Dr. Bakulski is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty in the Department of Epidemiology in 2016. As an undergraduate, Dr. Bakulski received degrees in Environmental Science as well as Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Colby College. Dr. Bakulski then completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. She next carried out a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in genetic and epigenetic epidemiology.
Dr. Bakulski’s current research integrates and applies multiple genome-wide measures to understand disease risk. She investigates the in utero effects of environmental exposures, such as metals and one-carbon metabolites, on the newborn epigenome, transcriptome, and ultimately risk of autism spectrum disorders. In addition, she studies the interactions between multiple pollutant exposures and genetics in aging populations on the risk of cognitive decline.
Bakulski KM, Feinberg JI, Yang J, Brown S, Andrews SV, McKenney S, Witter F, Walston J, Feinberg AP, Fallin MD. 2016. DNA methylation of cord blood cell types: Applications for mixed cell birth studies. Epigenetics 11: 354-62. PMID: 27019159.
*Joubert BR, *Felix JF, *Yousefi P, *Bakulski KM, *Just AC, *Breton C, *Reese S, *Markunas C, *Richmond RC, *Xu C-J, *Kupers L, *Oh S, *Hoyo C, et al. 2016. DNA methylation in newborns and maternal smoking in pregnancy: Genome-wide consortium meta-analysis.American Journal of Human Genetics 98: 680-96.PMID: 27040690
Bakulski KM, Halladay A, Hu VW, Mill J, Fallin MD. 2016. Epigenetic Research in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: the “Tissue Issue”. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports. doi: 10.1007/s40473-016-0083-4.
Cardenas A, Allard C, Doyon M, Houseman EA, Bakulski KM, Perron P, Bouchard L, Hivert M-F. 2016. Validation of a DNA methylation reference panel for the estimation of nucleated cell types in cord blood. Epigenetics.
Bakulski K.M., Lee H.J., Feinberg J.I., Wells E.M., Brown S., Herbstman, J., Witter, F.R., Halden, R.U., Caldwell, K., Mortensen, M.E., Jaffe A.E., Moye, Jr. J., Caulfield, L.E., Pan, Y., Tollerud, D.J., Goldman, L.R., Feinberg, A.P., Fallin, M.D.. 2015. Prenatal mercury concentration is associated with changes in DNA methylation at TCEANC2 in newborns. International Journal of Epidemiology PMID: 25906783.