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May E. Montasser

May E. Montasser Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Location: MSTF 357
Phone: 410-706-1514
Fax: 410-706-1622

Research Interests:

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition


Selected Publications:

  1. Shimmin L, Natarajan S, Ibarguen H, Montasser ME, Kim D, Hanis C, Boerwinkle E, Wadhwa P, Hixson J. Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) gene variation: comprehensive resequencing for variant and molecular haplotype discovery in monosomic hybrid cell lines. DNA Sequence 2007 Dec; 18(6):432-42.
  2. Montasser ME, Shimmin L., Hanis C, Boerwinkle E, Hixson J. Gene by smoking interaction in hypertension: identification of a major QTL on chromosome 15q for systolic blood pressure in Mexican Americans. Journal of Hypertension 2009 Mar; 27(3):491-501.
  3. Montasser ME, Shimmin L., Whelton P, Gu C, Rice T, Jaquish C, Rao DC, Gu D, He J, Hixson J. Blood pressure response to potassium supplementation is associated with genetic variation in Endothelin 1 (EDN1) and interactions with E Selectin (SELE) in rural Chinese. Journal of Hypertension 2010 Apr; 28(4):748-55.
  4. Hixson E, Shimmin L, Montasser ME, Kim D, Zhong Y, Ibarguen H, Follis J, Malcom G, Strong J, Howard T, Langefeld C, Liu Y, Rotter J, Johnson C, Herrington D. Common Variants in the Periostin Gene Influence Development of Atherosclerosis in Young Persons. Arteriosclerothis Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2011 Jul; 31(7):1661-7.
  5. Montasser ME, Gu D, Chen J, Shimmin L, Gu C, Kelly T, Jaquish C, Rice T, Rao DC, Cao J, Chen J, Liu D, Whelton P, He J, Hixson J. Interactions of Genetic Variants With Physical Activity Are Associated With Blood Pressure in Chinese: The GenSalt Study. American Journal of Hypertension. 2011 Sep; 24(9):1035-40.
  6. Montasser ME, Douglas J, Roy-Gagnon M, Van Hout C, Weir M, Vogel R, Parsa A, Steinle N, Snitker S, Brereton N, Chang Y, Shuldiner A, Mitchell B. Determinants of Blood Pressure Response to Low Salt Intake in a Healthy Adult Population. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 2011 Nov; 13(11):795-800.
  7. Murabito JM.........Montasser ME (21 of 129 authors) ........ Kronenberg F. Association between chromosome 9p21 variants and the Ankle-Brachial Index identified by a meta-analysis of 21 genome-wide association studies. Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics 2012 Feb 1; 5(1):100-12.
  8. Manning AK.........Montasser ME (25 of 216 authors) .......... Langenberg C. A genome-wide approach accounting for body mass index identifies genetic variants influencing fasting glycemic traits and insulin resistance. Nature Genetics 2012 May 13;44(6):659-669.
  9. *Scott RA, *Lagou V, *Welch RP, Wheeler E, Montasser ME.........(201 authors).........Barroso I. Large-scale association study using the Metabochip array reveals new loci influencing glycemic traits and provides insight into the underlying biological pathways. Nature Genetics, accepted.