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Nicholette Danielle Allred, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Nicholette Danielle Allred, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,




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Academic: 336-713-7534 | Department: 336-713-7534

Email: nallred@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., WFU School of Medicine, 2005

Memberships

  • Am Soc of Human Genetics
  • Golden Key National Honor Soc
  • Sigma Xi - Research Society
Nicholette Danielle Allred, Ph.D.

Nicholette Danielle Allred, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Center for Diabetes Research
Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research
Center for Public Health Genomics
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Research Interests

diabetes, epidemiology, genetics/genome, growth & development, minority health issues, obesity, statistics/mathematics

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7534 | Department: 336-713-7534

Email: nallred@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Freedman BI, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Schladt D, Julian BA, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Gebel HM, Kirk AD, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Mohan S, Ma L, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Palmer ND,. APOL1 genotype and kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African American donors. Transplantation. 2016;100(1):194-202.

Sharma NK, Sajuthi SP, Chou JW, Calles-Escandon J, Demons J, Rogers S, Ma L, Palmer ND, R McWilliams D, Beal J, Comeau M, Cherry K, Hawkins GA, Menon L, Kouba E, Davis D, Burris M, Byerly SJ, Easter L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Das SK. Tissue-specific and genetic regulation of insulin sensitivity-associated transcripts in African Americans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(4):1455-1468.

Pattaro C, Teumer A, Gorski M, Chu AY, Li M, Mijatovic V, Garnaas M, Tin A, Sorice R, Li Y, Taliun D, Olden M, Foster M, Yang Q, Chen MH, Pers TH, Johnson AD, Ko YA, Fuchsberger C, Tayo B, Nalls M, Feitosa MF, Isaacs A, Dehghan A, d'Adamo P, Adeyemo A,. Genetic associations at 53 loci highlight cell types and biological pathways relevant for kidney function. Nat Commun. 2016;7():10023.

Martelle SE, Raffield LM, Palmer ND, Cox AJ, Freedman BI, Hugenschmidt CE, Williamson JD, Bowden DW. Dopamine pathway gene variants may modulate cognitive performance in the DHS - Mind Study. Brain Behav. 2016;6(4):e00446.

Palmer ND, Divers J, Lu L, Register TC, Carr JJ, Hicks PJ, Smith SC, Xu J, Judd SE, Irvin MR, Gutierrez OM, Bowden DW, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Admixture mapping of serum vitamin D and parathyroid hormone concentrations in the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. Bone. 2016;87():71-77.

Ma L, Langefeld CD, Comeau ME, Bonomo JA, Rocco MV, Burkart JM, Divers J, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Lea JP, Krisher JO, Clay MJ, Freedman BI. APOL1 renal-risk genotypes associate with longer hemodialysis survival in prevalent nondiabetic African American patients with end-stage renal disease. Kidney Int. 2016;():.

Sajuthi SP, Sharma NK, Chou JW, Palmer ND, McWilliams DR, Beal J, Comeau ME, Ma L, Calles-Escandon J, Demons J, Rogers S, Cherry K, Menon L, Kouba E, Davis D, Burris M, Byerly SJ, Ng MC, Maruthur NM, Patel SR, Bielak LF, Lange LA, Guo X, Sale MM,. Mapping adipose and muscle tissue expression quantitative trait loci in African Americans to identify genes for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Hum Genet. 2016;():.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Palmer ND, Carrie Smith S, Bagwell BM, Hicks PJ, Xu J, Wagenknecht LE, Raffield LM, Register TC, Jeffrey Carr J, Bowden DW, Divers J. APOL1 associations with nephropathy, atherosclerosis, and all-cause mortality in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Kidney Int. 2015;87(1):176-181.

Sink KM, Divers J, Whitlow CT, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Xu J, Hugenschmidt CE, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI. Cerebral structural changes in diabetic kidney disease: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(2):206-212.

Palmer ND, Ng MC, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Lea JP, Okusa MD, Kimberly RP, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Lack of association of the APOL1 G3 haplotype in African Americans with ESRD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;26(5):1021-1025.

