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

Nicholette Danielle Allred, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,


Contact Information

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

Email: nallred@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

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

Memberships

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

Nicholette Danielle Allred, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Research Interests

Insulin Resistance; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Hispanic Americans; Atherosclerosis; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
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Contact Information

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

Email: nallred@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

APOL1 genotype and kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African American donors. 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,.. Transplantation. 2016;100(1):194-202.

Tissue-specific and genetic regulation of insulin sensitivity-associated transcripts in African Americans. 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.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(4):1455-1468.

Genetic associations at 53 loci highlight cell types and biological pathways relevant for kidney function. 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,.. Nat Commun. 2016;7():10023.

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

Admixture mapping of serum vitamin D and parathyroid hormone concentrations in the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. 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.. Bone. 2016;87():71-77.

APOL1 renal-risk genotypes associate with longer hemodialysis survival in prevalent nondiabetic African American patients with end-stage renal disease. 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.. Kidney Int. 2016;90(2):389-395.

Mapping adipose and muscle tissue expression quantitative trait loci in African Americans to identify genes for type 2 diabetes and obesity. 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,.. Hum Genet. 2016;135(8):869-880.

Trans-ethnic meta-analysis and functional annotation illuminates the genetic architecture of fasting glucose and insulin. Liu CT, Raghavan S, Maruthur N, Kabagambe EK, Hong J, Ng MC, Hivert MF, Lu Y, An P, Bentley AR, Drolet AM, Gaulton KJ, Guo X, Armstrong LL, Irvin MR, Li M, Lipovich L, Rybin DV, Taylor KD, Agyemang C, Palmer ND, Cade BE, Chen WM, Dauriz M,.. Am J Hum Genet. 2016;99(1):56-75.

Association analysis of the cubilin (CUBN) and megalin (LRP2) genes with ESRD in African Americans. Ma J, Guan M, Bowden DW, Ng MC, Hicks PJ, Lea JP, Ma L, Gao C, Palmer ND, Freedman BI.. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016;11(6):1034-1043.

Improved performance of dynamic measures of insulin response over surrogate indices to identify genetic contributors of type 2 diabetes: the GUARDIAN Consortium. Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Wang N, Buchanan TA, Xiang AH, Allayee H, Bergman RN, Raffel LJ, Chen YD, Haritunians T, Fingerlin T, Goodarzi MO, Taylor KD, Rotter JI, Watanabe RM, Bowden DW.. Diabetes. 2016;65(7):2072-2080.

APOL1 renal-risk variants associate with reduced cerebral white matter lesion volume and increased gray matter volume. Freedman BI, Gadegbeku CA, Bryan RN, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Ma L, Rocco MV, Smith SC, Xu J, Whitlow CT, Wagner BC, Langefeld CD, Hawfield AT, Bates JT, Lerner AJ, Raj DS, Sadaghiani MS, Toto RD, Wright JT Jr, Bowden DW, Williamson JD, Sink KM,.. Kidney Int. 2016;90(2):440-449.

The genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes. Fuchsberger C, Flannick J, Teslovich TM, Mahajan A, Agarwala V, Gaulton KJ, Ma C, Fontanillas P, Moutsianas L, McCarthy DJ, Rivas MA, Perry JR, Sim X, Blackwell TW, Robertson NR, Rayner NW, Cingolani P, Locke AE, Fernandez Tajes J, Highland HM,.. Nature. 2016;536(7614):41-47.

Genome-wide interaction with insulin secretion loci reveals novel loci for type 2 diabetes in African Americans. Keaton JM, Hellwege JN, Ng MC, Palmer ND, Pankow JS, Fornage M, Wilson JG, Correa A, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Rotter JI, Chen YD, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman B, Bowden DW.. PLoS One. 2016;11(7):e0159977.

APOL1 associations with nephropathy, atherosclerosis, and all-cause mortality in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. 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.. Kidney Int. 2015;87(1):176-181.

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

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

Empirical characteristics of family-based linkage to a complex trait: the ADIPOQ region and adiponectin levels. 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.. Hum Genet. 2015;134(2):203-213.

Genetic variants associated with quantitative glucose homeostasis traits translate to type 2 diabetes in Mexican Americans: the GUARDIAN (Genetics Underlying Diabetes in Hispanics) Consortium. 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,.. Diabetes. 2015;64(5):1853-1866.

Low-frequency and rare exome chip variants associate with fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes susceptibility. 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,.. Nat Commun. 2015;6():5897.

A common variant in the CLDN7/ELP5 locus predicts adiponectin change with lifestyle intervention and improved fitness in obese individuals with diabetes. 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.. Physiol Genomics. 2015;47(6):215-224.

Apolipoprotein L1 gene variants in deceased organ donors are associated with renal allograft failure. 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,.. Am J Transplant. 2015;15(6):1615-1622.

Deceased donor multidrug resistance protein 1 and caveolin 1 gene variants may influence allograft survival in kidney transplantation. 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,.. Kidney Int. 2015;88(3):584-592.

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

Genome-wide gene-gene interaction with insulin secretion loci reveals novel loci contributing to type 2 diabetes etiology in African Americans [abstract]. 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.. Diabetes. 2015;64(Suppl 1):A465.

eQTL analysis of adipose and muscle in African Americans identifies genetic regulators for type 2 diabetes and obesity-associated genes [abstract]. 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.. Diabetes. 2015;64(Suppl 1):A82.

Transcriptional profiles of adipose and muscle tissue are associated with insulin sensitivity and influenced by genetic variation in African Americans [abstract]. 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.. Diabetes. 2015;64(Suppl 1):A456.

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

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

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

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

Subclinical atherosclerosis is inversely associated with gray matter volume in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. 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.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(11):2158-2165.

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

Plasma FGF23 and calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 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.. Am J Nephrol. 2015;42(6):391-401.

A comprehensive analysis of common and rare variants to identify adiposity loci in Hispanic Americans: the IRAS Family Study (IRASFS). 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.. PLoS One. 2015;10(11):e0134649.

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. Register T, Carr JJ, Lenchik L, Divers J, Russell GB, Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. J Bone Miner Res. 2015;30(Suppl 1):.

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

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

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

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. 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.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(1):315-321.

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

Genome-wide family-based linkage analysis of exome chip variants and cardiometabolic risk. 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.. Genet Epidemiol. 2014;38(4):345-352.

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

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

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

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

Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in African Americans provides insights into the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes. 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,.. PLoS Genet. 2014;10(8):e1004517.

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

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

Variation in the multidrug resistance protein 1 gene (ABCB1) in African American deceased organ donors is associated with renal allograft failure [abstract]. 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.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014;25(Abstract Suppl):40A.

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

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