Evadnie Rampersaud, PhD, MSPH

Evadnie Rampersaud, PhD, MSPH

  • Group Lead, Genetics

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Human Genetics - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
PhD
, Genetics and Genomics - Duke University, Durham, NC
MSPH
, Epidemiology - University of South Florida, Tampa FL
BS
, Experimental Psychology - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

About

Dr. Evadnie Rampersaud is a genetic epidemiologist with expertise in applying statistical analyses to correlate genotype and phenotype data. Her expertise includes family-based and population-level studies of pediatric cancer, rare nonmalignant blood diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Rampersaud brings over 10 years of experience in analysis of complex human traits. Her group focuses on establishing pipelines/workflows for analysis of germline variants in familial and sporadic cohort studies. 

Research Interests

  • Analysis of complex human traits
  • Familial studies of germline variants
  • Pipeline development for sequence-based analysis

Selected Publications

Rampersaud E, Ziegler DS, Iacobucci I, Payne-Turner D, Churchman ML, Schrader KA, Joseph V, Offit K, Tucker K, Sutton R, Warby M, Chenevix-Trench G, Huntsman DG, Tsoli M, Mead RS, Qu C, Leventaki V, Wu G, Mullighan CG. Germline deletion of ETV6 in familial acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood Adv. 2019 Apr 9;3(7):1039-1046. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2018030635.PMID:30940639

Zahr RS*, Rampersaud E*, Kang G, Weiss MJ, Wu G, Davis RL, Hankins JS, Estepp JH, Lebensburger J. Children with sickle cell anemia and APOL1 genetic variants develop albuminuria early in life. Haematologica. 2019 Mar 19. pii: haematol.2018.212779. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2018.212779. PMID:30890594  

Nicolas A, Kenna KP, Renton AE, Ticozzi N, Faghri F, Chia R, Dominov JA, Kenna BJ, Nalls MA, Keagle P, Rivera AM, van Rheenen W, Murphy NA, van Vugt JJFA, Geiger JT, Van der Spek RA, Pliner HA, Shankaracharya, Smith BN, Marangi G, Topp SD, Abramzon Y, Gkazi AS, Eicher JD, Kenna A; ITALSGEN Consortium, Mora G, Calvo A, Mazzini L, Riva N, Mandrioli J, Caponnetto C, Battistini S, Volanti P, La Bella V, Conforti FL, Borghero G, Messina S, Simone IL, Trojsi F, Salvi F, Logullo FO, D'Alfonso S, Corrado L, Capasso M, Ferrucci L; Genomic Translation for ALS Care (GTAC) Consortium, Moreno CAM, Kamalakaran S, Goldstein DB; ALS Sequencing Consortium, Gitler AD, Harris T, Myers RM; NYGC ALS Consortium, Phatnani H, Musunuri RL, Evani US, Abhyankar A, Zody MC; Answer ALS Foundation, Kaye J, Finkbeiner S, Wyman SK, LeNail A, Lima L, Fraenkel E, Svendsen CN, Thompson LM, Van Eyk JE, Berry JD, Miller TM, Kolb SJ, Cudkowicz M, Baxi E; Clinical Research in ALS and Related Disorders for Therapeutic Development (CReATe) Consortium, Benatar M, Taylor JP, Rampersaud E, Wu G, Wuu J; SLAGEN Consortium, Lauria G, Verde F, Fogh I, Tiloca C, Comi GP, Sorarù G, Cereda C; French ALS Consortium, Corcia P, Laaksovirta H, Myllykangas L, Jansson L, Valori M, Ealing J, Hamdalla H, Rollinson S, Pickering-Brown S, Orrell RW, Sidle KC, Malaspina A, Hardy J, Singleton AB, Johnson JO, Arepalli S, Sapp PC, McKenna-Yasek D, Polak M, Asress S, Al-Sarraj S, King A, Troakes C, Vance C, de Belleroche J, Baas F,Ten Asbroek ALMA, Muñoz-Blanco JL, Hernandez DG, Ding J, Gibbs JR, Scholz SW, Floeter MK, Campbell RH, Landi F, Bowser R, Pulst SM, Ravits JM, MacGowan DJL, Kirby J, Pioro EP, Pamphlett R, Broach J, Gerhard G, Dunckley TL, Brady CB, Kowall NW, Troncoso JC, Le Ber I, Mouzat K, Lumbroso S, Heiman-Patterson TD, Kamel F, Van Den Bosch L, Baloh RH, Strom TM, Meitinger T, Shatunov A, Van Eijk KR, de Carvalho M, Kooyman M, Middelkoop B, Moisse M, McLaughlin RL, Van Es MA, Weber M, Boylan KB, Van Blitterswijk M, Rademakers R, Morrison KE, Basak AN, Mora JS, Drory VE, Shaw PJ, Turner MR, Talbot K, Hardiman O, Williams KL, Fifita JA, Nicholson GA, Blair IP, Rouleau GA, Esteban-Pérez J, García-Redondo A, Al-Chalabi A; Project MinE ALS Sequencing Consortium, Rogaeva E, Zinman L, Ostrow LW, Maragakis NJ, Rothstein JD, Simmons Z, Cooper-Knock J, Brice A, Goutman SA, Feldman EL, Gibson SB, Taroni F, Ratti A, Gellera C, Van Damme P, Robberecht W, Fratta P, Sabatelli M, Lunetta C, Ludolph AC, Andersen PM, Weishaupt JH, Camu W, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin VM, Brown RH Jr, van den Berg LH, Veldink JH, Harms MB, Glass JD, Stone DJ, Tienari P, Silani V, Chiò A, Shaw CE, Traynor BJ, Landers JE. Genome-wide Analyses Identify KIF5A as a Novel ALS Gene. Neuron. 2018 Mar 21;97(6):1268-1283.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.02.027.PMID:29566793