Hellwege JN, Palmer ND, Brown MW, Ziegler JT, An SS, Guo X, Chen IY, Taylor K, Hawkins GA, Ng MC, Speliotes EK, Lorenzo C, Norris JM, Rotter JI, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW. Empirical characteristics of family-based linkage to a complex trait: the ADIPOQ region and adiponectin levels. Hum Genet. 2015;134(2):203-213.

Palmer ND, Goodarzi MO, Langefeld CD, Wang N, Guo X, Taylor KD, Fingerlin TE, Norris JM, Buchanan TA, Xiang AH , Haritunians T, Ziegler JT, Williams AH, Stefansovski D, Cui J, Mackay AW, Henkin LF, Bergman RN, Gao X, Gauderman J, Varma R, Hanis CL,. Genetic variants associated with quantitative glucose homeostasis traits translate to type 2 diabetes in Mexican Americans: the GUARDIAN (Genetics Underlying Diabetes in Hispanics) Consortium. Diabetes. 2015;64(5):1853-1866.

Wessel J, Chu AY, Willems SM, Wang S, Yaghootkar H, Brody JA, Dauriz M, Hivert MF, Raghavan S, Lipovich L, Hidalgo B, Fox K, Huffman JE, An P, Lu Y, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Grarup N, Ehm MG, Li L, Baldridge AS, Stancakova A, Abrol R, Besse C,. Low-frequency and rare exome chip variants associate with fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes susceptibility. Nat Commun. 2015;6():5897.

Belalcazar LM, Papandonatos GD, McCaffery JM, Peter I, Pajewski NM, Erar B, Allred ND, Balasubramanyam A, Bowden DW, Brautbar A, Pi-Sunyer FX, Ballantyne CM, Huggins GS. A common variant in the CLDN7/ELP5 locus predicts adiponectin change with lifestyle intervention and improved fitness in obese individuals with diabetes. Physiol Genomics. 2015;47(6):215-224.

Freedman BI, Julian BA, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Schladt D, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Gebel HM, Kirk AD, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Mohan S, Ma L, Langefeld CD, Hicks PJ, Palmer ND, Adams PL,. Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants in deceased organ donors are associated with renal allograft failure. Am J Transplant. 2015;15(6):1615-1622.

Ma J, Divers J, Palmer ND, Julian BA, Israni AK, Schladt D, Pastan SO, Chattrabhuti K, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Kirk AD, Brown WM, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Guan M, Palanisamy A, Reeves-Daniel AM, Bowden DW,. Deceased donor multidrug resistance protein 1 and caveolin 1 gene variants may influence allograft survival in kidney transplantation. Kidney Int. 2015;88(3):584-592.

Palmer ND, Stevens RD, Antinozzi PA, Anderson A, Bergman RN, Wagenknecht LE, Newgard CB, Bowden DW. Metabolomic profile associated with insulin resistance and conversion to diabetes in the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(3):E463-E468.

Keaton JM, Ng MC, Palmer N, Pankow J, Fornage M, Wilson JG, Correa A, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Rotter JI, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Genome-wide gene-gene interaction with insulin secretion loci reveals novel loci contributing to type 2 diabetes etiology in African Americans [abstract]. Diabetes. 2015;64(Suppl 1):A465.

Sajuthi S, Sharma N, McWilliams D, Chou J, Comeau M, Palmer ND, Ma L, Calles J, Demons J, Rogers S, Beal J, Menon L, Kouba E, Davis D, Byers J, Burris M, Byerly SJ, Easter L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Das SK. eQTL analysis of adipose and muscle in African Americans identifies genetic regulators for type 2 diabetes and obesity-associated genes [abstract]. Diabetes. 2015;64(Suppl 1):A82.

Sharma NK, Sajuthi S, Chou J, Ma L, Calles J, Demons J, Rogers S, McWilliams D, Beal J, Comeau M, Palmer ND, Menon L, Kouba E, Davis D, Byers J, Burris M, Byerly SJ, Easter L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Das SK. Transcriptional profiles of adipose and muscle tissue are associated with insulin sensitivity and influenced by genetic variation in African Americans [abstract]. Diabetes. 2015;64(Suppl 1):A456.

