Kauwe Lab
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We are interested in the genetic architecture of complex traits. Our current research is focused on using cerebrospinal fluid protein levels as intermediate traits, or endophenotypes, to identify genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. We also have several ongoing projects using whole genome sequence data to identify risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, healthy aging and other traits. We have collaborators at several large clinical centers and focus on data analysis and bioinformatics.

Please click HERE for details on the funded work in the Kauwe Lab.

Dr. John 'Keoni' Kauwe
Dr. John "Keoni" Kauwe

 Dr. Kauwe is an Associate Professor of Biology and head of the Bioinformatics program at Brigham Young University. He specializes in processing and analysis of genetic data and has published over 80 papers in this field. His research leverages novel phenotypes and approaches to characterize the genetic architecture of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kauwe is the recipient of several awards, including the Poletsky Award, the New Vision Award, and the McMillian Award, for his work in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kauwe currently serves as the Scientific Lead for the SAGE AD Challenge and as a Senior Editor for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Contact Dr. Kauwe at:
4146 LSB Provo, UT 84602
phone: 801-422-2993
fax: 801-422-0900

Dr. Kauwe's Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

If you are interested in applying to work in the Kauwe Lab, please fill out and complete an application here. 

​Applications will be considered at the end of Winter Semester and the end of Summer Semester each year.