Pottier C, Rampersaud E, Baker M, Wu G, Wuu J, McCauley JL, Zuchner S, Schule R, Bermudez C, Hussain S, Cooley A, Wallace M, Zhang J, Taylor JP, Benatar M, Rademakers R. Identification of compound heterozygous variants in OPTN in an ALS-FTD patient from the CReATe consortium: a case report. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2018 Aug;19(5-6):469-471. doi: 10.1080/21678421.2018.1452947. PMID: 29558868

Damas OM, Gomez L, Quintero MA, Rampersaud E, Slifer S, Beecham GW, Kerman DH, Deshpande AR, Sussman DA, Abreu MT, McCauley JL. Genetic Characterization and Influence on Inflammatory Bowel Disease Expression in a Diverse Hispanic South Florida Cohort. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2017 Apr 13;8(4):e87. PMID:28406493

Fukuda Y, Cheong PL, Lynch J, Brighton C, Frase S, Kargas V, Rampersaud E, Wang Y, Sankaran VG, Yu B, Ney PA, Weiss MJ, Vogel P, Bond PJ, Ford RC, Trent RJ, Schuetz JD. The severity of hereditary porphyria is modulated by the porphyrin exporter and Lan antigen ABCB6. Nat Commun. 2016 Aug 10;7:12353. PMID:2750717

Vernon LL, Vance DD, Wang L, Rampersaud E, Vance JM, Pericak-Vance M, Huang CY, Kaplan LD. Regional Differential Genetic Response of Human Articular Cartilage to Impact Injury. Cartilage. 2016. PMID:27047639

Veerapen MK, Pelaez L, Potter JE, Duthely L, Birusingh R, Rampersaud E, Bodamer OA, Rodriguez MM. Bridging the Gaps Between the Histopathological and Demographic Risk Factors of Preterm Birth in a Unique Miami Inner-City Population. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2014 Aug;33(4):226-33. PMCID:PMC4086234

Wang L, Man N, Sun XJ, Tan Y, García-Cao M, Liu F, Hatlen M, Xu H, Huang G, Mattlin M, Mehta A, Rampersaud E, Benezra R, Nimer SD. Regulation of AKT signaling by Id1 controls t(8;21) leukemia initiation and progression.PMID:26084673 

András IE, Rampersaud E, Eum SY, Toborek M. Transcriptional profile of HIV-induced nuclear translocation of amyloid β in brain endothelial cells. Arch Med Res. 2014 Nov;45(8):744-52. PMID:2544661

Vance DD, Chen GL, Stoutenberg M, Myerburg RJ, Jacobs K, Nathanson L, Perry A, Seo D, Goldschmidt- Clermont PJ, Rampersaud E. Cardiac performance, biomarkers and gene expression studies in previously sedentary men participating in half-marathon training. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2014 Feb 19;6(1):6. PMCID:  PMC3996079

Veerapen MK, Pelaez L, Potter JE, Duthely L, Birusingh R, Rampersaud E, Bodamer OA, Rodriguez MM. Bridging the gaps between the histopathological and demographic risk factors of preterm birth in a unique Miami inner-city population. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2014 Aug;33(4):226-33. PMID:24833307

