Sean Courtney, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics
  • BS, Exercise Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • MS, Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • PhD, Genetics, Texas A&M University

Dr. Courtney’s area of interest includes cancer genomics and bioinformatics. Dr. Courtney focuses on investigating the human genome to identify novel mutations and biomarkers which may be actionable for novel therapies. Next generation sequencing technologies and downstream bioinformatics pipelines to perform analyses on big data are also of interest to Dr. Courtney.


Davis-Turak J, Courtney SM, Hazard ES. Glen WB Jr, da Silveira WA, Wesselman T, Harbin LP, Wolf BJ, Chung D, Hardiman G. Genomics pipelines and data integration: challenges in the research setting. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. Jan 25, 2017. PMID: 28092471. Doi 10.1080/14737159.2017.1282822.

Janakiraman H, House RP, Talwar S, Courtney SM, Hazard ES, Hardiman G, Mehrotra S, Howe PH, Gangaraju V, Palanisamy V. Repression of caspase-3 and RNA-binding protein HuR cleavage by cyclooxygenase-2 promotes drug resistance in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oncogene. December 12, 2016. PMID: 27941877. Doi: 10.1038/onc.2016.451.

Zollars E, Courtney SM, Wolf BJ, Allaire N, Ranger A, Hardiman G, Petri M. Clinical application of a modular genomics technique in systematic lupus erythematosus: progress towards precision medicine. Intl J Genomics. August 20, 2016. PMID27656648. Doi:10.1155/2016/7862962.

Hardiman G, Savage Sj, Hazard ES, Wilson RC, Courtney SM, Smith MT, Hollis BW, Halbert CH, & Gattoni-Celli S. Systems analysis of the prostate transcriptome in African American men compared to European American men. Pharmaco Genomics. June 30, 2016. PMID: 27359067.

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