarson H.
Genome Med. 2013;5(7):67. doi: 10.1186/gm471.



Copy number variations in alternative splicing gene networks impact lifespan.
Glessner JT, Smith AV, Panossian S, Kim CE, Takahashi N, Thomas KA, Wang F, Seidler K, Harris TB, Launer LJ, Keating B, Connolly J, Sleiman PM, Buxbaum JD, Grant SF, Gudnason V, Hakonarson H.
PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53846. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053846. Epub 2013 Jan 30.



Identification of rare recurrent copy number variants in high-risk autism families and their prevalence in a large ASD population.
Matsunami N, Hadley D, Hensel CH, Christensen GB, Kim C, Frackelton E, Thomas K, da Silva RP, Stevens J, Baird L, Otterud B, Ho K, Varvil T, Leppert T, Lambert CG, Leppert M, Hakonarson H.
PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e52239. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052239. Epub 2013 Jan 14.



GWAS of blood cell traits identifies novel associated loci and epistatic interactions in Caucasian and African-American children.
Li J, Glessner JT, Zhang H, Hou C, Wei Z, Bradfield JP, Mentch FD, Guo Y, Kim C, Xia Q, Chiavacci RM, Thomas KA, Qiu H, Grant SF, Furth SL, Hakonarson H, Sleiman PM.
Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Apr 1;22(7):1457-64. doi: 10.1093/hmg/dds534. Epub 2012 Dec 20.



Genome-wide copy number variation study associates metabotropic glutamate receptor gene networks with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Elia J, Glessner JT, Wang K, Takahashi N, Shtir CJ, Hadley D, Sleiman PM, Zhang H, Kim CE, Robison R, Lyon GJ, Flory JH, Bradfield JP, Imielinski M, Hou C, Frackelton EC, Chiavacci RM, Sakurai T, Rabin C, Middleton FA, Thomas KA, Garris M, et al.
Nat Genet. 2011 Dec 4;44(1):78-84. doi: 10.1038/ng.1013.



A genome-wide meta-analysis of six type 1 diabetes cohorts identifies multiple associated loci.
Bradfield JP, Qu HQ, Wang K, Zhang H, Sleiman PM, Kim CE, Mentch FD, Qiu H, Glessner JT, Thomas KA, Frackelton EC, Chiavacci RM, Imielinski M, Monos DS, Pandey R, Bakay M, Grant SF, Polychronakos C, Hakonarson H.
PLoS Genet. 2011 Sep;7(9):e1002293. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002293. Epub 2011 Sep 29.



Role of BMI-associated loci identified in GWAS meta-analyses in the context of common childhood obesity in European Americans.
Zhao J, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Sleiman PM, Kim CE, Glessner JT, Deliard S, Thomas KA, Frackelton EC, Li M, Chiavacci RM, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Dec;19(12):2436-9. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.237. Epub 2011 Jul 21.



Meta-analysis of Dense Genecentric Association Studies Reveals Common and Uncommon Variants Associated with Height.
Lanktree MB, Guo Y, Murtaza M, Glessner JT, Bailey SD, Onland-Moret NC, Lettre G, Ongen H, Rajagopalan R, Johnson T, Shen H, Nelson CP, Klopp N, Baumert J, Padmanabhan S, Pankratz N, Pankow JS, Shah S, Taylor K, Barnard J, Peters BJ, Maloney CM, et al.
Am J Hum Genet. 2011 Jan 7;88(1):6-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2010.11.007. Epub 2010 Dec 30. Erratum in: Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Jun 8;90(6):1117. Tomaszweski, Maciej [corrected to Tomaszewski, Maciej].



A genome-wide study reveals copy number variants exclusive to childhood obesity cases.
Glessner JT, Bradfield JP, Wang K, Takahashi N, Zhang H, Sleiman PM, Mentch FD, Kim CE, Hou C, Thomas KA, Garris ML, Deliard S, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Zhao J, Chiavacci RM, Li M, Buxbaum JD, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF.
Am J Hum Genet. 2010 Nov 12;87(5):661-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2010.09.014. Epub 2010 Oct 14.



The role of height-associated loci identified in genome wide association studies in the determination of pediatric stature.
Zhao J, Li M, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Mentch FD, Wang K, Sleiman PM, Kim CE, Glessner JT, Hou C, Keating BJ, Thomas KA, Garris ML, Deliard S, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Chiavacci RM, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF.
BMC Med Genet. 2010 Jun 14;11:96. doi: 10.1186/1471-2350-11-96.



Strong synaptic transmission impact by copy number variations in schizophrenia.
Glessner JT, Reilly MP, Kim CE, Takahashi N, Albano A, Hou C, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Sleiman PM, Flory JH, Imielinski M, Frackelton EC, Chiavacci R, Thomas KA, Garris M, Otieno FG, Davidson M, Weiser M, Reichenberg A, Davis KL, Friedman JI, Cappola TP, et al.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jun 8;107(23):10584-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1000274107. Epub 2010 May 20.



