Education[edit | edit source]
- 1989, B.S., Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Illinois
- 1991, M.A., Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University
- 1994, M.S., Mathematics, New Mexico State University
- 1998, Ph.D., Mathematics, New Mexico State University
Research[edit | edit source]
Schlauch develops mathematical and statistical techniques to use in analysis of large and complex whole-Omics experiments for biological hypotheses. Collaborating physicians, she has worked to predict possible associations of genotype and disease in conditions including pre-term labor, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gulf War Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and obesity.
Schlauch is the lead statistical geneticist on the Healthy Nevada Project housed at the Desert Research Institute and Renown Hospital.
Publications[edit | edit source]
- 2016, Genome-wide association analysis identifies genetic variations in subjects with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (Full text)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Karen Schlauch". www.unr.edu. Retrieved Jul 27, 2019.
- Schlauch, Karen A.; Khaiboullina, Svetlana F.; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Rawat, Shanti; Petereit, J; Rizvanov, Albert A; Blatt, Nataliya; Mijatovic, Tatjana; Kulick, D; Palotás, András; Lombardi, Vincent C. (2016), "Genome-wide association analysis identifies genetic variations in subjects with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Translational Psychiatry, 6 (2): e730, doi:10.1038/tp.2015.208
genome - an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes
myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.