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TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Molecular & Human Genetics
DivisionMolecular & Human Genetics
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston TX 77030
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    1. Li AH, Hanchard NA, Furthner D, Fernbach S, Azamian M, Nicosia A, Rosenfeld J, Muzny D, D'Alessandro LCA, Morris S, Jhangiani S, Parekh DR, Franklin WJ, Lewin M, Towbin JA, Penny DJ, Fraser CD, Martin JF, Eng C, Lupski JR, Gibbs RA, Boerwinkle E, Belmont JW. Whole exome sequencing in 342 congenital cardiac left sided lesion cases reveals extensive genetic heterogeneity and complex inheritance patterns. Genome Med. 2017 Oct 31; 9(1):95. PMID: 29089047.
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    2. Hanchard NA, Umana LA, D'Alessandro L, Azamian M, Poopola M, Morris SA, Fernbach S, Lalani SR, Towbin JA, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt S, Garg V, Bowman J, Zapata G, Hernandez P, Arrington CB, Furthner D, Prakash SK, Bowles NE, McBride KL, Belmont JW. Assessment of large copy number variants in patients with apparently isolated congenital left-sided cardiac lesions reveals clinically relevant genomic events. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jun 27. PMID: 28653806.
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    3. Patel RM, Liu D, Gonzaga-Jauregui C, Jhangiani S, Lu JT, Sutton VR, Fernbach SD, Azamian M, White L, Edmond JC, Paysse EA, Belmont JW, Muzny D, Lupski JR, Gibbs RA, Lewis RA, Lee BH, Lalani SR, Campeau PM. An exome sequencing study of Moebius syndrome including atypical cases reveals an individual with CFEOM3A and a TUBB3 mutation. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2017 Mar; 3(2):a000984. PMID: 28299356.
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    4. Hanchard NA, Swaminathan S, Bucasas K, Furthner D, Fernbach S, Azamian MS, Wang X, Lewin M, Towbin JA, D'Alessandro LC, Morris SA, Dreyer W, Denfield S, Ayres NA, Franklin WJ, Justino H, Lantin-Hermoso MR, Ocampo EC, Santos AB, Parekh D, Moodie D, Jeewa A, Lawrence E, Allen HD, Penny DJ, Fraser CD, Lupski JR, Popoola M, Wadhwa L, Brook JD, Bu'Lock FA, Bhattacharya S, Lalani SR, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt SM, Bowman J, Corsmeier D, White P, Lecerf K, Zapata G, Hernandez P, Goodship JA, Garg V, Keavney BD, Leal SM, Cordell HJ, Belmont JW, McBride KL. A genome-wide association study of congenital cardiovascular left-sided lesions shows association with a locus on chromosome 20. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Mar 9. PMID: 26965164.
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    5. Murali C, Fernbach SD, Potocki L. Handing the pen to the patient: reflective writing for children and families affected by genetic conditions. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Dec; 164A(12):3021-6. PMID: 25256956.
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    6. Lalani SR, Ware SM, Wang X, Zapata G, Tian Q, Franco LM, Jiang Z, Bucasas K, Scott DA, Campeau PM, Hanchard N, UmaƱa L, Cast A, Patel A, Cheung SW, McBride KL, Bray M, Craig Chinault A, Boggs BA, Huang M, Baker MR, Hamilton S, Towbin J, Jefferies JL, Fernbach SD, Potocki L, Belmont JW. MCTP2 is a dosage-sensitive gene required for cardiac outflow tract development. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Nov 1; 22(21):4339-48. PMID: 23773997; PMCID: PMC3792692.
    7. McBride KL, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt SM, Seagraves NJ, Fernbach SD, Zapata G, Lewin M, Towbin JA, Belmont JW. Association of common variants in ERBB4 with congenital left ventricular outflow tract obstruction defects. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2011 Mar; 91(3):162-8. PMID: 21290564; PMCID: PMC3736588.
    8. Layman WS, McEwen DP, Beyer LA, Lalani SR, Fernbach SD, Oh E, Swaroop A, Hegg CC, Raphael Y, Martens JR, Martin DM. Defects in neural stem cell proliferation and olfaction in Chd7 deficient mice indicate a mechanism for hyposmia in human CHARGE syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. 2009 Jun 1; 18(11):1909-23. PMID: 19279158; PMCID: PMC2678924.
