Ignatia B. Van den Veyver, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor and Director of Prenatal Genetics
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Co-director, Graduate Program in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine (TBMM)
As a practicing specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and prenatal genetics, Dr. Van den Veyver also has a keen interest in understanding how maternal diet, medications and environmental exposures at sensitive times for brain development can alter epigenetic states (by changing DNA methylation patterns, for example) of genes in utero or in the perinatal period, setting the stage for later problems. Her laboratory currently studies these processes in mouse models, including moue models of autism.
Dr. Van den Veyver also collaborates with investigators in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics on developing and applying new technologies such as array comparative genomic hybridization for prenatal genetic testing of developmental disorders.
Her clinical practice as Director of Prenatal and Reproductive Genetics in the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women creates abundant opportunities to translate her research from bench to bedside and vice versa.
Promises, Pitfalls and Practicalities of Prenatal Whole Exome Sequencing.
Best S, Wou K, Vora N, Van den Veyver IB, Wapner R, Chitty LS