Cuiping Hou, Assistant Lab Manager, Affymetrix

Cuiping is a senior research associate and Affymetrix manager at CAG. She has been at CAG since May, 2006, having transitioned from the John Maris Lab, also at CHOP. She oversees all Affymetrix Lab workflows and conducts microarray genotyping for a range of human disease research projects, including SNP genotyping; molecular cytogenetics; CytoScan; resequencing, and gene expression. She is also responsible for Sanger Sequencing validation, and partial GWA and CNV analyses.

Before joining CAG, she was a senior computer engineer in China. She was subsequently a research assistant at the HLA Lab in the Center for Blood Research at Harvard University, and then again at the DNA diagnosis lab at the Center for Human Genetics at Boston University; The Center for Psychiatric Genetics in Northwestern University and the Maris’ lab in CHOP (since June, 2001). She mastered human molecular genetics through decades of clinical and lab experience, and has become adept in Illumina, Affymetrix, TaqMan, DNA banking, functional genetics, cell culture, and next generation sequencing.

She has published more than forty papers in high impact journals, including Nature (7); Nature Genetics (4); NEJM (2); AJHG (5) and others. She has extensive training in computer programming, and received her B.S in computational mathematics from The Northwestern University, Xi’An, China.


CAG Publications*

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

Genome-wide association study of serum minerals levels in children of different ethnic background.
Chang X, Li J, Guo Y, Wei Z, Mentch FD, Hou C, Zhao Y, Qiu H, Kim C, Sleiman PM, Hakonarson H.
PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0123499. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123499.

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.

Erratum to: AGC1 Deficiency Causes Infantile Epilepsy, Abnormal Myelination, and Reduced N-Acetylaspartate.
Falk MJ, Li D, Gai X, McCormick E, Place E, Lasorsa FM, Otieno FG, Hou C, Kim CE, Abdel-Magid N, Vazquez L, Mentch FD, Chiavacci R, Liang J, Liu X, Jiang H, Giannuzzi G, Marsh ED, Guo Y, Tian L, Palmieri F, Hakonarson H.
JIMD Rep. 2014;14:119. doi: 10.1007/8904_2014_314. Epub 2014 Jun 29. No abstract available.

Autosomal dominant hypoparathyroidism caused by germline mutation in GNA11: phenotypic and molecular characterization.
Li D, Opas EE, Tuluc F, Metzger DL, Hou C, Hakonarson H, Levine MA.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Sep;99(9):E1774-83. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-1029. Epub 2014 May 13.

AGC1 Deficiency Causes Infantile Epilepsy, Abnormal Myelination, and Reduced N-Acetylaspartate.
Falk MJ, Li D, Gai X, McCormick E, Place E, Lasorsa FM, Otieno FG, Hou C, Kim CE, Abdel-Magid N, Vazquez L, Mentch FD, Chiavacci R, Liang J, Liu X, Jiang H, Giannuzzi G, Marsh ED, Yiran G, Tian L, Palmieri F, Hakonarson H.
JIMD Rep. 2014;14:77-85. doi: 10.1007/8904_2013_287. Epub 2014 Feb 11.

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.

A missense mutation in ANKRD26 segregates with thrombocytopenia.
Al Daama SA, Housawi YH, Dridi W, Sager M, Otieno FG, Hou C, Vasquez L, Kim C, Tian L, Sleiman P, Hakonarson H.
Blood. 2013 Jul 18;122(3):461-2. doi: 10.1182/blood-2013-03-489344. No abstract available.

Proteomics screen to reveal molecular changes mediated by C722G missense mutation in CHRM2 gene.
Hou D, Chen Y, Liu J, Xu L, Zhang Z, Zhang J, Wang H, Wang X, Chen J, Zhao R, Hu A, Hakonarson H, Zhang L, Shen Y.
J Proteomics. 2013 Aug 26;89:39-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2013.05.027. Epub 2013 Jun 4.

Mutations in PDGFRB cause autosomal-dominant infantile myofibromatosis.
Martignetti JA, Tian L, Li D, Ramirez MC, Camacho-Vanegas O, Camacho SC, Guo Y, Zand DJ, Bernstein AM, Masur SK, Kim CE, Otieno FG, Hou C, Abdel-Magid N, Tweddale B, Metry D, Fournet JC, Papp E, McPherson EW, Zabel C, Vaksmann G, Morisot C, et al.
Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Jun 6;92(6):1001-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.04.024. Epub 2013 May 23.