    9. McBride KL, Zender GA, Fitzgerald-Butt SM, Koehler D, Menesses-Diaz A, Fernbach S, Lee K, Towbin JA, Leal S, Belmont JW. Linkage analysis of left ventricular outflow tract malformations (aortic valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome). Eur J Hum Genet. 2009 Jun; 17(6):811-9. PMID: 19142209; PMCID: PMC2916734.
    10. Mohapatra B, Casey B, Li H, Ho-Dawson T, Smith L, Fernbach SD, Molinari L, Niesh SR, Jefferies JL, Craigen WJ, Towbin JA, Belmont JW, Ware SM. Identification and functional characterization of NODAL rare variants in heterotaxy and isolated cardiovascular malformations. Hum Mol Genet. 2009 Mar 1; 18(5):861-71. PMID: 19064609; PMCID: PMC2722226.
    11. Lalani SR, Safiullah AM, Fernbach SD, Harutyunyan KG, Thaller C, Peterson LE, McPherson JD, Gibbs RA, White LD, Hefner M, Davenport SL, Graham JM, Bacino CA, Glass NL, Towbin JA, Craigen WJ, Neish SR, Lin AE, Belmont JW. Spectrum of CHD7 mutations in 110 individuals with CHARGE syndrome and genotype-phenotype correlation. Am J Hum Genet. 2006 Feb; 78(2):303-14. PMID: 16400610; PMCID: PMC1380237.
    12. Jefferies JL, Eidem BW, Belmont JW, Craigen WJ, Ware SM, Fernbach SD, Neish SR, Smith EO, Towbin JA. Genetic predictors and remodeling of dilated cardiomyopathy in muscular dystrophy. Circulation. 2005 Nov 1; 112(18):2799-804. PMID: 16246949.
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    13. Yang Z, McMahon CJ, Smith LR, Bersola J, Adesina AM, Breinholt JP, Kearney DL, Dreyer WJ, Denfield SW, Price JF, Grenier M, Kertesz NJ, Clunie SK, Fernbach SD, Southern JF, Berger S, Towbin JA, Bowles KR, Bowles NE. Danon disease as an underrecognized cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in children. Circulation. 2005 Sep 13; 112(11):1612-7. PMID: 16144992.
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    14. McBride KL, Pignatelli R, Lewin M, Ho T, Fernbach S, Menesses A, Lam W, Leal SM, Kaplan N, Schliekelman P, Towbin JA, Belmont JW. Inheritance analysis of congenital left ventricular outflow tract obstruction malformations: Segregation, multiplex relative risk, and heritability. Am J Med Genet A. 2005 Apr 15; 134A(2):180-6. PMID: 15690347; PMCID: PMC1361302.
    15. Lalani SR, Safiullah AM, Fernbach SD, Phillips M, Bacino CA, Molinari LM, Glass NL, Towbin JA, Craigen WJ, Belmont JW. SNP genotyping to screen for a common deletion in CHARGE syndrome. BMC Med Genet. 2005 Feb 14; 6:8. PMID: 15710038; PMCID: PMC550653.
    16. McBride KL, Fernbach S, Menesses A, Molinari L, Quay E, Pignatelli R, Towbin JA, Belmont JW. A family-based association study of congenital left-sided heart malformations and 5,10 methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2004 Oct; 70(10):825-30. PMID: 15390319.
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    17. Scaglia F, Towbin JA, Craigen WJ, Belmont JW, Smith EO, Neish SR, Ware SM, Hunter JV, Fernbach SD, Vladutiu GD, Wong LJ, Vogel H. Clinical spectrum, morbidity, and mortality in 113 pediatric patients with mitochondrial disease. Pediatrics. 2004 Oct; 114(4):925-31. PMID: 15466086.
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    18. Lewin MB, McBride KL, Pignatelli R, Fernbach S, Combes A, Menesses A, Lam W, Bezold LI, Kaplan N, Towbin JA, Belmont JW. Echocardiographic evaluation of asymptomatic parental and sibling cardiovascular anomalies associated with congenital left ventricular outflow tract lesions. Pediatrics. 2004 Sep; 114(3):691-6. PMID: 15342840; PMCID: PMC1361301.
