About Me

Research Laboratory 

The Quillen Lab focuses on understanding the multi-omic (genes, transcripts, epigenetic modification, and proteins) underpinnings of complex diseases through human and non-human primate research and big-data statistical methods. Major areas of research include:

  • Age-related changes in bone and muscle increasing risk of fracture and reduced mobility
  • Impact of metabolic disorders on skeletal health
  • Metastasis of cancer to bone
  • Radiation-induced damage to skeletal disorders following cancer treatment
  • Skin color and tanning response genes contributing to skin cancer risk
  • Genetic contributions to health disparities in admixed African-American and Latinx population