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Mary Davis

Assistant Professor
Microbiology & Molecular Biology

3129 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Teaching Interests
Medical Laboratory Science

Research Interests
Statistical genetic analysis of complex diseases
Automated extraction of phenotypes from electronic medical records

My lab focuses on two major projects, the extraction of detailed clinical traits from electronic medical records (EMR) and the genetic analysis of autoimmune diseases. Currently, projects in both of these areas focus on multiple sclerosis (MS).

Education
Vanderbilt University, Human Genetics, Ph.D. (2013)
Vanderbilt University, Applied Statistics, M.S. (2013)
Brigham Young University, Clinical Laboratory Science, B.Sc. (2008)

Honors and Awards
North Coast Conference on Precision Medicine: Travel Award for Early Career Investigators

Publications

International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium. “Multiple sclerosis genomic map implicates peripheral immune cells and microglia in susceptibility.” Science. Sept. 2019.

F. B. Briggs, J. C. Yu, M. F. Davis, J. Jiangyang, S. Fu, E. Parrotta, D. D. Gunzler, D. Ontaneda. “Multiple sclerosis risk factors contribute to onset heterogeneity.” Multiple Sclerosis Related
Disorders. Feb. 2019.

International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium. “Low-Frequency and Rare-Coding Variation Contributes to Multiple Sclerosis Risk. Cell. Nov. 2018.

K. Kowalec…M.F. Davis, C.J. Ross, H. Tremlett, B.C. Carleton. “Common variation near IRF6 is associated with IFN-beta-induced liver injury in multiple sclerosis.”Nature Genetics. Aug. 2018.

R. Barr, M. F. Davis. “Reproducing Clinically Significant Multi-organism Cultures to Improve Clinical Microbiology Education and Practice.” Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education.
Feb. 2018.

K. B. Pallister, S. Mason, T. K. Nygaard, B. Liu, S. Griffith, J. Jones, S. Linderman, M. Hughes, D. Erickson, J. M. Voyich, M. F. Davis, E. Wilson. “Bovine CCL28 Mediates Chemotaxis via CCR10 and Demonstrates Direct Antimicrobial Activity against Mastitis Causing Bacteria.” PLoS One. Sep. 2015.

M. F. Davis, J. L. Haines. “The intelligent use and clinical benefits of electronic medical records in multiple sclerosis.” Expert Rev Clin Immunol. Feb. 2015.

M. F. Davis, S. Sriram, W. S. Bush, J. C. Denny, and J. L. Haines. “Automated extraction of clinical traits of multiple sclerosis in electronic medical records.” JAMIA. Dec. 2013.

M. F. Davis, A. C. Cummings, L. N. D'Aoust, L. Jiang, D. R. Velez Edwards, R. Laux, L. ReinhartMercer, D. Fuzzell, W. K. Scott, M. A. Pericak-Vance, S. L. Lee, and J. L. Haines, "Parkinson disease loci in the mid-western Amish," Hum. Genet. Nov. 2013.

A. H. Beecham, N. A. Patsopoulos, D. K. Xifara, M. F. Davis, A. Kemppinen, C. Cotsapas, T. S. Shah, C. Spencer, D. Booth, A. Goris, A. Oturai, J. Saarela, B. Fontaine, B. Hemmer, C. Martin, F. Zipp, S. D'Alfonso, F. Martinelli-Boneschi, B. Taylor, H. F. Harbo, I. Kockum, J. Hillert, T. Olsson, M. Ban, J. R. Oksenberg, R. Hintzen, L. F. Barcellos, C. Agliardi, L. Alfredsson, M. Alizadeh, C. Anderson, R. Andrews, H. B. Sondergaard, A. Baker, G. Band, S. E. Baranzini, N. Barizzone, J. Barrett, C. Bellenguez, L. Bergamaschi, L. Bernardinelli, A. Berthele, V. Biberacher, T. M. Binder, H. Blackburn, I. L. Bomfim, P. Brambilla, S. Broadley, B. Brochet, L. Brundin, D. Buck, H. Butzkueven, S. J. Caillier, W. Camu, W. Carpentier, P. Cavalla, E. G. Celius, I. Coman, G. Comi, L. Corrado, L. Cosemans, I. Cournu-Rebeix, B. A. Cree, D. Cusi, V. Damotte, G. Defer, S. R. Delgado, P. Deloukas, S. A. di, A. T. Dilthey, P. Donnelly, B. Dubois, M. Duddy, S. Edkins, I. Elovaara, F. Esposito, N. Evangelou, B. Fiddes, J. Field, A. Franke, C. Freeman, I. Y. Frohlich, D. Galimberti, C. Gieger, P. A. Gourraud, C. Graetz, A. Graham, V. Grummel, C. Guaschino, A. Hadjixenofontos, H. Hakonarson, C. Halfpenny, G. Hall, P. Hall, A. Hamsten, J. Harley, T. Harrower, C. Hawkins, G. Hellenthal, C. Hillier, J. Hobart, M. Hoshi, S. E. Hunt, M. Jagodic, I. Jelcic, A. Jochim, B. Kendall, A. Kermode, T. Kilpatrick, K. Koivisto, I. Konidari, T. Korn, H. Kronsbein, C. Langford, M. Larsson, M. Lathrop, C. Lebrun-Frenay, J. Lechner-Scott, M. H. Lee, M. A. Leone, V. Leppa, G. Liberatore, B. A. Lie, C. M. Lill, M. Linden, J. Link, F. Luessi, J. Lycke, F. Macciardi, S. Mannisto, C. P. Manrique, R. Martin, V. Martinelli, D. Mason, G. Mazibrada, C. McCabe, I. L. Mero, J. Mescheriakova, L. Moutsianas, K. M. Myhr, G. Nagels, R. Nicholas, P. Nilsson, F. Piehl, M. Pirinen, S. E. Price, H. Quach, M. Reunanen, W. Robberecht, N. P. Robertson, M. Rodegher, D. Rog, M. Salvetti, N. C. Schnetz-Boutaud, F. Sellebjerg, R. C. Selter, C. Schaefer, S. Shaunak, L. Shen, S. Shields, V. Siffrin, M. Slee, P. S. Sorensen, M. Sorosina, M. Sospedra, A. Spurkland, A. Strange, E. Sundqvist, V. Thijs, J. Thorpe, A. Ticca, P. Tienari, D. C. van, E. M. Visser, S. Vucic, H. Westerlind, J. S. Wiley, A. Wilkins, J. F. Wilson, J. Winkelmann, J. Zajicek, E. Zindler, J. L. Haines, M. A. Pericak-Vance, A. J. Ivinson, G. Stewart, D. Hafler, S. L. Hauser, A. Compston, G. McVean, J. P. De, S. J. Sawcer, and J. L. McCauley, "Analysis of immune-related loci identifies 48 new susceptibility variants for multiple sclerosis," Nat. Genet., Nov. 2013.

A. C. Cummings, E. Torstenson, M. F. Davis, L. N. D'Aoust, W. K. Scott, M. A. Pericak-Vance, W. S. Bush, and J. L. Haines, "Evaluating power and type 1 error in large pedigree analyses of binary traits," PLoS. One. May 2013.