Sharma PR, Mackey AJ, Dejene EA, Ramadan JW, Langefeld CD, Palmer ND, Taylor KD, Wagenknecht LE, Watanabe RM, Rich SS, Nunemaker CS. An islet-targeted genome-wide association scan identifies novel genes implicated in cytokine-mediated islet stress in type 2 diabetes. Endocrinology. 2015;156(9):3147-3156.

Gutierrez OM, Judd SE, Irvin MR, Zhi D, Limdi N, Palmer ND, Rich SS, Sale MM, Freedman BI. APOL1 nephropathy risk variants are associated with altered high-density lipoprotein profiles in African Americans. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2015;31(4):602-608.

Freedman BI, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Smith SC, Xu J, Carr JJ, Bowden DW, Register T. Vitamin D associations with renal, bone, and cardiovascular phenotypes: African American-Diabetes Heart Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(10):3693-3701.

Whitlow CT, Sink KM, Divers J, Smith SC, Xu J, Palmer ND, Hugenschmidt CE, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Maldjian JA. Effects of type 2 diabetes on brain structure and cognitive function: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015;36(9):1648-1653.

Freedman BI, Divers J, Whitlow CT, Bowden DW, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Xu J, Register TC, Carr JJ, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Sink KM, Maldjian JA. Subclinical atherosclerosis is inversely associated with gray matter volume in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(11):2158-2165.

Bonomo JA, Palmer ND, He JC, Fan Y, Hicks PJ, Lea JP, Okusa MD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Association analysis of the reticulon 1 gene in end-stage kidney disease. Am J Nephrol. 2015;42(4):259-264.

Freedman BI, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Langefeld CD, Hruska KA, Register TC. Plasma FGF23 and calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am J Nephrol. 2015;42(6):391-401.

Gao C, Wang N, Guo X, Ziegler JT, Taylor KD, Xiang AH, Hai Y, Kridel SJ, Nadler JL, Kandeel F, Raffel LJ, Chen YD, Norris JM, Rotter JI, Watanabe RM, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Speliotes EK, Goodarzi MO, Langefeld CD, Palmer ND. A comprehensive analysis of common and rare variants to identify adiposity loci in Hispanic Americans: the IRAS Family Study (IRASFS). PLoS One. 2015;10(11):e0134649.

Register T, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Bone resorption assessed by serum type I collagen C-terminal telopeptide (crosslaps) is inversely associated with bone mineral density and change in BMD but not with change in calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans. J Bone Miner Res. 2015;30(Suppl 1):.

Bonomo JA, Palmer ND, Fan Y, He JC, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Associations between the reticulon 1 gene (RTN1) and end-stage kidney disease [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;26(Abstract Suppl):738A.

Hellwege JN, Palmer ND, Ziegler JT, Langefeld CD, Lorenzo C, Norris JM, Takamura T, Bowden DW. Genetic variants in selenoprotein P plasma 1 gene (SEPP1) are associated with fasting insulin and first phase insulin response in Hispanics. Gene. 2014;534(1):33-39.

Palmer ND, Ng MC, Hicks PJ, Mudgal P, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Evaluation of candidate nephropathy susceptibility genes in a genome-wide association study of African American diabetic kidney disease. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e88273.

Register TC, Hruska KA, Divers J, Bowden DW, Palmer ND, Carr JJ, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Dietzen DJ, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Sclerostin is positively associated with bone mineral density in men and women and negatively associated with carotid calcified atherosclerotic plaque in men from the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(1):315-321.

Divers J, Palmer ND, Lu L, Langefeld CD, Rocco MV, Hicks PJ, Murea M, Ma L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Gene-gene interactions in APOL1-associated nephropathy. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014;29(3):587-594.

Hellwege JN, Palmer ND, Raffield LM, Ng MC, Hawkins GA, Long J, Lorenzo C, Norris JM, Ida Chen YD, Speliotes EK, Rotter JI, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW. Genome-wide family-based linkage analysis of exome chip variants and cardiometabolic risk. Genet Epidemiol. 2014;38(4):345-352.

Cooke Bailey JN, Palmer ND, Ng MC, Bonomo JA, Hicks PJ, Hester JM, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Analysis of coding variants identified from exome sequencing resources for association with diabetic and non-diabetic nephropathy in African Americans. Hum Genet. 2014;133(6):769-779.