Fogh I, Ratti A, Gellera C, Lin K, Tiloca C, Moskvina V, Corrado L, Sorarù G, Cereda C, Corti S, Gentilini D, Calini D, Castellotti B, Mazzini L, Querin G, Gagliardi S, Del Bo R, Conforti FL, Siciliano G, Inghilleri M, Saccà F, Bongioanni P, Penco S, Corbo M, Sorbi S, Filosto M, Ferlini A, Di Blasio AM, Signorini S, Shatunov A, Jones A, Shaw PJ, Morrison KE, Farmer AE, Van Damme P, Robberecht W, Chiò A, Traynor BJ, Sendtner M, Melki J, Meininger V, Hardiman O, Andersen PM, Leigh NP, Glass JD, Overste D, Diekstra FP, Veldink JH, van Es MA, Shaw CE, Weale ME, Lewis CM, Williams J, Brown RH, Landers JE, Ticozzi N, Ceroni M, Pegoraro E, Comi GP, D'Alfonso S, van den Berg LH, Taroni F, Al-Chalabi A, Powell J, Silani V; SLAGEN Consortium and Collaborators (Rampersaud E); ITALSGEN Consortium. A genome-wide association meta-analysis identifies a novel locus at 17q11.2 associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Apr 15;23(8):2220-31. PMCID: PMC3959809

Graff M, Fernandez-Rhodes L, Liu S, Carlson C, Wassertheir-Smoller S, Neuhouser M, Reiner A, Kooperberg C, Rampersaud E, Manson JE, Kuller LH, Howard BV, Ochs-Balcom HM, Johnson KC, Vitolins MZ, Sucheston L, Monda K, North KE. Generalization of adiposity genetic loci to US Hispanic women. Nutr. Diabetes. 2013 Aug 26;3:e85. PMCID: PMC3759132.

Liu CT, Monda KL, Taylor KC, Lange L, Demerath EW, Palmas W, Wojczynski MK, Ellis JC, Vitolins MZ, Liu S, Papanicolaou GJ, Irvin MR, Xue L, Griffin PJ, Nalls MA, Adeyemo A, Liu J, Li G, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Chen WM, Chen F, Henderson BE, Millikan RC, Ambrosone CB, Strom SS, Guo X,, Andrews JS, Sun YV, Mosley TH, Yanek LR, Shriner D, Haritunians T, Rotter JI, Speliotes EK, Smith M, Rosenberg L, Mychaleckyj J, Nayak U, Spruill I, Garvey WT, Pettaway C, Nyante S, Bandera EV, Britton AF, Zonderman AB, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Chen YD, Ding J, Lohman K, Kritchevsky SB, Zhao W, Peyser PA, Kardia SL, Kabagambe E, Broeckel U, Chen G, Zhou J, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Neuhouser ML, Rampersaud E, Psaty B, Kooperberg C, Manson JE, Kuller LH, Och-Balcom HM, Johnson KC, Sucheston L, Ordovas JM, Palmer JR, Haiman CA, McKnight B, Howard BV, Becker DM, Bielak LF, Liu Y, Allison MA, Grant SF, Burke GL, Patel SR, Schreiner PJ, Borecki IB, Evans MK, Taylor H, Sale MM, Howard V, Carlson CS, Rotimi CN, Cushman M, Harris TB, Reiner AP, Cupples LA, North KE, Fox CS. Genome-wide association of body fat distribution in African ancestry populations suggests new Loci. PLoS Genet. 2013 Aug;9(8):e1003681. PMCID: PMC3744443.

