John 'Keoni' S.K. Kauwe, Ph.D

John "Keoni" S.K. Kauwe, Ph.D

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)

Dr. John Kauwe with 3 students

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 on the Research tab for details on the funded work in the Kauwe Lab.