Whole-genome sequencing in an autism multiplex family.
Shi L, Zhang X, Golhar R, Otieno FG, He M, Hou C, Kim C, Keating B, Lyon GJ, Wang K, Hakonarson H.
Mol Autism. 2013 Apr 18;4(1):8. doi: 10.1186/2040-2392-4-8.

The missense variation landscape of FTO, MC4R, and TMEM18 in obese children of African Ancestry.
Deliard S, Panossian S, Mentch FD, Kim CE, Hou C, Frackelton EC, Bradfield JP, Glessner JT, Zhang H, Wang K, Sleiman PM, Chiavacci RM, Berkowitz RI, Hakonarson H, Zhao J, Grant SF.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jan;21(1):159-63. doi: 10.1002/oby.20147.

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.

Common variation at 6q16 within HACE1 and LIN28B influences susceptibility to neuroblastoma.
Diskin SJ, Capasso M, Schnepp RW, Cole KA, Attiyeh EF, Hou C, Diamond M, Carpenter EL, Winter C, Lee H, Jagannathan J, Latorre V, Iolascon A, Hakonarson H, Devoto M, Maris JM.
Nat Genet. 2012 Oct;44(10):1126-30. doi: 10.1038/ng.2387. Epub 2012 Sep 2.

Common variation at BARD1 results in the expression of an oncogenic isoform that influences neuroblastoma susceptibility and oncogenicity.
Bosse KR, Diskin SJ, Cole KA, Wood AC, Schnepp RW, Norris G, Nguyen le B, Jagannathan J, Laquaglia M, Winter C, Diamond M, Hou C, Attiyeh EF, Mosse YP, Pineros V, Dizin E, Zhang Y, Asgharzadeh S, Seeger RC, Capasso M, Pawel BR, Devoto M, et al.
Cancer Res. 2012 Apr 15;72(8):2068-78. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-11-3703. Epub 2012 Feb 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.

Genome-wide association identifies diverse causes of common variable immunodeficiency.
Orange JS, Glessner JT, Resnick E, Sullivan KE, Lucas M, Ferry B, Kim CE, Hou C, Wang F, Chiavacci R, Kugathasan S, Sleasman JW, Baldassano R, Perez EE, Chapel H, Cunningham-Rundles C, Hakonarson H.
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jun;127(6):1360-7.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.02.039. Epub 2011 Apr 17.

Integrative genomics identifies LMO1 as a neuroblastoma oncogene.
Wang K, Diskin SJ, Zhang H, Attiyeh EF, Winter C, Hou C, Schnepp RW, Diamond M, Bosse K, Mayes PA, Glessner J, Kim C, Frackelton E, Garris M, Wang Q, Glaberson W, Chiavacci R, Nguyen L, Jagannathan J, Saeki N, Sasaki H, Grant SF, et al.
Nature. 2011 Jan 13;469(7329):216-20. doi: 10.1038/nature09609. Epub 2010 Dec 1.

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.

Comparative genetic analysis of inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes implicates multiple loci with opposite effects.
Wang K, Baldassano R, Zhang H, Qu HQ, Imielinski M, Kugathasan S, Annese V, Dubinsky M, Rotter JI, Russell RK, Bradfield JP, Sleiman PM, Glessner JT, Walters T, Hou C, Kim C, Frackelton EC, Garris M, Doran J, Romano C, Catassi C, Van Limbergen J, et al.
Hum Mol Genet. 2010 May 15;19(10):2059-67. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddq078. Epub 2010 Feb 22.

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.

Common variants at five new loci associated with early-onset inflammatory bowel disease.
Imielinski M, Baldassano RN, Griffiths A, Russell RK, Annese V, Dubinsky M, Kugathasan S, Bradfield JP, Walters TD, Sleiman P, Kim CE, Muise A, Wang K, Glessner JT, Saeed S, Zhang H, Frackelton EC, Hou C, Flory JH, Otieno G, Chiavacci RM, Grundmeier R, et al.
Nat Genet. 2009 Dec;41(12):1335-40. doi: 10.1038/ng.489. Epub 2009 Nov 15.

From disease association to risk assessment: an optimistic view from genome-wide association studies on type 1 diabetes.
Wei Z, Wang K, Qu HQ, Zhang H, Bradfield J, Kim C, Frackleton E, Hou C, Glessner JT, Chiavacci R, Stanley C, Monos D, Grant SF, Polychronakos C, Hakonarson H.
PLoS Genet. 2009 Oct;5(10):e1000678. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000678. Epub 2009 Oct 9.