    19. Lalani SR, Safiullah AM, Molinari LM, Fernbach SD, Martin DM, Belmont JW. SEMA3E mutation in a patient with CHARGE syndrome. J Med Genet. 2004 Jul; 41(7):e94. PMID: 15235037; PMCID: PMC1735828.
    20. Ware SM, Peng J, Zhu L, Fernbach S, Colicos S, Casey B, Towbin J, Belmont JW. Identification and functional analysis of ZIC3 mutations in heterotaxy and related congenital heart defects. Am J Hum Genet. 2004 Jan; 74(1):93-105. PMID: 14681828; PMCID: PMC1181916.
    21. Pignatelli RH, McMahon CJ, Dreyer WJ, Denfield SW, Price J, Belmont JW, Craigen WJ, Wu J, El Said H, Bezold LI, Clunie S, Fernbach S, Bowles NE, Towbin JA. Clinical characterization of left ventricular noncompaction in children: a relatively common form of cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2003 Nov 25; 108(21):2672-8. PMID: 14623814.
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    22. Lalani SR, Stockton DW, Bacino C, Molinari LM, Glass NL, Fernbach SD, Towbin JA, Craigen WJ, Graham JM, Hefner MA, Lin AE, McBride KL, Davenport SL, Belmont JW. Toward a genetic etiology of CHARGE syndrome: I. A systematic scan for submicroscopic deletions. Am J Med Genet A. 2003 Apr 30; 118A(3):260-6. PMID: 12673657.
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    23. Maheshwari M, Belmont J, Fernbach S, Ho T, Molinari L, Yakub I, Yu F, Combes A, Towbin J, Craigen WJ, Gibbs R. PTPN11 mutations in Noonan syndrome type I: detection of recurrent mutations in exons 3 and 13. Hum Mutat. 2002 Oct; 20(4):298-304. PMID: 12325025.
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    24. Fernbach SD, Thomson EJ. Molecular genetic technology in cystic fibrosis: implications for nursing practice. J Pediatr Nurs. 1992 Feb; 7(1):20-5. PMID: 1548558.
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    25. Beaudet AL, Feldman GL, Kobayashi K, Lemna WK, Fernbach SD, Knowles MR, Boucher RC, O'Brien WE. Mutation analysis for cystic fibrosis in a North American population. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1991; 290:53-4. PMID: 1950757.
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    26. Lemna WK, Feldman GL, Kerem B, Fernbach SD, Zevkovich EP, O'Brien WE, Riordan JR, Collins FS, Tsui LC, Beaudet AL. Mutation analysis for heterozygote detection and the prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. N Engl J Med. 1990 Feb 1; 322(5):291-6. PMID: 2296270.
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    27. Feldman GL, Lewiston N, Fernbach SD, O'Brien WE, Williamson R, Wainwright BJ, Beaudet AL. Prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis by using linked DNA markers in 138 pregnancies at 1-in-4 risk. Am J Med Genet. 1989 Jun; 33(2):238-41. PMID: 2569827.
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    28. Spence JE, Maddalena A, O'Brien WE, Fernbach SD, Batshaw ML, Leonard CO, Beaudet AL. Prenatal diagnosis and heterozygote detection by DNA analysis in ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency. J Pediatr. 1989 Apr; 114(4 Pt 1):582-8. PMID: 2564432.
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    29. Beaudet AL, Feldman GL, Fernbach SD, Buffone GJ, O'Brien WE. Linkage disequilibrium, cystic fibrosis, and genetic counseling. Am J Hum Genet. 1989 Mar; 44(3):319-26. PMID: 2916578; PMCID: PMC1715439.
    30. Buffone GJ, Spence JE, Fernbach SD, Curry MR, O'Brien WE, Beaudet AL. Prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis: microvillar enzymes and DNA analysis compared. Clin Chem. 1988 May; 34(5):933-7. PMID: 2897257.
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    31. Spence JE, Buffone GJ, Rosenbloom CL, Fernbach SD, Curry MR, Carpenter RJ, Ledbetter DH, O'Brien WE, Beaudet AL. Prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis using linked DNA markers and microvillar intestinal enzyme analysis. Hum Genet. 1987 May; 76(1):5-10. PMID: 3471704.
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