Michael Arthur Hauser, PhD

Professor in Medicine
Associate Research Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Campus mail 2016 Genome Science Research Bldg I, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-3508
Email address mike.hauser@duke.edu

Dr. Hauser has a strong interest in ocular genetics. Genomic studies at the Center for Human Genetics have identified multiple linkage peaks and susceptibility genes in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Dr. Hauser has recently accepted a 20% appointment at the Singapore Eye Research INstitute and the Duke/National University of Singapore.  In collaboration with multiple collaborators in Singapore, and Dr. Rand Allingham at the Duke Eye Center, Dr. Hauser is currently conducting a genome wide association study for glaucoma in individuals of African ancestry. These investigations include large datasets collected in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.  
 
Dr. Hauser is also involved in collaborative investigations into the genetics of post-tramatic stress disorder in US veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.   Major collaborators include Dr. Allison Ashley Koch, Dr. Jean Beckham, Dr. Christine Marx and the MIRECC Collaborative group at the Durham Veteran's Administration.  We have published a genome wide association study, as well as numerous investigations into candidate genes.  Epigenomic DNA methylation analysis and gene expression analysis of 3500 individuals is currently ongoing. 

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1990

Publications

Khaled, Mariam Lofty, Yelena Bykhovskaya, Sarah E. R. Yablonski, Hanzhou Li, Michelle D. Drewry, Inas F. Aboobakar, Amy Estes, et al. “Differential Expression of Coding and Long Noncoding RNAs in Keratoconus-Affected Corneas..” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 59, no. 7 (June 1, 2018): 2717–28. https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.18-24267.

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29860458
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Wolf, Erika J., Hannah Maniates, Nicole Nugent, Adam X. Maihofer, Don Armstrong, Andrew Ratanatharathorn, Allison E. Ashley-Koch, et al. “Traumatic stress and accelerated DNA methylation age: A meta-analysis..” Psychoneuroendocrinology 92 (June 2018): 123–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.12.007.

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Nievergelt, Caroline M., Allison E. Ashley-Koch, Shareefa Dalvie, Michael A. Hauser, Rajendra A. Morey, Alicia K. Smith, and Monica Uddin. “Genomic Approaches to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Psychiatric Genomic Consortium Initiative..” Biol Psychiatry 83, no. 10 (May 15, 2018): 831–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2018.01.020.

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Iglesias, Adriana I., Aniket Mishra, Veronique Vitart, Yelena Bykhovskaya, René Höhn, Henriët Springelkamp, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, et al. “Cross-ancestry genome-wide association analysis of corneal thickness strengthens link between complex and Mendelian eye diseases..” Nat Commun 9, no. 1 (May 14, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03646-6.

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Shiga, Yukihiro, Masato Akiyama, Koji M. Nishiguchi, Kota Sato, Nobuhiro Shimozawa, Atsushi Takahashi, Yukihide Momozawa, et al. “Genome-wide association study identifies seven novel susceptibility loci for primary open-angle glaucoma..” Hum Mol Genet 27, no. 8 (April 15, 2018): 1486–96. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddy053.

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Duncan, L. E., A. Ratanatharathorn, A. E. Aiello, L. M. Almli, A. B. Amstadter, A. E. Ashley-Koch, D. G. Baker, et al. “Largest GWAS of PTSD (N=20 070) yields genetic overlap with schizophrenia and sex differences in heritability..” Mol Psychiatry 23, no. 3 (March 2018): 666–73. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2017.77.

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28439101
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Johnson, William M., Laura K. Finnegan, Michael A. Hauser, and W Daniel Stamer. “lncRNAs, DNA Methylation, and the Pathobiology of Exfoliation Glaucoma..” J Glaucoma 27, no. 3 (March 2018): 202–9. https://doi.org/10.1097/IJG.0000000000000711.

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Gharahkhani, Puya, Kathryn P. Burdon, Jessica N. Cooke Bailey, Alex W. Hewitt, Matthew H. Law, Louis R. Pasquale, Jae H. Kang, et al. “Analysis combining correlated glaucoma traits identifies five new risk loci for open-angle glaucoma..” Sci Rep 8, no. 1 (February 15, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20435-9.

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Bailey, Jessica N Cooke, Puya Gharahkhani, Jae H. Kang, Mariusz Butkiewicz, David A. Sullivan, Robert N. Weinreb, Hugues Aschard, et al. “Testosterone Pathway Genetic Polymorphisms in Relation to Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: An Analysis in Two Large Datasets..” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 59, no. 2 (February 1, 2018): 629–36. https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-22708.

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Carnes, Megan Ulmer, R Rand Allingham, Allison Ashley-Koch, and Michael A. Hauser. “Transcriptome analysis of adult and fetal trabecular meshwork, cornea, and ciliary body tissues by RNA sequencing..” Exp Eye Res 167 (February 2018): 91–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2016.11.021.

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