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Xueqiu Jian, PhD
Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases
A genetic epidemiologist with a background in medicine and public health. Current research focuses on the identification of heritable factors and characterization of underlying mechanisms influencing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) using genomics and multi-omics approaches in large, representative human samples. Actively involved in large collaborative AD genomics projects within the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium, Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program, Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium (TARCC), International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project (IGAP), and UK Biobank. PI of multiple active federal/foundation grants. A key member of the Genetics and Multiomics Core of the NIA-designated South Texas Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC).