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Rob Igo, PhD

Assistant Professor

rpi@.case.edu | 216.368.4562 | Wolstein Research Bldg. Rm. 1302

Education

B.A. in Mathematics, Oberlin College, 1988
Ph.D. in Anatomy (Molecular Biology), University of Utah, 1997
M.S. in Biostatistics, University of Washington, 2005

Research Interests

I am interested in developing and applying statistical methods to identify genetic factors influencing complex traits. I participate in collaborative research projects focused on Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, kidney disease in diabetes, age-related macular degeneration and susceptibility to tuberculosis.

Professional Memberships

American Society of Human Genetics
International Genetic Epidemiology Society

Courses Taught

EPBI 452: Statistical Methods for Genetic Epidemiology
EPBI 502: Genetic Epidemiology Seminar

Recent Publications

  1. Nittala, MG, Song, YE, Sardell, R, Adams, LD, Pan, S, Velaga, SB, Horst, V, Dana, D, Caywood, L, Laux, R, Fuzzell, D, Fuzzell, S, Scott, WK, Cooke Bailey, JN, Igo, RP Jr, Haines, J, Pericak-Vance, MA, Sadda, SR, Stambolian, D. AMISH EYE STUDY: Baseline Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Characteristics of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2018; : . PubMed PMID:29746403 .
  2. van Zuydam, NR, Ahlqvist, E, Sandholm, N, Deshmukh, H, Rayner, NW, Abdalla, M, Ladenvall, C, Ziemek, D, Fauman, E, Robertson, NR, McKeigue, PM, Valo, E, Forsblom, C, Harjutsalo, V, FINNDIANE Study centres, Perna, A, Rurali, E, Marcovecchio, ML, Igo, RP Jr, Salem, RM, Perico, N, Lajer, M, Käräjämäki, A, Imamura, M, Kubo, M, Takahashi, A, Sim, X, Liu, J, van Dam, RM, Jiang, G, Tam, CHT, Luk, AOY, Lee, HM, Lim, CKP, Szeto, CC, So, WY, Chan, JCN, Hong Kong Diabetes Registry TRS Project Group, Ang, SF, Dorajoo, R, Wang, L, Hua Clara, TS, McKnight, AJ, Duffy, S, Warren 3/UK GoKinD Study Group, Pezzolesi, MG, Consortium, G, Marre, M, Gyorgy, B, Hadjadj, S, Hiraki, LT, DCCT/EDIC group, Ahluwalia, TS, Almgren, P, Schulz, CA, Orho-Melander, M, Linneberg, A, Christensen, C, Witte, DR, Grarup, N, Brandslund, I, Melander, O, Paterson, AD, Tregouet, D, Maxwell, AP, Lim, SC, Ma, RCW, Tai, ES, Maeda, S, Lyssenko, V, Tuomi, T, Krolewski, AS, Rich, SS, Hirschhorn, JN, Florez, JC, Dunger, D, Pedersen, O, Hansen, T, Rossing, P, Remuzzi, G, SUMMIT Consortium, Brosnan, MJ, Palmer, CNA, Groop, PH, Colhoun, HM, Groop, LC, McCarthy, MI. A Genome-Wide Association Study of Diabetic Kidney Disease in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes 2018; : . PubMed PMID:29703844 .
