Sally Chappell was born in England in 1977. She gained her B.S. degree in biological sciences (genetics) from Birmingham in 1998, before moving to Nottingham to research the role of the angiotensinogen and angiotensin II receptor genes in normal and preeclamptic pregnancy for her Ph.D. degree (1998–2001). This was followed by two postdoctoral positions concerned with the analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (2001–2004; funded by the European Union) and pediatric liver disease in alpha-1-antitrypsin deficient individuals (2004–2006; funded by the Children's Liver Disease Foundation). She is currently employed at the University of Nottingham as a Lecturer and Course Director for the M.S. degree in molecular diagnostics and the M.S. degree in clinical sciences (clinical genetics). Her current research is focused on the identification, association, and functional analysis of SNPs in human genetic disorders. She has a particular interest in the role of alternative splicing in health and disease, as well as gene regulation at the level of both transcription and translation. Dr. Chappell is an Editorial Board Member for Case Reports in Genetics and for the International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics.
Biography Updated on 5 May 2011