Sue Kraemer, PhD
Sue Kraemer has spent over fifteen years as a research scientist in the Life Sciences holding positions of Senior Scientist at Center for Infectious Disease Research (formerly Seattle BioMed) and Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health before coming to UWB. In addition, Sue has provided leadership development and collaboration training for scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Sue is also a Master Gardener and serves on the King County Master Gardener Foundation board.
Sue’s scholarship has focused on global health and bioinformatics. Her current project involves the collaboration with Regina Appiah-Opong at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Legon, Ghana facilitated by BIO Ventures for Global Health. Using data that are publicly available, they are collecting and analyzing genetic polymorphisms in members of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme family in West African populations. The aim is to determine which CYP polymorphisms are prevalent in West African and/or Ghanaian populations and understand the implications of these polymorphisms on protein function. In addition to improving our understanding of population variation of these enzymes, these data will allow us to use CYPs that specifically represent the West African population in future studies.