Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. In even less time, another person is diagnosed with cancer. Nearly all of us have been impacted by these diseases, yet their origins are not fully understood. It is because cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other common conditions are highly complex; a person’s genetics, age, and lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, all play a role. Great efforts are needed to unravel these networks to understand complex diseases and how to better treat them. To do our part in addressing this monumental challenge, our creative and vibrant team is using innovative technologies to pinpoint the genes responsible for complex diseases and determine how those genes interact with age, diet and other factors that drive disease onset. In the coming years, our discoveries will support early identification of patients at risk for particular complex diseases and inspire the development of more effective therapies, leading to a brighter, healthier future for us all.
Our Current Research Projects