Professor Nancy Cox

Professor Nancy J. Cox, PhD earned a BS in Biology at the University of Notre Dame in 1978, a PhD in Human Genetics at Yale University in 1982, and did post-doctoral research at Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1987.

Professor Cox spent 28 years at the University of Chicago in the Depts of Human Genetics and Medicine, including 10 as Section Chief of Genetic Medicine there, before joining Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2015 as the Mary Phillips Edmonds Gray Professor, Director of the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and Director of the Division of Genetic Medicine. Dr. Cox has a long-standing research program focused on understanding the genetic component to human disease with most of her recent research based on developing methods to integrate genome variation with genome function and electronic health records using Vanderbilt’s biobank, BioVU.

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