Monda KL, Chen GK, Taylor KC, Palmer C, Edwards TL, Lange LA, Ng MC, Adeyemo AA, Allison MA, Bielak LF, Chen G, Graff M, Irvin MR, Rhie SK, Li G, Liu Y, Liu Y, Lu Y, Nalls MA, Sun YV, Wojczynski MK, Yanek LR, Aldrich MC, Ademola A, Amos CI, Bandera EV, Bock CH, Britton A, Broeckel U, Cai Q, Caporaso NE, Carlson CS, Carpten J, Casey G, Chen WM, Chen F, Chen YD, Chiang CW, Coetzee GA, Demerath E, Deming-Halverson SL, Driver RW, Dubbert P, Feitosa MF, Feng Y, Freedman BI, Gillanders EM, Gottesman O, Guo X, Haritunians T, Harris T, Harris CC, Hennis AJ, Hernandez DG, McNeill LH, Howard TD, Howard BV, Howard VJ, Johnson KC, Kang SJ, Keating BJ, Kolb S, Kuller LH, Lutlar A, Langefeld CD, Lettre G, Lohman K, Lotay V, Lyon H, Manson JE, Maixner W, Meng YA, Monroe KR, Morhason-Bello I, Murphy AB, Mychaleckyj JC, Nadukuru R, Nathanson KL, Nayak U, N’diaye A, Nemesure B, Wu Sy, Leske MC, Neslund-Dudas C, Neuhouser M, Nyante S, Ochs-Balcom H, Ogunniyi A, Ogundiran TO, Ojengbede O, Olopade OI, Palmer JR, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Palmer ND, Press MR, Rampersaud E, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Rodriguez-Gil JL, Salako B, Schadt EE, Schwartz AG, Sucheston L, Taylor H, Tayo BO, Tucker MA, Van Den Berg DJ, Edwards DR, Wang Z, Wiencke JK, Winkler TW, Witte JS, Wrensch M, Wu X, Yang JJ, Levin AM, Young TR, Zakai NA, Cushman M, Zanetti KA, Zhao JH, Zhao W, Zheng Y, Zhou J, Ziegler RG, Zmuda JM, Fernandes JK, Gilkeson GS, Kamen DL, Hunt KJ, Spruill IJ, Ambrosone CB, Ambs S, Arnett DK, Atwood L, Becker DM, Hunt KJ, Spruill IJ, Ambrosone CB, Ambs S, Arnett DK, Atwood L, Becker DM, Berndt SI, Bernstein L, Blot WJ, Borecki IB, Bottinger EP, Bowden DW, Burke G, Chanock SJ, Cooper RS, Ding J, Duggan D, Evans MK, Fox C, Garvey WT, Bradfield JP, Hakonarson H, Grant SF, Hsing A, Chu L, Hu JJ, Huo D, Ingles SA, John EM, Jordon JM, Kabagamve EK, Kardia SL, Kittles RA, Goodman PJ, Klein EA, Lolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Liu S, McKnight B, Millikan RC, Mosley TH, Padhukasahasram B, Williams LK, Patel SR, Peters U, Pettaway CA, Peyser PA, Psaty BM, Redline S, Rotimi CN, Rybicki BA, Sale MM, Schreiner PJ, Signorello LB, Singleton AB, Stanford JL, Strom SS, Thun MJ, Vitolins M, Zheng W, Moore JH, Williams SM, Ketkar S, Zhu X, Zonderman AB; NABEC Consortium; UKBEC Consortium; BioBank Japan Project; AGEN Consortium, Kooperberg C, Papanicolaou GJ, Henderson BE, Reiner AP, Hirschhorn JN, Loos RJ, North KE, Haiman CA. A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with body mass index in individuals of African ancestry. Nat Genet. 2013 June; 45(6):690-6. PMCID: PMC3694490.

Choi JJ, Eum SY, Rampersaud E, Daunert S, Abreu MT, Toborek M. Exercise attenuates PCB-induced changes in the mouse gut microbiome. Environ. Health Perspect. 2013 Jun;121(6):725-30. PMCID: PMC3672930.

Brodt C, Siegfried JD, Hofmeyer M, Martel J, Rampersaud E, Li D, Morales A, Hershberger RE. Temporal relationship of conduction system disease and ventricular dysfunction in LMNA cardiomyopathy. J Card Fail. 2013 Apr;19(4):233-9. PMCID: PMC3699310.

Norton N, Li D, Rampersaud E, Morales A, Martin ER, Zchner S, Guo S, Gonzalez M, Hedges DJ, Robertson PD, Krumm N, Nickerson DA, Hershberger RE. Exome Sequencing and Genome-Wide Linkage Analysis in 17 Families Illustrates the Complex Contribution of TTN Truncating Variants to Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 2013 Apr 1;6(2):144-53, PMCID: PMC3815606.

Rampersaud E, Nathanson L, Farmer J, Meshbane K, Belton RL, Dressen A, Cuccaro M, Musto A, Daunert S, Deo S, Hudson N, Vance JM, Deo D, Mendez A, Dykxhoorn DM, Pericak-Vance MA, Goldschmidt- Clermont PJ. Genomic signatures of a global fitness index in a multi-ethnic cohort of women. Ann Hum Genet. 2013 Mar;77(2):147-57. PMID: 23289938.

