University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, USA
Dr. Jan Bressler is an Assistant Professor in the Human Genetics Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health.
She received her B.S. in biological sciences from Columbia University, M.P.H. in disease control from the University of Texas, and Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Bressler has contributed to the identification of common genetic polymorphisms associated with normal variation in cognitive function as a member of the Neurology Phenotype Working Group within the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium. She was a co-investigator for the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study Neurocognitive Study that assessed vascular risk factors for dementia and cognitive impairment in the ARIC cohort, and is currently involved in efforts to detect rare variants influencing memory performance and executive function using CHARGE Consortium exome sequencing datasets.