Career Development Fellow
Alexia is a Research Associate in the Growth and Development programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. Before joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit Alexia was engaged in research in human evolutionary genetics, investigating genetic adaptations on the human genome as part of her PhD at the University of Cambridge.
In her postdoctoral research, she is investigating the epigenetic/genetic, development and environment factors that cause obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders. Alexia’s research interest includes understanding the role of genetics/epigenetics and environment interactions in the aetiology of diseases and traits across different populations and investigating links between genetic epidemiology and human adaptations to uncover disease susceptibility genes and answer anthropological questions.
- Cardona, A., Pagani, L., Antao, T., Lawson, D. J., Eichstaedt, C. A., Yngvadottir, B., Shwe, M. T. T., Wee, J., Romero, I. G., Raj, S., Metspalu, M., Villems, R., Willerslev, E., Tyler-Smith, C., Malyarchuk, B. A., Derenko, M. V, & Kivisild, T. (2014). Genome-wide analysis of cold adaptation in indigenous Siberian populations. PloS One, 9(5), e98076. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0098076
- Clemente, F. J.*, Cardona, A.*, Inchley, C. E., Peter, B. M., Jacobs, G., Pagani, L., Lawson, D. J., Antão, T., Vicente, M., Mitt, M., DeGiorgio, M., Faltyskova, Z., Xue, Y., Ayub, Q., Szpak, M., Mägi, R., Eriksson, A., Manica, A., Raghavan, M., Rasmussen, M., Rasmussen, S., Willerslev, E., Vidal-Puig, A., Tyler-Smith, C., Villems, R., Nielsen, R., Metspalu, M., Malyarchuk, B., Derenko, M., & Kivisild, T. (2014). A Selective Sweep on a Deleterious Mutation in CPT1A in Arctic Populations. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 95(5), 584–589. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.09.016
Full publications list available on Google scholar.