Research Faculty

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Jannine D. Cody, Ph.D.
Associate professor of pediatrics
Division of Genetics and Metabolic Disorders
Assistant program director, Frederic C. Bartter General Clinical Research Center
The Chromosome 18 Clinical Research Center
Office phone: 210-567-9220
Lab phone: 210-567-5321
Office fax: 210-567-0492

Ph.D., human genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1997
M.S., biology, University of Iowa, 1978
B.S., general science, University of Iowa, 1976
A.A., general science, Grand View College

Fellowship, human genetics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1997-99

Recent publications:
Cody JD, Sebold C, Malik A, Heard P, Carter E, Crandall A, Soileau B, Semrud-Clikeman M, Cody CM, Hardies LJ, Li J, Lancaster J, Fox PT, Stratton RF, Perry B, Hale DE. Recurrent Interstitial Deletions of Proximal 18q: A New Syndrome Involving Expressive Speech Delay Am. J Med Genet 2007;143A:1181-1190.

Semrud-Clikeman M, Thompson NM, Schaub BL, Leach R, Hester A, Hale DE, Cody JD. Cognitive ability predicts degree of genetic abnormality in participants with 18q deletions. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2005 Sep;11(5):584-590.

Lancaster JL, Cody JD, Andrews T, Hardies LJ, Hale DE, Fox PT. Myelination in children with partial deletions of chromosome 18q. Am J Neuroradiol 2005;26(3):447-454.

Research and clinical interests:
syndromes of chromosome 18 (18q-, 18p-, Tetrasomy 18p, Ring 18 & Trisomy 18). We are interested in understanding the molecular basis, clinical and educational features as well as the natural history of individuals with these syndromes.


Photo of Dr. Robin LeachRobin Leach, Ph.D.
Professor of pediatrics
Division of Genetics
Cytogenetics and Genetics Research Core, San Antonio Cancer Institute
Office phone: 210-567-6947

Research and clinical interests:
human molecular genetics, Paget disease of the bone and osteosarcomas

Recent publications:
Johnson-Pais TL, Nellissery MJ, Ammerman D, Pathmanathan D, Bhatia P, Buller CL, Leach RJ, Hansen MF (2002) Fine mapping of the putative osteosarcoma tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 18q21.3. Internatl J Cancer, in press.

Balic I, Graham ST, Troyer DA, Higgins B, Pollock BH, Johnson-Pais TL, Thompson IM, Leach RJ (2002) Androgen receptor length polymorphism associated with prostate cancer risk in Hispanics. J Urology, in press.

Schaub RL, Reveles XT, Baillargeon J, Leach RJ, Cody JD (2002) Molecular characterization of 18p deletions: evidence for a breakpoint cluster. Genet Med 4:15-19.