Shweta Choudhry, PhD
Shweta Choudhry, PhD
Shweta Choudhry, PhD received her Bachelors of Science in Zoology from India's University of Delhi with Honors. She earned a masters degree in Biotechnology from the University of Pune and a doctorate from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology. After completing her studies in India, Choudhry joined UCSF as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Medicine where she conducted human genetics research in the Lung Biology Center. In 2006 Choudhry was promoted to a faculty position in the Department of Medicine. In 2009 she joined the Department of Urology as a faculty member and participant in the multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research (KURe) Career Development Program.
As a student Choudhry was awarded the gold medal in Biotechnology for her Master's thesis. Since joining UCSF she has received the American Thoracic Society Breakthrough Opportunities in Lung Disease award and the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program New Investigator award to support her research. She is member of the American Society of Human Genetics, American Urology Association and American Society of Andrology and serves as editor and reviewer for several genetics and clinical journals. As a member of the Urology faculty Choudhry continues her interest in genetic epidemiology and population genetics to identify and investigate disease susceptibility loci for benign urologic conditions including hypospadias, male infertility and urinary incontinence.
Choudhry’s research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of complex human diseases using population-based genetics approaches. Complex human diseases involve multiple genes and environmental factors. Her research work involves implementation of state-of-the art genetic and biostatistical methods and techniques such as those used for next-generation sequencing, genetic and epigenetic genome-wide association studies, admixture mapping analysis and pathway-based and gene-environment studies to identify susceptibility loci for complex diseases.
Using her background in genetic epidemiology and molecular genetics, Choudhry is leading the population-based genetics research program called Genetics and Outcomes of Benign Urologic Diseases or GOBUD at UCSF. The focus of this program is to identify novel genetic and epigenetic factors and gene-environmental interactions that influence the incidence and clinical outcomes of benign urologic conditions such as hypospadias, male infertility and urinary incontinence. The program has a long term goal of improving our understanding of the pathogenesis of benign urologic diseases which will eventually lead to improved interventions for prevention and therapy.
Center for the Study & Treatment of Hypospadias
Male Reproductive Health
University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building
Department of Urology, MC 3110
1450 3rd Street, HD385
San Francisco, CA 94158-9001
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