  3. Bailey, JNC, Gharahkhani, P, Kang, JH, Butkiewicz, M, Sullivan, DA, Weinreb, RN, Aschard, H, Allingham, RR, Ashley-Koch, A, Lee, RK, Moroi, SE, Brilliant, MH, Wollstein, G, Schuman, JS, Fingert, JH, Budenz, DL, Realini, T, Gaasterland, T, Scott, WK, Singh, K, Sit, AJ, Igo, RP Jr, Song, YE, Hark, L, Ritch, R, Rhee, DJ, Vollrath, D, Zack, DJ, Medeiros, F, Vajaranant, TS, Chasman, DI, Christen, WG, Pericak-Vance, MA, Liu, Y, Kraft, P, Richards, JE, Rosner, BA, Hauser, MA, Craig, JE, Burdon, KP, Hewitt, AW, Mackey, DA, Haines, JL, MacGregor, S, Wiggs, JL, Pasquale, LR, Australian and New Zealand Registry of Advanced Glaucoma (ANZRAG) Consortium. Testosterone Pathway Genetic Polymorphisms in Relation to Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: An Analysis in Two Large Datasets. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018; 59 (2): 629-636. PubMed PMID:29392307 PubMed Central PMC5795896.
  4. Aschard, H, Kang, JH, Iglesias, AI, Hysi, P, Cooke Bailey, JN, Khawaja, AP, Allingham, RR, Ashley-Koch, A, Lee, RK, Moroi, SE, Brilliant, MH, Wollstein, G, Schuman, JS, Fingert, JH, Budenz, DL, Realini, T, Gaasterland, T, Scott, WK, Singh, K, Sit, AJ, Igo, RP Jr, Song, YE, Hark, L, Ritch, R, Rhee, DJ, Gulati, V, Haven, S, Vollrath, D, Zack, DJ, Medeiros, F, Weinreb, RN, Cheng, CY, Chasman, DI, Christen, WG, Pericak-Vance, MA, Liu, Y, Kraft, P, Richards, JE, Rosner, BA, Hauser, MA, International Glaucoma Genetics Consortium, Klaver, CCW, vanDuijn, CM, Haines, J, Wiggs, JL, Pasquale, LR. Genetic correlations between intraocular pressure, blood pressure and primary open-angle glaucoma: a multi-cohort analysis. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 2017; 25 (11): 1261-1267. PubMed PMID:28853718 PubMed Central PMC5643970.
  5. Sobota, RS, Stein, CM, Kodaman, N, Maro, I, Wieland-Alter, W, Igo, RP Jr, Magohe, A, Malone, LL, Chervenak, K, Hall, NB, Matee, M, Mayanja-Kizza, H, Joloba, M, Moore, JH, Scott, WK, Lahey, T, Boom, WH, von Reyn, CF, Williams, SM, Sirugo, G. A chromosome 5q31.1 locus associates with tuberculin skin test reactivity in HIV-positive individuals from tuberculosis hyper-endemic regions in east Africa. PLoS Genet. 2017; 13 (6): e1006710. PubMed PMID:28628665 PubMed Central PMC5495514.
  6. Aung, T, Ozaki, M, Lee, MC, Schlötzer-Schrehardt, U, Thorleifsson, G, Mizoguchi, T, Igo, RP Jr, Haripriya, A, Williams, SE, Astakhov, YS, Orr, AC, Burdon, KP, Nakano, S, Mori, K, Abu-Amero, K, Hauser, M, Li, Z, Prakadeeswari, G, Bailey, JNC, Cherecheanu, AP, Kang, JH, Nelson, S, Hayashi, K, Manabe, SI, Kazama, S, Zarnowski, T, Inoue, K, Irkec, M, Coca-Prados, M, Sugiyama, K, Järvelä, I, Schlottmann, P, Lerner, SF, Lamari, H, Nilgün, Y, Bikbov, M, Park, KH, Cha, SC, Yamashiro, K, Zenteno, JC, Jonas, JB, Kumar, RS, Perera, SA, Chan, ASY, Kobakhidze, N, George, R, Vijaya, L, Do, T, Edward, DP, de