Kerry Wiles is the central coordinator for the CHTN Western Division. Ms. Wiles received her B.S. degree from Pittsburgh State University (Kansas) and has completed 20 hours towards a M.S. degree with an emphasis on genetics-molecular biology and microbiology. She has over 15 years of "wet bench" research experience in genetic mapping, association studies, tissue culture, MALDI-TOF /SNP genotyping and analysis, sequencing, microsatellite library creation and robotics. Ms. Wiles started her scientific career at the University of Iowa working on genetic mapping of chromosome X and 4, association studies of BFLS and FSH. Ms. Wiles also studied the role of Beta defensins in normal human lung, diseased lung (Cystic Fibrosis) and skin as well as rats and mice.
Ms. Wiles continued her scientific career at the National Institutes of Health under the direction of Dr. Francis Collins, National Human Genome Research Institute-NHGRI (FUSION) and was involved in NIDDM research using a large Finnish cohort. Ms. Wiles was recruited to CHTN Western Division in August 2002 by Dr. Washington as project manager/coordinator.
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