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.

Copy number variation at 1q21.1 associated with neuroblastoma.
Diskin SJ, Hou C, Glessner JT, Attiyeh EF, Laudenslager M, Bosse K, Cole K, Mossé YP, Wood A, Lynch JE, Pecor K, Diamond M, Winter C, Wang K, Kim C, Geiger EA, McGrady PW, Blakemore AI, London WB, Shaikh TH, Bradfield J, Grant SF, et al.
Nature. 2009 Jun 18;459(7249):987-91. doi: 10.1038/nature08035.

Common variations in BARD1 influence susceptibility to high-risk neuroblastoma.
Capasso M, Devoto M, Hou C, Asgharzadeh S, Glessner JT, Attiyeh EF, Mosse YP, Kim C, Diskin SJ, Cole KA, Bosse K, Diamond M, Laudenslager M, Winter C, Bradfield JP, Scott RH, Jagannathan J, Garris M, McConville C, London WB, Seeger RC, Grant SF, et al.
Nat Genet. 2009 Jun;41(6):718-23. doi: 10.1038/ng.374. Epub 2009 May 3.

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.

Common genetic variants on 5p14.1 associate with autism spectrum disorders.
Wang K, Zhang H, Ma D, Bucan M, Glessner JT, Abrahams BS, Salyakina D, Imielinski M, Bradfield JP, Sleiman PM, Kim CE, Hou C, Frackelton E, Chiavacci R, Takahashi N, Sakurai T, Rappaport E, Lajonchere CM, Munson J, Estes A, Korvatska O, Piven J, et al.
Nature. 2009 May 28;459(7246):528-33. doi: 10.1038/nature07999. Epub 2009 Apr 28.

Diverse genome-wide association studies associate the IL12/IL23 pathway with Crohn Disease.
Wang K, Zhang H, Kugathasan S, Annese V, Bradfield JP, Russell RK, Sleiman PM, Imielinski M, Glessner J, Hou C, Wilson DC, Walters T, Kim C, Frackelton EC, Lionetti P, Barabino A, Van Limbergen J, Guthery S, Denson L, Piccoli D, Li M, Dubinsky M, et al.
Am J Hum Genet. 2009 Mar;84(3):399-405. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2009.01.026. Epub 2009 Feb 26.

Genomic copy number determination in cancer cells from single nucleotide polymorphism microarrays based on quantitative genotyping corrected for aneuploidy.
Attiyeh EF, Diskin SJ, Attiyeh MA, Mossé YP, Hou C, Jackson EM, Kim C, Glessner J, Hakonarson H, Biegel JA, Maris JM.
Genome Res. 2009 Feb;19(2):276-83. doi: 10.1101/gr.075671.107. Epub 2009 Jan 13. Erratum in: Genome Res. 2009 Mar;19(3):520.

Adjustment of genomic waves in signal intensities from whole-genome SNP genotyping platforms.
Diskin SJ, Li M, Hou C, Yang S, Glessner J, Hakonarson H, Bucan M, Maris JM, Wang K.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Nov;36(19):e126. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkn556. Epub 2008 Sep 10.

Identification of ALK as a major familial neuroblastoma predisposition gene.
Mossé YP, Laudenslager M, Longo L, Cole KA, Wood A, Attiyeh EF, Laquaglia MJ, Sennett R, Lynch JE, Perri P, Laureys G, Speleman F, Kim C, Hou C, Hakonarson H, Torkamani A, Schork NJ, Brodeur GM, Tonini GP, Rappaport E, Devoto M, Maris JM.
Nature. 2008 Oct 16;455(7215):930-5. doi: 10.1038/nature07261. Epub 2008 Aug 24.

Chromosome 6p22 locus associated with clinically aggressive neuroblastoma.
Maris JM, Mosse YP, Bradfield JP, Hou C, Monni S, Scott RH, Asgharzadeh S, Attiyeh EF, Diskin SJ, Laudenslager M, Winter C, Cole KA, Glessner JT, Kim C, Frackelton EC, Casalunovo T, Eckert AW, Capasso M, Rappaport EF, McConville C, London WB, Seeger RC, et al.
N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 12;358(24):2585-93. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0708698. Epub 2008 May 7.