Juan Marcos, L, Pakravan, M, Moghimi, S, Ideta, R, Bach-Holm, D, Kappelgaard, P, Wirostko, B, Thomas, S, Gaston, D, Bedard, K, Greer, WL, Yang, Z, Chen, X, Huang, L, Sang, J, Jia, H, Jia, L, Qiao, C, Zhang, H, Liu, X, Zhao, B, Wang, YX, Xu, L, Leruez, S, Reynier, P, Chichua, G, Tabagari, S, Uebe, S, Zenkel, M, Berner, D, Mossböck, G, Weisschuh, N, Hoja, U, Welge-Luessen, UC, Mardin, C, Founti, P, Chatzikyriakidou, A, Pappas, T, Anastasopoulos, E, Lambropoulos, A, Ghosh, A, Shetty, R, Porporato, N, Saravanan, V, Venkatesh, R, Shivkumar, C, Kalpana, N, Sarangapani, S, Kanavi, MR, Beni, AN, Yazdani, S, Lashay, A, Naderifar, H, Khatibi, N, Fea, A, Lavia, C, Dallorto, L, Rolle, T, Frezzotti, P, Paoli, D, Salvi, E, Manunta, P, Mori, Y, Miyata, K, Higashide, T, Chihara, E, Ishiko, S, Yoshida, A, Yanagi, M, Kiuchi, Y, Ohashi, T, Sakurai, T, Sugimoto, T, Chuman, H, Aihara, M, Inatani, M, Miyake, M, Gotoh, N, Matsuda, F, Yoshimura, N, Ikeda, Y, Ueno, M, Sotozono, C, Jeoung, JW, Sagong, M, Park, KH, Ahn, J, Cruz-Aguilar, M, Ezzouhairi, SM, Rafei, A, Chong, YF, Ng, XY, Goh, SR, Chen, Y, Yong, VHK, Khan, MI, Olawoye, OO, Ashaye, AO, Ugbede, I, Onakoya, A, Kizor-Akaraiwe, N, Teekhasaenee, C, Suwan, Y, Supakontanasan, W, Okeke, S, Uche, NJ, Asimadu, I, Ayub, H, Akhtar, F, Kosior-Jarecka, E, Lukasik, U, Lischinsky, I, Castro, V, Grossmann, RP, Sunaric Megevand, G, Roy, S, Dervan, E, Silke, E, Rao, A, Sahay, P, Fornero, P, Cuello, O, Sivori, D, Zompa, T, Mills, RA, Souzeau, E, Mitchell, P, Wang, JJ, Hewitt, AW, Coote, M, Crowston, JG, Astakhov, SY, Akopov, EL, Emelyanov, A, Vysochinskaya, V, Kazakbaeva, G, Fayzrakhmanov, R, Al-Obeidan, SA, Owaidhah, O, Aljasim, LA, Chowbay, B, Foo, JN, Soh, RQ, Sim, KS, Xie, Z, Cheong, AWO, Mok, SQ, Soo, HM, Chen, XY, Peh, SQ, Heng, KK, Husain, R, Ho, SL, Hillmer, AM, Cheng, CY, Escudero-Domínguez, FA, González-Sarmiento, R, Martinon-Torres, F, Salas, A, Pathanapitoon, K, Hansapinyo, L, Wanichwecharugruang, B, Kitnarong, N, Sakuntabhai, A, Nguyn, HX, Nguyn, GTT, Nguyn, TV, Zenz, W, Binder, A, Klobassa, DS, Hibberd, ML, Davila, S, Herms, S, Nöthen, MM, Moebus, S, Rautenbach, RM, Ziskind, A, Carmichael, TR, Ramsay, M, Álvarez, L, García, M, González-Iglesias, H, Rodríguez-Calvo, PP, Fernández-Vega Cueto, L, Oguz, Ç, Tamcelik, N, Atalay, E, Batu, B, Aktas, D, Kasım, B, Wilson, MR, Coleman, AL, Liu, Y, Challa, P, Herndon, L, Kuchtey, RW, Kuchtey, J, Curtin, K, Chaya, CJ, Crandall, A, Zangwill, LM, Wong, TY, Nakano, M, Kinoshita, S, den Hollander, AI, Vesti, E, Fingert, JH, Lee, RK, Sit, AJ, Shingleton, BJ, Wang, N, Cusi, D, Qamar, R, Kraft, P, Pericak-Vance, MA, Raychaudhuri, S, Heegaard, S, Kivelä, T, Reis, A, Kruse, FE, Weinreb, RN, Pasquale, LR, Haines, JL, Thorsteinsdottir, U, Jonasson, F, Allingham, RR, Milea, D, Ritch, R, Kubota, T, Tashiro, K, Vithana, EN, Micheal, S, Topouzis, F, Craig, JE, Dubina, M, Sundaresan, P, Stefansson, K, Wiggs, JL, Pasutto, F, Khor, CC. Genetic association study of exfoliation syndrome identifies a protective rare variant at LOXL1 and five new susceptibility loci. Nat. Genet. 