Bonomo JA, Ng MC, Palmer ND, Keaton JM, Larsen CP, Hicks PJ, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Coding variants in nephrin (NPHS1) and susceptibility to nephropathy in African Americans. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;9(8):1434-1440.

Bonomo JA, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Lea JP, Okusa MD, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Complement factor H gene associations with end-stage kidney disease in African Americans. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014;29(7):1409-1414.

Bonomo JA, Guan M, Ng MC, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Keaton JM, Lea JP, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. The ras responsive transcription factor RREB1 is a novel candidate gene for type 2 diabetes associated end-stage kidney disease. Hum Mol Genet. 2014;23(24):6441-6447.

Ng MC, Shriner D, Chen BH, Li J, Chen WM, Guo X, Liu J, Bielinski SJ, Yanek LR, Nalls MA, Comeau ME, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Jensen RA, Evans DS, Sun YV, An P, Patel SR, Lu Y, Long J, Armstrong LL, Wagenknecht L, Yang L, Snively BM, Palmer ND, Mudgal P,. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in African Americans provides insights into the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes. PLoS Genet. 2014;10(8):e1004517.

Keaton JM, Cooke Bailey JN, Palmer ND, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Ng MC, Bowden DW. A comparison of type 2 diabetes risk allele load between African Americans and European Americans. Hum Genet. 2014;133(12):1487-1495.

Palmer ND, Sink KM, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Hugenschmidt CE, Whitlow CT, Williamson JD, Maldjian JA, Divers J, Freedman BI. Kidney disease and cognitive function: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Am J Nephrol. 2014;40(3):200-207.

Ma J, Divers J, Palmer ND, Julian BA, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Gaston RS, Ma L, Stratta RJ, Palanisamy A, Reeves-Daniel AM, Freedman BI. Variation in the multidrug resistance protein 1 gene (ABCB1) in African American deceased organ donors is associated with renal allograft failure [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):40A.

Palmer ND, Ng M, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Lea JP, Okusa MD, Kimberly RP, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. The apolipoprotein L1 gene G3 haplotype is not associated with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in African Americans [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):416A.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Hicks PJ, Xu J, Wagenknecht LE, Raffield LM, Register TC, Bowden DW, Divers J. Apolipoprotein L1 gene associations with atherosclerosis, nephropathy, and mortality in African Americans with type 2 diabetes [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):231A.

Register TC, Hruska KA, Divers J, Bowden DW, Palmer ND, Carr JJ, Wagenknecht LE, Hightower RC, Xu J, Smith SC, Dietzen DJ, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Plasma Dickkopf1 (DKK1) concentrations negatively associate with atherosclerotic calcified plaque in African-Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98(1):E60-E65.

An SS, Palmer ND, Hanley AJ, Ziegler JT, Brown WM, Haffner SM, Norris JM, Rotter JI, Guo X, Chen YD, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW. Estimating the contributions of rare and common genetic variations and clinical measures to a model trait: adiponectin. Genet Epidemiol. 2013;37(1):13-24.

Ng MCY, Saxena R, Li J, Palmer ND, Dimitrov L, Xu J, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Zmuda JM, Siscovick DS, Patel SR, Crook ED, Sims M, Chen YD, Bertoni AG, Li M, Grant SF, Dupuis J, Meigs JB, Psaty BM, Pankow JS, Langefeld CD,. Transferability and fine mapping of type 2 diabetes loci in African Americans: the Candidate Gene Association Resource Plus Study. Diabetes. 2013;62(3):965-976.

Divers J, Palmer ND, Lu L, Register TC, Carr JJ, Hicks PJ, Hightower RC, Smith SC, Xu J, Cox AJ, Hruska KA, Bowden DW, Lewis CE, Heiss G, Province MA, Borecki IB, Kerr KF, Chen YD, Palmas W, Rotter JI, Wassel CL, Bertoni AG,. Admixture mapping of coronary artery calcified plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2013;6(1):97-105.

Palmer ND, Freedman BI. Diabetic nephropathy: FRMD3 in diabetic nephropathy-guilt by association. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2013;9(6):313-314.

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