Nikki Roatch, M.A.

Nikki Roatch recently graduated from Texas A&M University, where she completed a master’s degree in biological anthropology. After working in academia, Nikki joined the research team at The Johnson Center in the Fall of 2013. 

As a research assistant at The Johnson Center, Nikki facilitates clinical studies, working to serve our community in effective and meaningful ways. She is enjoying the transition into clinical research, where she has the opportunity to personally work with families in order to improve patients’ lives at an individual level.

Specifically, she is involved in our ongoing study aimed at identifying biomarkers in children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic profiling that may be useful for targeting therapeutic interventions. This development of biomarker profiles may form a diagnostic tool, which may improve the clinical well-being of children with developmental disorders.

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