2017; 49 (7): 993-1004. PubMed PMID:28553957 .
  7. Afshari, NA, Igo, RP Jr, Morris, NJ, Stambolian, D, Sharma, S, Pulagam, VL, Dunn, S, Stamler, JF, Truitt, BJ, Rimmler, J, Kuot, A, Croasdale, CR, Qin, X, Burdon, KP, Riazuddin, SA, Mills, R, Klebe, S, Minear, MA, Zhao, J, Balajonda, E, Rosenwasser, GO, Baratz, KH, Mootha, VV, Patel, SV, Gregory, SG, Bailey-Wilson, JE, Price, MO, Price, FW Jr, Craig, JE, Fingert, JH, Gottsch, JD, Aldave, AJ, Klintworth, GK, Lass, JH, Li, YJ, Iyengar, SK. Genome-wide association study identifies three novel loci in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy. Nat Commun 2017; 8 : 14898. PubMed PMID:28358029 PubMed Central PMC5379100.
  8. Pasquale, LR, Aschard, H, Kang, JH, Bailey, JN, Lindström, S, Chasman, DI, Christen, WG, Allingham, RR, Ashley-Koch, A, Lee, RK, Moroi, SE, Brilliant, MH, Wollstein, G, Schuman, JS, Fingert, J, Budenz, DL, Realini, T, Gaasterland, T, Gaasterland, D, Scott, WK, Singh, K, Sit, AJ, Igo, RP Jr, Song, YE, Hark, L, Ritch, R, Rhee, DJ, Gulati, V, Havens, S, Vollrath, D, Zack, DJ, Medeiros, F, Weinreb, RN, Pericak-Vance, MA, Liu, Y, Kraft, P, Richards, JE, Rosner, BA, Hauser, MA, Haines, JL, Wiggs, JL. Age at natural menopause genetic risk score in relation to age at natural menopause and primary open-angle glaucoma in a US-based sample. Menopause 2017; 24 (2): 150-156. PubMed PMID:27760082 PubMed Central PMC5266624.
  9. Cooke Bailey, JN, Igo, RP Jr. Genetic Risk Scores. Curr Protoc Hum Genet 2016; 91 : 1.29.1-1.29.9. PubMed PMID:27727440 .
  10. Liu, Y, Bailey, JC, Helwa, I, Dismuke, WM, Cai, J, Drewry, M, Brilliant, MH, Budenz, DL, Christen, WG, Chasman, DI, Fingert, JH, Gaasterland, D, Gaasterland, T, Gordon, MO, Igo, RP Jr, Kang, JH, Kass, MA, Kraft, P, Lee, RK, Lichter, P, Moroi, SE, Realini, A, Richards, JE, Ritch, R, Schuman, JS, Scott, WK, Singh, K, Sit, AJ, Song, YE, Vollrath, D, Weinreb, R, Medeiros, F, Wollstein, G, Zack, DJ, Zhang, K, Pericak-Vance, MA, Gonzalez, P, Stamer, WD, Kuchtey, J, Kuchtey, RW, Allingham, RR, Hauser, MA, Pasquale, LR, Haines, JL, Wiggs, JL. A Common Variant in MIR182 Is Associated With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma in the NEIGHBORHOOD Consortium. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016; 57 (10): 3974-81. PubMed PMID:27537254 .
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