MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Laura E. Mitchell

Dr. Laura E.  Mitchell

Associate Member


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Public Health

Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

My research focuses on the identification of genes that influence the risk of common congenital malformations, including facial clefts, defects of the neural tube and heart malformations, in humans. This work includes consideration of the roles played by both the maternal and embryonic genotypes as well as gene-environment interactions. Currently, I am working on a family-based genetic association study of spina bifida, and several studies of congenital heart malformations.

A tutorial with my group could provide experience in epidemiology, genetic association studies, and genetic data analysis.


Contact Information

Phone: 713.500.9954


Office: RAS E-547


Ph.D. - Yale University - 1991