Velez Edwards DR, Naj AC, Monda K, Neuhouser M, Magvanjav O, Kusimo I, Vitolins M, O’Sullivan M Jo, Rampersaud E, Edwards TL. Gene-environment interactions and obesity traits among postmenopausal African-American and Hispanic women in the Women’s Health Initiative SHARe Study. Human Genetics. 2013 Mar;132(3):323-36. PMCID:PMC 3704217.

ALSGEN Consortium, Ahmeti KB, Ajroud-Driss S, Al-Chalabi A, Andersen PM, Armstrong J, Birve A, Blauw HM, Brown RH, Bruijn L, Chen W, Chio A, Comeau MC, Cronin S, Diekstra FP, Soraya Gkazi A, Glass JD, Grab JD, Groen EJ, Haines JL, Hardiman O, Heller S, Huang J, Hung WY; ITALSGEN consortium, Jaworski JM, Jones A, Khan H, Landers JE, Langefeld CD, Leigh PN, Marion MC, McLaughlin RL, Meininger V, Melki J, Miller JW, Mora G, Pericak-Vance MA, Rampersaud E, Robberecht W, Russell LP, Salachas F, Saris CG, Shatunov A, Shaw CE, Siddique N, Siddique T, Smith BN, Sufit R, Topp S, Traynor BJ, Vance C, van Damme P, van den Berg LH, van Es MA, van Vught PW, Veldink JH, Yang Y, Zheng JG. Age at onset of amyotrophic ateral sclerosis is modulated by a locus on 1p34.1. Neurobiol Aging. 2013 Jan;34(1):357.e7-19. PMCID: PMC3839234

Clouse A, Deo S, Rampersaud E, Farmer J, Goldschmidt-Clermont PJ, Daunert S. Defining a molecular portrait of physical fitness. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2013 Jan;405(1):21-6. PMCID: PMC4090934.

Okada Y, Sim X, Go MJ, Wu JY, Gu D, Takeuchi F, Takahashi A, Maeda S, Tsunoda T, Chen P, Lim SC, Wong TY, Liu J, Young TL, Aung T, Seielstad M, Teo YY, Kim YJ, Lee JY, Han BG, Kang D, Chen CH, Tsai FJ, Chang LC, Fann SJ, Mei H, Rao DC, Hixson JE, Chen S, Katsuya T, Isono M, Ogihara T, Chambers JC, Zhang W, Kooner JS; KidneyGen Consortium; CKDGen Consortium, Albrecht E; GUGC consortium, Yamamoto K, Kubo M, Nakamura Y, Kamatani N, Kato N, He J, Chen YT, Cho YS, Tai ES, Tanaka T.Meta-analysis identifies multiple loci associated with kidney function-related traits in east Asian populations. Nat Genet. 2012 Jul 15;44(8):904-9. PMID:22797727.

Norton N, Robertson PD, Rieder MJ, Züchner S, Rampersaud E, Martin ER, Li D, Nickerson DA, Hershberger RE. Evaluating Pathogenicity of Rare Variants from Dilated Cardiomyopathy in the Exome Era. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, 2012 Apr 1;5(2):167-74. PMCID: PMC3332064

Rampersaud E, Siegfried JD, Norton N, Li D, Martin E, Hershberger RE. Rare variant mutations identified in pediatric patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. Prog Pediatr Cardiol. 2011 Jan 1;31(1):39-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ppedcard.2010.11.008. PMID: 21483645

Rampersaud E, Kinnamon DD, Hamilton K, Khuri S, Hershberger RE, Martin ER. Ann Common susceptibility variants examined for association with dilated cardiomyopathy. Hum Genet. 2010 Mar;74(2):110-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-1809.2010.00566.x. PMID: 20201937

Martin ER, Rampersaud E. Family-based genetic association tests. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Feb 1;2011(2):pdb.top96. doi: 10.1101/pdb.top96. PMID: 21285276

Rampersaud E, Mitchell BD, Pollin TI, Fu M, Shen H, O'Connell JR, Ducharme JL, Hines S, Sack P, Naglieri R, Shuldiner AR, Snitker S. Physical activity and the association of common FTO gene variants with body mass index and obesity. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Sep 8;168(16):1791-7. doi: 10.1001/archinte.168.16.1791. PMID: 18779467

Rampersaud E, Bielak LF, Parsa A, Shen H, Post W, Ryan KA, Donnelly P, Rumberger JA, Sheedy PF 2nd, Peyser PA, Shuldiner AR, Mitchell BD. The association of coronary artery calcification and carotid artery intima-media thickness with distinct, traditional coronary artery disease risk factors in asymptomatic adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Nov 1;168(9):1016-23. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwn211. PMID: 18805900

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