Common variants at 5q22 associate with pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis.
Rothenberg ME, Spergel JM, Sherrill JD, Annaiah K, Martin LJ, Cianferoni A, Gober L, Kim C, Glessner J, Frackelton E, Thomas K, Blanchard C, Liacouras C, Verma R, Aceves S, Collins MH, Brown-Whitehorn T, Putnam PE, Franciosi JP, Chiavacci RM, Grant SF, Abonia JP, et al.
Nat Genet. 2010 Apr;42(4):289-91. doi: 10.1038/ng.547. Epub 2010 Mar 7.



Variants of DENND1B associated with asthma in children.
Sleiman PM, Flory J, Imielinski M, Bradfield JP, Annaiah K, Willis-Owen SA, Wang K, Rafaels NM, Michel S, Bonnelykke K, Zhang H, Kim CE, Frackelton EC, Glessner JT, Hou C, Otieno FG, Santa E, Thomas K, Smith RM, Glaberson WR, Garris M, Chiavacci RM, et al.
N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 7;362(1):36-44. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0901867. Epub 2009 Dec 23. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2012 Feb 16;366(7):672. Orange, Jordan M [corrected to Orange, Jordan S]. N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 2;363(10):994.



Examination of all type 2 diabetes GWAS loci reveals HHEX-IDE as a locus influencing pediatric BMI.
Zhao J, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Annaiah K, Wang K, Kim CE, Glessner JT, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Doran J, Thomas KA, Garris M, Hou C, Chiavacci RM, Li M, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF.
Diabetes. 2010 Mar;59(3):751-5. doi: 10.2337/db09-0972. Epub 2009 Nov 23.



17q12-21 variants interact with smoke exposure as a risk factor for pediatric asthma but are equally associated with early-onset versus late-onset asthma in North Americans of European ancestry.
Flory JH, Sleiman PM, Christie JD, Annaiah K, Bradfield J, Kim CE, Glessner J, Imielinski M, Li H, Frackelton EC, Cuiping H, Otieno G, Thomas K, Smith R, Glaberson W, Garris M, Chiavacci R, Allen J, Spergel J, Grundmeier R, Grunstein M, Magnusson M, et al.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Sep;124(3):605-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2009.05.047. Epub 2009 Aug 5. No abstract available.



A genome-wide association study identifies a locus for nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate on 8q24.
Grant SF, Wang K, Zhang H, Glaberson W, Annaiah K, Kim CE, Bradfield JP, Glessner JT, Thomas KA, Garris M, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Chiavacci RM, Nah HD, Kirschner RE, Hakonarson H.
J Pediatr. 2009 Dec;155(6):909-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.06.020. Epub 2009 Aug 4.



Examination of type 2 diabetes loci implicates CDKAL1 as a birth weight gene.
Zhao J, Li M, Bradfield JP, Wang K, Zhang H, Sleiman P, Kim CE, Annaiah K, Glaberson W, Glessner JT, Otieno FG, Thomas KA, Garris M, Hou C, Frackelton EC, Chiavacci RM, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF.
Diabetes. 2009 Oct;58(10):2414-8. doi: 10.2337/db09-0506. Epub 2009 Jul 10.



The role of obesity-associated loci identified in genome-wide association studies in the determination of pediatric BMI.
Zhao J, Bradfield JP, Li M, Wang K, Zhang H, Kim CE, Annaiah K, Glessner JT, Thomas K, Garris M, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Shaner JL, Smith RM, Chiavacci RM, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Grant SF.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Dec;17(12):2254-7. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.159. Epub 2009 May 28.



Autism genome-wide copy number variation reveals ubiquitin and neuronal genes.
Glessner JT, Wang K, Cai G, Korvatska O, Kim CE, Wood S, Zhang H, Estes A, Brune CW, Bradfield JP, Imielinski M, Frackelton EC, Reichert J, Crawford EL, Munson J, Sleiman PM, Chiavacci R, Annaiah K, Thomas K, Hou C, Glaberson W, Flory J, et al.
Nature. 2009 May 28;459(7246):569-73. doi: 10.1038/nature07953. Epub 2009 Apr 28.



Investigation of the locus near MC4R with childhood obesity in Americans of European and African ancestry.
Grant SF, Bradfield JP, Zhang H, Wang K, Kim CE, Annaiah K, Santa E, Glessner JT, Thomas K, Garris M, Frackelton EC, Otieno FG, Shaner JL, Smith RM, Imielinski M, Chiavacci RM, Li M, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Jul;17(7):1461-5. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.53. Epub 2009 Mar 5.



ORMDL3 variants associated with asthma susceptibility in North Americans of European ancestry.
Sleiman PM, Annaiah K, Imielinski M, Bradfield JP, Kim CE, Frackelton EC, Glessner JT, Eckert AW, Otieno FG, Santa E, Thomas K, Smith RM, Glaberson W, Garris M, Gunnlaugsson S, Chiavacci RM, Allen J, Spergel J, Grundmeier R, Grunstein MM, Magnusson M, Bisgaard H, et al.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Dec;122(6):1225-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2008.06.041. Epub 2008 Aug 28. No abstract available.